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The best quotes: Congress grills Big Oil

By: Russell McLendon on June 16, 2010, 4:04 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.

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Risky business

"In effect, it appears that BP repeatedly chose risky procedures in order to reduce costs and save time, and made minimal efforts to contain the added risk."

— U.S. Reps. Henry Waxman (pictured), D-Calif., and Bart Stupak, D-Mich., in a 14-page letter to BP CEO Tony Hayward that was made public as hearings into the Gulf oil spill began.