May 25, 2010: Markey: BP Agrees to Markey Demand, Will Show Live Feed of Top Kill

WASHINGTON (May 25, 2010) – Responding to pressure from Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), BP tonight agreed to continue to show a live feed of the attempt to plug the oil spill as the company attempts the so-called “top kill” measure.

Rep. Markey, after learning from BP of its intent to kill the live video feed, earlier today demanded that the company keep the feed going. That press release can be found here.

Below is the statement of Rep. Markey, chair of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and the Energy and Environment Subcommittee in the Energy and Commerce Committee:

“BP made the right decision to allow the public to see this potentially historical event for themselves. The hopes of millions of Americans rest on this effort, and the world deserves a first-hand view of the top kill attempt.

“BP should now take the next step and make the full 12 possible video feeds available to the public, not just one single feed.”