Bingaman talks about oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about an Energy Committee hearing he chaired yesterday on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman051210m.mp3

00:00 – Bingaman talks a hearing he chaired in the Energy and NaturalResources Committee yesterday to determine what steps need to be taken to prevent a repeat of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

02:52 – Bingaman talks about the role of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) in preventing disasters like the Deepwater Horizon incident.

04:32 – Bingaman talks about the damage caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

06:55 – Bingaman talks about the future of deepwater oil drilling.

09:43 – Bingaman talks the liability of companies that drill for oil and gas.

14:06 – Bingaman talks about a jet fuel oil leak at Kirtland Air Force Base jet fuel leak that may be threatening city water wells.

15:39 – Bingaman talks about the role of renewable energy in helping meet the country’s energy need.