Posted: Jun 17, 2010 9:24 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press
In an atmosphere of high tension, a House panel has opened Congress' first hearing with BP CEO Tony Hayward answering questions about the catastrophic Gulf Coast oil spill.
Hayward, sitting by himself at the witness table, is expected to be interrogated sharply by lawmakers about BP's preparedness for such a massive spill and its failure to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf.
Lawmakers also want assurances that BP will compensate Gulf coast residents and businesses for oil spill damage.