Thurs June 17th- Congressional Mop and Sponge Show with BP Tony Hayward
Anyone notice this admission early on, after the beginning with the protestor standing up, her face smeared with black ink, and yelling at him ?
Later identified as Diane Wilson, the co-founder of the activist group Code Pink , she shouted “I think you need to be charged with a crime, you need to go to jail.”
Hayward, who restarted his statement after Wilson was carted away by police, apologized to those hurt by the spill but added that it was “simply too early to say what caused the incident.”
“There is still extensive work to do. A full answer must await the outcome of multiple investigations” by both BP and the government, he said.
Hayward said that, in the meantime, BP is concentrating on cleanup efforts and on stopping the flow of oil by drilling two relief wells. The company, he said, also has deployed equipment that has allowed BP to collect 20,000 barrels of oil per day. BP expects to increase its collection to between 60,000 to 80,000 barrels a day by mid-July, he said.
80,000 barrels a day
That is 3,360,000 or 3.36 million gallons a day leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from the wreck of the Deepwater Horizon’s blown out well.