BP Chief Should Not Be Completely Blamed for Gulf Spill, Says Mayor

The Chief Executive of BP has been defended by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who said that people should not completely blame Executive Tony Hayward for the oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.

Presently, Hayward is facing criticism from the public and environmental groups and politicians, and Bloomberg is probably the only one who is supporting him. He faced even more criticism after he tried to do away with the blunder by saying that the Gulf is a huge ocean. He later expressed regret for the explosion.

While talking at the weekly radio discussion with John Gambling on WOR-AM, Bloomberg said that the executive guy who runs BP "didn't exactly go down there and blow up the well".

The accusations that environmental groups and politicians have charged include the careless supervision of the ring and the inappropriate service of providing resources for the clean-up.

Mr. Bloomberg, on the other hand, said the Company should be "left alone until the recovery operation concludes". He added that BP has the expertise for cleaning the spill and that public needs to wait until the process gets complete.

But, David Goldston, Director of Government affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, claimed that BP is still not being as "responsible or responsive" as it is expected to be, taking into account the seriousness of the matter.