BP Boss: Environment Will Be Fine

Gulf spill cleanup 'textbook example' of emergency response
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2010 11:14 AM CDT
BP Boss: Environment Will Be Fine
Tony Hayward, BP CEO, speaks to EOC workers as he tours the Florida Emergency Management Center in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, May 17, 2010.   (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

Tony Hayward is an optimist. The BP CEO believes his company's done a great job responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, he tells Sky News. After bragging about a new piece of technology that's allowed BP to harvest thousands of gallons of oil from the leak, he adds: “I think the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to have been very, very modest.”

Hayward had just come from Florida, where he delivered a $25 million check to pay for a state tourism advertising campaign. He said he expects the leak to be closed in 7 to 10 days, and he brushed off any talk of friction between BP and the Obama administration: “The extent of the cooperation that is taking place I think will be seen as a textbook example of how to do an emergency response.” (Read more Tony Hayward stories.)

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