COPY-2 more hearings planned on oil spill

Associated Press - May 5, 2010 2:04 PM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two more congressional committees have announced they will hold hearings on the Gulf oil spill, adding to an already crowded calendar of oil hearings.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee both said Wednesday they would hold hearings. The Senate panel will meet next Tuesday and the House committee will hear the issue May 19.

California Democrat Barbara Boxer, who chairs the Senate panel, said the hearing will examine the spill's effect on the economy and environment. Officials from BP, Halliburton and Transocean are expected to testify.

At least three other committees plan hearings on the spill as well.

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