21st Century: Query 55 (Tony Hayward and The Guardian)
Related to Query 54, Tony Hayward, Chief Executive of BP, in a prepared transcript released today prior to giving his testimony before Congress, nearly two months after the disastrous oil rig explosion that took 11 lives:
When I learned that 11 men had lost their lives in the explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon, I was personally devastated.How can BP atone for the loss of life and the ensuing ecological disaster that is occurring and will continue to occur for decades?
I want to speak directly to the people who live and work in the Gulf region: I know that this incident has profoundly impacted lives and caused turmoil, and I deeply regret that. Indeed, this is personal for us at BP. For decades, the people of the Gulf Coast states have extended their hospitality to us and to the companies like Arco and Amoco that are now part of BP. We have always strived to be a good neighbor.
Sources: CNN and The Guardian (Full transcript)