Pelosi Statement Following Meeting with Family Members of Those Who Died in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion

Jun 10, 2010, 18:19 ET from Office of the Speaker of the House

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after meeting with family members of individuals who died on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April:

“On behalf of my colleagues, I conveyed our sympathy and sorrow to these family members.  We will turn their grief into action.  We will ensure that BP and other responsible parties are held fully accountable for their actions, liability issues are addressed to prevent corporations from shortchanging victims and their families, and safety is improved for American workers.

“These family members have taken their pain and turned to advocacy - in the memory of their loved ones and to ensure future generations never have to face such personal loss.”

SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House