Who Will Guarantee the Safety of Off-shore Oil and Gas Facilities?

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Lawrence Susskind, Ford professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology; author of Built to Win; co-author of Breaking Robert’s Rules and Breaking the Impasse

Building consensus among regulators and the oil and gas industry about how to avoid future oil spills may be easier than previously thought. In this posting, Lawrence Susskind suggests establishing an industry-run watchdog group modeled on the nuclear power industry’s organization. Susskind shows that such a collaborative effort manages risk and ensures smooth operations.

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