BP Hit With Criticism Over Safety Measures

Law360, New York (January 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Only days after the release of a damning safety report, British Petroleum has found itself under attack again, with an upcoming review blaming budget cuts at the oil giant for a 2005 Texas plant explosion that killed 15 and injured 170 people.

The chairwoman of the U.S. chemical safety board, Carolyn Merritt, suggested that the government-sponsored agency’s own report, due in March, will establish an undeniable link between the budget slashes and the deadly incident.

"Budget cuts had an impact on safety and that impact on...
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