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Post by TriciaG » May 27th, 2014, 1:21 pm

Final Report from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/final-report-from-the-national-commission-on-the-bp-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-and-offshore-drilling/
On April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men, and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spilled over 4 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill disrupted an entire region's economy, damaged fisheries and critical habitats, and brought vividly to light the risks of deepwater drilling for oil and gas - the latest frontier in the national energy supply. Soon after, President Barack Obama appointed a seven-member Commission to investigate the disaster, analyze its causes and effects, and recommend the actions necessary to minimize such risks in the future.

The Commission's report offers the American public and policymakers alike the fullest account available of what happened in the Gulf and why, and proposes actions - changes in company behavior, reform of government oversight, and investments in research and technology - required as industry moves forward to meet the nation's energy needs. (Summary from the report)
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://cybercemetery.unt.edu/archive/oilspill/20121210200431/http://www.oilspillcommission.gov/final-report
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Post by commonsparrow3 » May 29th, 2014, 4:11 pm

May I jump right into the deep end of this murky water and claim Sections 1 and 2 --(The Deepwater Horizon, the Macondo Well, and Sudden Death on the Gulf of Mexico, Pts 1 & 2)?

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Post by Availle » May 29th, 2014, 4:15 pm

And I would like to read the dedication and foreword please!
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Post by TriciaG » May 29th, 2014, 4:50 pm

You are both in the MW. Thanks! 8-)
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Post by Pharmville » May 29th, 2014, 5:17 pm

This is my first time, very thrilled, and I would like to take Section 3: The History of Offshore Oil and Gas in the United States, Pt 1

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Post by TriciaG » May 29th, 2014, 5:28 pm

Welcome! I'll pencil you in. :)

How would you like to be credited in the catalog? There are places for a catalog name (some use a nickname or forum name, some their real name) and a personal web site or blog, if you have one. CLICK HERE for an example of what I'm talking about. I recommend using whatever name you say (if any) when you say, "recorded by [your name]" as that's how listeners will look for you. (Keep in mind that prospective employers, classmates, etc. can also find you using the catalog name, so be cautious if privacy might be an issue.)

You'll also want to get your 1-minute test OK'd before starting in on this. That way you can iron out any technical problems before investing a bunch of time in recording the section.
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Post by Pharmville » May 29th, 2014, 7:55 pm

Tricia - I uploaded my 1 Minute Test! Please look for a test file containing my username.

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Post by TriciaG » May 30th, 2014, 7:21 am

I've posted your test and my response here: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=52269
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Post by commonsparrow3 » June 4th, 2014, 10:43 pm

Here is Section 1 -- (Chapter 1, Part 1) -- (length 31:29)
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/finalreport_01_deepwatercommission_128kb.mp3

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Post by TriciaG » June 5th, 2014, 6:57 am

Thank you! :)
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Post by TriciaG » June 5th, 2014, 8:56 am

Section 1:

10:36 - "To ensure the job did not have problems..." There's a weird skip in this, but it's understandable. Listen and see if you are OK with it. If you are, I am.
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Post by commonsparrow3 » June 5th, 2014, 12:44 pm

TriciaG wrote:Section 1:

10:36 - "To ensure the job did not have problems..." There's a weird skip in this, but it's understandable. Listen and see if you are OK with it. If you are, I am.
I hear the skip you mean. Sounds like the residue of a clumsy edit. Here's hopefully a better version:


https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/finalreport_01_deepwatercommission_128kb.mp3

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Post by TriciaG » June 5th, 2014, 1:09 pm

PL OK. Thanks!
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Post by commonsparrow3 » June 9th, 2014, 12:28 pm

Here is Section 2 -- (Chapter 1, Part 2) -- (length 36:35)
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/finalreport_02_deepwatercommission_128kb.mp3

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Post by TriciaG » June 9th, 2014, 2:02 pm

Thank you!

9:57 - repeat: "trying to calm them down enough to..." repeat at 10:01
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