Thursday, January 20, 2011
January 20, 2011: Expanding the State's Ability to Prevent a Catastrophic Oil Spill
After the release of a recent fact-finding commission on the BP oil disaster, state environmental leaders propose measures to keep Washington waters safe. The legislation, designed to upgrade the state's oil spill protection plan, requires oil companies to increase their capacity to respond to a catastrophic spill. Martha Baskin takes a closer look and talks with those who recognize the vulnerability of a state with some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.