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June 18th, 2010
09:45 AM ET

BP executive failed to answer questions, lawmakers say

CNN Wire Staff

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As oil continued gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's ruptured deepwater well Friday, the political firestorm sparked by the environmental disaster showed no signs of slowing.

Lawmakers said many questions remained after BP CEO Tony Hayward faced a bipartisan barrage of criticism during a heated day of testimony on Capitol Hill.

"It was frustrating, not just to me but to the American people," Rep. Bart Stupak said Thursday on CNN's "John King, USA."

U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's oil disaster response manager, is expected to brief reporters on cleanup efforts Friday morning.

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