Texas News

News > Texas News > Spill hearing to bring out blame issues

Spill hearing to bring out blame issues

As congressional hearings on the Deepwater Horizon disaster kick off today, lawmakers are likely to get a tangle of finger-pointing from the corporate leaders whose companies are being sued for negligence in connection with the disaster.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/deepwaterhorizon/6999189.html

In prepared testimony obtained by the Chronicle, the officials trade blame over what went wrong, with rig owner Transocean suggesting cement casing by Halliburton was key and Halliburton insisting BP is the ultimate responsible party.

BP America's chairman, Lamar McKay, is expected to focus on the failure of the blowout preventer, a 450-ton piece of equipment used on oil and gas wells worldwide as a fail-safe protection against spills.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to begin making plans to protect themselves and their...
Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling select lots of Rocky Road pints produced in its Brenham, Texas, plant...
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to an altercation that reportedly led to a shooting at a business...
Authorities say a five-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department is suspected of sexually assaulting a...
A federal appeals court has upheld a Texas prison inmate's right to a beard and skullcap as required by his...