Family of Deepwater Horizon oil rig victims meet the President

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Eleven men were killed when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20th. Today the family members of those men will visit the White House to meet with President Barack Obama. We speak with Chris Jones, whose brother, Gordon, died in the explosion. Jones recently pleaded with BP CEO Tony Hayward with the emotional words, “I want my brother back.”

He tells us what he wants to see BP do in this crisis, and says that it’s time for the government to repeal the 90-year-old Death on the High Seas Act, which currently limits the amount of money survivors can recover in the deaths of family members killed in the oil rig explosion.ngaged listeners.

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