Gulf oil spill trial, Day 2

Tar balls of weathered oil wash ashore Bon Secour NWR June 4, 2010. Photo by Lillian Falco, USFWS
Tar balls of weathered oil wash ashore Bon Secour NWR June 4, 2010. Photo by Lillian Falco, USFWS

 

From the Associated Press dispatch on the second day of the trial against BP for the 2010 Gulf oil spill:

“A ranking BP executive testified Tuesday that the London-based oil giant and its contractors share the responsibility for preventing blowouts like the one that killed 11 workers and spawned the nation’s worst offshore oil spill in 2010.

Lamar McKay, who was president of BP America at the time of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, became the first BP executive to testify at a federal trial intended to identify the causes of BP’s Macondo well blowout and assign percentages of blame to the companies involved.”

Rig owner Transocean and cement contractor Halliburton also are defendants. Day one of the trial, and a case overview, can be found in our previous post.

 

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