Oil Rig Blast Sparks New Offshore Drilling Debate

Law360, New York (April 29, 2010, 7:16 PM EDT) -- Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., called on the CEOs of five major oil companies Thursday to testify before Congress about the future of offshore drilling plans, as lawmakers prepare for a major re-examination of federal energy policies in the wake of the BP PLC-operated oil rig blast.

Markey, who is chair of Congress' Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, sent a formal notice to the heads of Exxon Mobil Corp., BP, ConocoPhillips Co., Shell Oil Co. and Chevron Corp. on Thursday, calling on them to...
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