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PostSubject: Rig owner hindering federal probe into Gulf oil spill   Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:22 pm

Rig owner hindering federal probe into Gulf oil spill

HOUSTON — The owner of the oil rig that exploded and led to the massive 2010 Gulf oil spill is thwarting a federal board's efforts to make safety recommendations that could prevent such an accident from happening again by not honoring the organization's subpoenas, a prosecutor told a judge on Wednesday.

But an attorney for rig owner Transocean said the U.S. Chemical Safety Board does not have the authority to investigate an incident that happened in Gulf of Mexico waters on the Outer Continental Shelf.


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