New BP CEO Won't Testify Before Congress

Law360, New York (October 25, 2010, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Robert Dudley, the new CEO of BP PLC, has criticized media coverage of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as excessive and declined an invitation to testify before a congressional panel on the incident, drawing a sharp rebuke from the committee's chairman.

Dudley said in a speech Monday at a Confederation of British Industry conference in London that during the 87-day spill, “it frequently felt as if we were the only story on the news, 24/7.”

There was “a great rush to judgment by a fair number...
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