Senate committee will hold hearing on oil spill

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Associated Press

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 9:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee plans to hold a hearing on the Gulf oil spill next Tuesday, adding to a crowded calendar of oil hearings.

Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, a Democrat, said Wednesday the hearing will examine the spill's impact on the economy and environment. Officials from BP, Halliburton and Transocean firms are expected to testify.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee also plan hearings on the spill next week. And the Senate Commerce Committee will also hold a hearing, but no date has been set yet.

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