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Bob Graham-led oil spill commission, light on technical expertise, launches hearings in New Orleans today

by George Bennett | July 12th, 2010

AP photo shows President Obama with spill commission co-chairs Bob Graham (left) and former EPA Administrator William Reilly.

AP photo shows President Obama with spill commission co-chairs Bob Graham (left) and former EPA Administrator William Reilly.

With former Florida Sen. and offshore drilling critic Bob Graham as one of its co-chairs, a commission appointed by President Obama to study the Deepwater Horizon oil spill began hearings this morning in New Orleans.

Here’s the official White House website describing the commission and its members.

Here’s an Associated Press article from last month noting the lack of technical expertise of the panelists.

And here’s frequently updated coverage from today’s meeting by the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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