Circumstances of BP official’s resignation prompt Menendez to renew call for oil spill accountability

Referring to court documents released today detailing how a senior BP official resigned just months before the Gulf oil spill owing to worries about the company’s focus on safety, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-Hoboken) in an afternoon conference call amplified his cry for full accountability of big oil for spills.  

Menendez wants to lift the $75 million liability limit for economic damages that oil companies currently enjoy.

“This creates institutional discipline in the industry,” the senator said of his bill. “This latest news continues to make the case for the oil spill legislation I have been pursuing.”

Circumstances of BP official’s resignation prompt Menendez to renew call for oil spill accountability