House Keeps Pressure On Oil Execs Over BP Spill

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 2:06 PM EDT) -- Oil industry executives tied to the growing BP PLC oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico were hammered for the second straight day Wednesday by federal lawmakers, who expressed frustration at the apparent lack of preparation for mitigating environmental damage and the companies' continued efforts to deflect blame.

Sitting before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations, BP America Inc. President Lamar McKay; Transocean Ltd. CEO Steven Newman; Tim Probert, the chief health, safety and environmental officer for Halliburton Co.; and Jack Moore,...
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