ADVISORY: Markey, Waxman To Hold Press Conference on BP Oil Spill Settlement
Lawmakers are the leading investigators in Congress into the BP oil spill
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), the leading investigators in Congress into the BP oil spill, including the flow rate and size of the spill, will speak on today’s announcement of the settlement between BP and the Department of Justice related to criminal charges and fines as a result of the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP said it will pay $4.5 billion and plead guilty to 11 felony counts. The settlement includes a guilty plea of obstruction for lying to the United States Congress related to the size of the spill. A full timeline of Rep. Markey’s investigation into the size of the spill is available HERE. Results from Rep. Waxman’s hearings and investigation are available HERE.
WHAT: Press conference on settlement between BP and the Department of Justice related to the 2012 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Ranking Member on the Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the Energy and Commerce Committee
WHEN: 3 PM, Thursday, November 15, 2012
WHERE: HVC Studio A, U.S. Capitol