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Landrieu on Raising Liability Caps
July 26, 2010

Posted by Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov

Landrieu on Raising Liability Caps

More Mixed Messages from Democrats on Liability Caps - Now Senator Kerry Says Unlimited Unlikely

Transcript

Ed Shultz: Finally, Senator, I’m short on time here.  Are you for unlimited caps on liability?

Sen. Landrieu: I am for BP paying every single penny that they owe.  And if we can raise the caps without crashing the entire industry then I’m for it.  But I’m not for putting people out of work – I’m for putting people in work. 

Ed Shultz: So, unlimited doesn’t fit with you?

Sen. Landrieu: Well, if it puts the industry out of work, no.  Now, if we can do it in a way that doesn’t put the industry out of work, and holds BP accountable, I’m for it.  And if you haven’t checked, we can’t lose any jobs in America – we need every one. 

Ed Shultz: I know that.  We can’t lose the environment either.

Sen. Landrieu: Right, we can’t lose our jobs either.

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