Senate hearings prompting spill blame game

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Posted: May 11, 2010 6:42 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: blame, BP, companies, hearings, Congress, testimony, oil, spill, leak, Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, lawmakers

The finger-pointing has started as Congress begins hearings today on the massive oil spill in the Gulf.

Executives of the three companies involved in the drilling activities are trying to shift responsibility to each other in Testimony prepared for a pair of hearings.

Lawmakers are expected to ask BP why its drilling plans discounted the risk of a catastrophic pipeline rupture and why it assumed a leak would not pose a major threat.

The morning hearing by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the afternoon session before the Environmental and Public Health Committee give lawmakers their first chance to question the executives publicly.

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