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Tonight on 360°, Anderson will be reporting from Fort Jackson Oiled Bird Rehabilitation Center in Buras, Louisiana, where birds caught in the Gulf spill are brought to be cleaned. He'll give you an up close look at the operation.
There's a lot more to cover tonight. President Obama met with BP executives at the White House today where the oil company pledged to set up an independently managed $20 billion escrow account to cover economic damages connected to the spill. We’ll dig deeper on that development.
There's also the comment made by BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg to reporters after the White House meeting.
"He (Obama) is frustrated, because he cares about the small people. And we care about the small people. I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are greedy companies or don't care, but that is not the case in BP. We care about the small people," Svanberg said.
Just moments ago, we got this statement from Svanberg:
"I spoke clumsily this afternoon, and for that, I am very sorry. What I was trying to say - that BP understands how deeply this affects the lives of people who live along the Gulf and depend on it for their livelihood - will best be conveyed not by any words but by the work we do to put things right for the families and businesses who've been hurt. Like President Obama, I believe we made some good progress toward that goal today."
Once again, a BP official has had to apologize for a poor choice of words. Previously that dishonor fell to BP CEO Tony Hayward who took heat for saying, "I'd like my life back" and the amount of oil lost is "relatively tiny" compared with the "very big ocean."
Hayward will be in the hot seat again tomorrow when he testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
We've obtained a transcript of his planned remarks. It shows BP still doesn't know if its efforts to stop the leak will work.
"We cannot guarantee the outcome of these operations, but we are working around the clock with the best experts from government and industry," Hayward says in prepared testimony to be delivered tomorrow.
We'll have more details on Hayward's testimony on the program. Anderson will talk with Sen. Edward Markey, D-Massachusetts, who is the chairman of the committee Hayward will face tomorrow. We'll ask Markey what he wants to hear from Hayward. For weeks, Markey has pressed BP to be more transparent.
"What has been clear the whole time is that BP has been more concern about its own bottom line then it has to what has been going on the bottom of the ocean in the Gulf," Markey said earlier today on Capitol Hill.
Hayward will be added to our list of the "Culprits of the Catastrophe" tonight on 360°. All this week we're naming names and holding them accountable.
Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.
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