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Jun 25, 2010 4:20 PM by Melissa Canone

BP Won't Let Committee Talk To Several Employees

ATLANTA (AP) - The chairman of a House panel investigating the
Gulf oil spill says BP won't let his committee talk to several
employees who may have critical information about what led to the
catastrophe.
Rep. Bart Stupak told The Associated Press on Friday that BP has
cited its own ongoing investigation as its basis for denying access
to the employees.
Stupak also says information gathered so far shows it could be
difficult for the government to prosecute anyone for the spill
because of the vagueness of environmental laws and the challenge of
proving intent.
The Michigan Democrat says there are a half-dozen people his
committee wants to question, but hasn't been able to. But he says
he isn't ready to issue subpoenas yet.
BP did not immediately comment on his remarks.

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