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Jun 17, 2010 11:56 AM by Greg Boyce

BP on hot seat in Washington

A Democrat on the House panel that's grilling BP's chief executive says the oil company "cut corner after corner" and that led to the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Democrat Henry Waxman also says there's no evidence that BP's Tony Hayward and other company executives paid any attention to the "tremendous risk" that BP was taking in its deepwater drilling project in the Gulf.

A woman disrupted a House hearing just as BP CEO executive Tony Hayward began his testimony.  The woman, identified as Diane Wilson, shouted to Hayward from
the back of the room: "You need to be charged with a crime." She was grabbed by Capitol police and taken from the room.

Moments later, Hayward began his remarks, saying that the Gulf oil spill "never should have happened" and that he regretted the impact the spill has had on the environment and the people of the Gulf Coast.

 

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