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BP CEO faces lawmakers in Gulf oil spill hearing

06-18-2010 08:55 BJT

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BP's Chief Executive appeared at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Thursday -- his first such move since the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in April.

On day 59 of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward faced the wrath of US lawmakers as he appeared before a congressional hearing to apologize for the worst oil spill in US history.

Tony Hayward said, "I know that this incident has profoundly impacted lives and caused turmoil, and I deeply regret that. I also deeply regret the impact that this spill has had on the environment - the wildlife and the ecosystem of the Gulf."

Hayward's first appearance on Capitol Hill since an offshore oil rig explosion on April 20th was disrupted at the beginning of his testimony by a protester who identified herself as a 4th-generation shrimper.

For lawmakers, this was also their opportunity to vent against the man -- who has become the public face of BP.

Bart Stupak Congressman, said, "Mr. Hayward you owe it to all Americans. We are not small people but we wish to get our lives back. For the Americans who live and work on the Gulf Coast, it may be years before they get their lives back. For the Americans who lost their lives on the rig, their families may never get their lives back. Mr. Hayward, I'm sure you will get your life back, and with a golden parachute back to England. But we in America are left with the terrible consequences of BP's reckless disregard for safety."


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