Oil blame game continues in Senate hearings

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Posted: May 11, 2010 10:18 AM by Jessica Dunne
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: oil, oil spill, Senate, panel, testify, hearing, blame, Jeff Bingaman, Lisa Murkowski

The chairperson of a Senate panel says the failures that led to the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico must be scrutinized so that new safety measures can be put in place. Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, opened the hearing today in Washington.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, said the accident should not interfere with offshore oil development.

Executives of the companies involved, including BP, are scheduled to testify.

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