15 May 2010
As thousands of gallons of oil continue to spew daily from a damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico, representatives from BP, Transocean and Halliburton were grilled by lawmakers in back-to-back hearings in Washington on Tuesday. Industry executives from all three corporations began with prepared testimony that involved blaming each other for the explosion and deflecting responsibility for the unfolding environmental and economic disaster.
In the clip above, Democracy Now airs excerpts of the hearing and Amy Goodman speaks with marine biologist Rick Steiner. For the past week he has been working at the site of the oil spill and on the Louisiana coast, where he collected several samples of the oil washing up ashore.
For a full transcript of their discussion, please click here.
People kept on making mistakes or become so careless with the oil tanker to leak oil into the ocean. I am so saddened when I hear the news about this Gulf of Mexico oil spill. I am grieving for the loss of our beautiful coastline and beautiful animals living there. There's no need to point fingers and blame each other, just make sure that we'd be mare careful next time.