"Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss"

"In the months after the BP oil spill, the company announced that its gaffe-prone CEO, Tony Hayward, would be replaced by Bob Dudley, an American who served as the point person in the US on the spill. Since taking over on October 1, Dudley has been too busy to talk to members of Congress about the disaster the company unleashed on the Gulf. But he wasn't too busy today to accuse the media and other oil companies of making too much of a big deal about that 4.9 million barrels of oil they dumped.

In remarks today at the annual conference of a British business lobbying group, Dudley accused the media and the company's rivals for 'creating a climate of fear' around the spill, and for making 'a great rush to judgment before the full facts could possibly be known.'"

Kate Sheppard reports for Mother Jones October 25, 2010.

Source: Mother Jones, 10/26/2010