Tony Hayward, BP: "I can't recall"
Tony Hayward, BP:
"I'm afraid I can't recall." That's the best that ex-BP CEO Tony Hayward could muster when asked about safety measures on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and fouling the coastline.

Hayward appeared before a House subcommittee in 2010 to discuss the disaster, but he often responded to questions with little more than "I cannot say."

Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan wasn't buying it. "We thought we'd have more candid responses," he said. "You're the CEO, you headed exploration, you know what's going on."

Congressmen complained angrily about Hayward's evasiveness, while the CEO denied their accusations of "stonewalling."

Hayward was reassigned to Russia and has since left the company.


By Aaron Smith @CNNMoney - Last updated December 13 2011: 10:27 AM ET
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