The trio of Bay Area Houston congressional representatives voted last week in Congress against applying lessons learned from the 2010 BP-DeepWater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. That disaster, just miles off the Lousiana coast, injected 5 million barrels of oil, or 210,000,000 gallons in the three months of runaway oil injection into the Gulf. April 20, 2013, marked the three-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which took the lives of 11 men and resulted in the largest oil spill in American history.
Steve Stockman, Randy Weber and Pete Olson each voted against applying safety lessons to additional drilling in the Gulf, including our Texas coast.
Texas is simply lucky to not have dead coastal land like that in Louisiana... are Texas beaches next?
Despite the happy-face BP commercials that blast out about about good food and partying again along the coast, the results of the explosion of pollution have not gone away. Check this Atlantic Monthly "Tar Balls and Oil Sheen Blight Gulf Coast story.