Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Markey: BP will kill live feed of oil spill

USA Today

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., has issued a statement on his Congressional website saying that BP will end the live video feed of the oil spill at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

BP informed Markey's office that the live feed would end sometime Wednesday morning and would remain offline until after the attempt to seal the well is completed. Markey chairs the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and the Energy and Environment Subcommittee in the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Read USA TODAY's full coverage of the follow up to the oil spill here.

"It is outrageous that BP would kill the video feed for the top kill," Markey said in the statement. "This BP blackout will obscure a vital moment in this disaster."

The lawmaker added, "After more than a month of spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP is essentially saying to the American people the solution will not be televised."

(Posted by Melanie Eversley)

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