June 10th, 2010
03:18 PM ET

Senator: 'Outrageous' for BP to skip safety hearing

Ed Hornick

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Sen. Patty Murray blasted BP on Thursday for failing to attend her subcommittee's hearing on oil and gas worker safety.

"Honestly, I find it very outrageous that even after an accident that killed 11 workers, BP is not putting a high enough priority on worker safety to send a representative to a hearing specifically focused on protecting workers in their industry," the chairwoman of the Senate Health, Education and Labor's subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, said.

And she offered a warning to the company: "I am not going to stop working to get answers from BP."

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  1. Wayne

    “The gulf is dying” and everything connected to the gulf will soon start dying as well.
    Take BP out of the equation because they are ill-equipped for this scale of disaster. Let’s allow our Military to take control of this situation and stop the leak and coordinate the cleanup efforts.

    June 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm |