Kagen drills for answers on oil spill
Larry Bivins, Gannett Wisconsin
Kagen, D-Appleton, participated in a hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee into the circumstances surrounding the April 20 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, in which 11 workers were killed. Oil continues to leak into the Gulf.
Speaking to reporters after questioning oil executives, Kagen said BP America and Transocean Ltd. have to take responsibility for the environmental damage and lives lost as a result of the accident.
Kagen said BP
"When asked to be responsible, BP took a pass," Kagen said later. "If, as they claim, they are responsible, then show us the money."
McKay said in a written statement that BP was committed to fulfilling its responsibilities to address the economic and environmental impact of the spill.