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Oil spill prevention benefits everyone. It protects our environment, and it conserves a vital natural resource that powers our economy.
Today, more than 99.9995% of the oil produced, refined, stored and/0r transported in the United States reaches its destination safely and without incident. That's a record of performance very few industries can match - a record built on years investing in ever-better practices and technologies.
We also invest to be sure we can respond quickly and effectively if a spill does occur. The United States has in place one of the world's most sophisticated and well-coordinated spill response networks, bringing together the resources and expertise of private industry, public agencies and academia. And through initiatives like the Joint Industry Task Force, we're making sure we learn everything we can from adverse incidents in the past.
The latest news on research being conducted by the Task Force is available through the Joint Industry Task force Progress Report and the Subsea Dispersant Injection Newsletter. We've assembled this site to give you an overview of where we are and where we're going in the state of the art of spill prevention and response. Because we share the belief that the only acceptable oil spill is the one that never happens.