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So Long, Tony Hayward, and Thanks for All the [Dead] Fish

After Tony’s abysmal performance yesterday before the House Subcommittee on investigations, is anyone surprised that BP’s Chairman just announced Tony "I want my life back" Hayward may get his wish?

Via Reuters (and on CNN):

CEO Tony Hayward will hand over daily oversight of the oil giant’s response to the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Sky TV reported on Friday, citing an interview with BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg. (Reporting by Kristin Roberts, Editing by Stacey Joyce)

Update: Link to SkyNews interview with BP Chairman.

Update 2: per CNN, BP says it was already done.

BP spokesman Andrew Gowers tells CNN that Svanberg was just reflecting a June 4 announcement about BP Managing Director Bob Dudley taking over the long-term disaster response. He said Hayward’s current role has not changed.

May they should watch this again:

So long, Tony, and thanks for all the [dead] fish . . . and turtles, whales, shrimp, crab, oysters, wetlands, . . .

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John has been writing for Firedoglake since 2006 or so, on whatever interests him. He has a law degree, worked as legal counsel and energy policy adviser for a state energy agency for 20 years and then as a consultant on electricity systems and markets. He's now retired, living in Massachusetts.

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