July 20th, 2010
05:16 PM ET

British PM says he understands the anger 'across America' for BP

CNN Wire Staff
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British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday that he "completely understands" the anger that "exists ... across America" regarding the oil well operated by BP that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico three months ago.

"It is BP's role to cap the leak" and compensate people affected by it, he said during a visit to Washington to meet with President Obama. Cameron said he is in regular touch with the leadership of BP, a British-based company.

Just down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House on Tuesday, a former interior secretary said Interior Department regulators designing disaster contingency plans didn't prepare for a calamity the size of the current Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis because of a lack of precedent.

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  1. Annie Kate

    I don't know about anyone else but the BP Oil Spill makes me angry because 1) BP treated Americans like we were dumb enough to believe any lie they told us; 2) that any competent highly technical company showed such wanton disregard for the Gulf and its marine life and the people whose livelihood depended on the Gulf. BP acted like every other big corporation – they didn't care for anything except making money and they didn't care who or what it hurt – something that has gone on for years and our government does not try to fix it; they just ship our jobs overseas so these same companies can make even more money.

    July 20, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
  2. Jim

    No I don't think He Understands- This happened because SEVERAL
    People did NOT do their Jobs- Inspectors Did Not Inspect, Regulators Did not regulate,etc. It Goes From the White House,ALL the Way Down.
    & instead of those who Did NOT do their Jobs being FIRED they do not even get a slap on the pinky!!! THAT IS WHY WE ARE ANGRY!!!!!!!

    July 20, 2010 at 9:23 pm |

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