Oh, how that sneaky Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) toys with our emotions! We never know how we’re gonna feel about him (okay, pretty sure we love the guy–but he sure can bum us out) on any given day. He’s always so full of surprises!
Earlier this week, during BP America President Lamar McKay’s public shaming congressional testimony regarding the Gulf oil spill, Cao said what we’re sure lots of people are thinking, but would never say aloud:
“Mr. Stearn asked Mr. McKay to resign. In the...Read Full Story
A top oil executive admitted Tuesday that companies are ill-equipped to tackle major spills, as President Barack Obama readied for a solemn Oval Office address on the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe.In a stunning admission, ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson acknowledged in a series of testy exchanges with US lawmakers that oil giants are hamstrung once it comes to dealing with a major spill."When these things happen, we are not well equipped to handle them," he said, as lawmakers grilled...Read Full Story
The head of BP America is telling Congress that despite the catastrophic oil spill, the U.S. cannot do without oil from the Gulf of Mexico.BP America chairman and president Lamar McKay told a House panel in prepared testimony that America's economy, security and standard of living "significantly depend upon domestic oil and gas production." He said that companies have operated in the Gulf safely and reliably. The Associated Press obtained a copy of his remarks prior to delivery.McKay warned...Read Full Story
Message and delivery. Having a message is crucial – delivering that message effectively is just as crucial. The equation for effective communication involves both message and delivery. All too often, companies and individuals in crisis learn this lesson the hard way.
BP has certainly made its share of mistakes in terms of responding to this crisis – not being able to stem the flow of oil and looking completely unprepared to handle a disaster would be mistake number one for any...Read Full Story
By Kent KleinPresident Barack Obama is restricting oil drilling off U.S. coasts, after the worst oil spill in the nation's history. The president discussed the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico with reporters.President Obama began his first solo news conference in 10 months by addressing growing criticism that he has been too passive in allowing the energy company BP to take the lead in trying to cap the gushing oil well. "The American people should know that from the moment this disaster began...Read Full Story
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