Waxman Letter To Hayward: BP ‘Carelessness And Complacency Have Inflicted A Heavy Toll’ | Talking Points Memo

Rep. Henry Waxman, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce, sent a letter with Rep. Bart Stupak to BP CEO Tony Hayward today, ahead of Hayward’s testimony before the committee. The letter outlines the questions raised by the committee’s investigation into the spill, and asserts that BP’s “carelessness and complacency have inflicted a heavy toll on the Gulf.”Waxman’s letter details the “serious questions” raised regarding BP decisions leading up to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon on April 20, and includes the assessment by BP’s drilling engineer that it was a “nightmare well.”

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