BP on the Capitol Hill Hot Seat

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At a House sub-committee hearing today, Tony Hayward, the CEO of BP, apologized to the Gulf coast, all Americans and angry members of Congress, some of whom called on him to resign. They asked if BP cut corners to save money. Were warnings of trouble ignored? But it turned out there were more questions than answers. Members of both parties gave Hayward a hard time, but one Texas Republican accused the Obama White House of a $20 billion "shakedown." We hear more of today's hearing, and how the claims process is shaping up. Is Washington too tough on BP or not tough enough?

Credits

Guests:
Jonathan Tilove - Washington Reporter, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Loren Steffy - Houston Chronicle - @lsteffy, Jeffrey Fisher - Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, Tyson Slocum - Director of Public Citizen's Energy Program, Chris Horner - Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner, Christian Bordal