Nov 1, 2011: CEOs of BP, Cameron, Halliburton, Transocean Refuse to Testify to Natural Resources Com

Committee Dems Will Push for Witness Participation during Tomorrow’s Scheduled Hearing
WASHINGTON (November 1, 2011) – The heads of the four companies responsible for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill have now all confirmed they will not be testifying before the House Natural Resources Committee tomorrow. The CEOs of BP, Cameron, Halliburton, and Transocean were asked to come before the committee by Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) at the insistence of Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the Ranking Member, and other committee Democrats, to discuss the findings in the U.S. government’s major report on their disaster.
Rep. Markey today said that he and other Democrats on the committee intended to continue to press for the CEOs of the four companies to testify.  The hearing is set to take place at 2 PM on Wednesday, November 2nd, in 1324 Longworth House Office Building.
It is unacceptable for the heads of these companies to evade testifying before Congress in order to avoid answering questions about the U.S. government’s major report on the oil spill for which their companies share responsibility,” said Rep. Markey. “Democrats on the Natural Resources Committee intend to hold these companies accountable, and plan to take action to compel these witnesses to appear before the committee.
The invited witnesses are:
·         Mr. Robert Dudley, CEO, BP
·         Mr. Steven L. Newman, President and CEO, Transocean
·         Mr. David J. Lesar, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Haliburton
·         Mr. Jack B. Moore, Chairman, President and CEO, Cameron
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