It's been over two months since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and later collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico, causing what is now being considered the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. History. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter recently interviewed U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis to get her reaction on what is simply known as the BP oil spill.
BP announced Monday that the costs the company has absorbed from the spill have now reached $2 billion. However, Americans aren't showing any sympathy for the company that when it's all said and done, will be directly responsible for adversely changing the Gulf Region as we have come to know it.
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis explains what could have been done differently immediately after the disaster occurred.
BP CEO Tony Hayward has at times been his own worst enemy throughout the damage control process, and testimony before Congress last week didn't help his case.
Lummis says that after speaking with several other oil companies, she learned that BP's Deepwater Horizon wasn't your typical offshore oil rig.
Environmental and economical impacts aside, 11 men were killed on the deck of the Deepwater Horizon when the rig exploded on April 20th, 2010.