Melancon: “Send BP CEO Tony Hayward a Pink Slip”

June 2, 2010

Dear Friend,

Poor Tony Hayward.

The CEO of BP made $4.6 million last year and his company is responsible for the worst man-made disaster in our nation’s history. For 43 days, BP has lied to us about what caused the explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and hidden the truth about how much oil is spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. And they still haven’t capped the leak.

But Tony Hayward wants his life back — at least that’s what he told reporters last weekend. He didn’t mention the 11 families who lost their loved ones in the Deepwater Horizon explosion or the irreparable damage to America’s wetlands. He just wants his life back.

Well, I don’t exactly think Tony Hayward deserves a vacation, but I’m not going to stand in his way. I think it’s time for BP to fire Tony Hayward.

Join me in calling for BP’s CEO to be fired by signing our pink slip to Tony Hayward today:

Tony Hayward will no doubt get his life back when this is all done, but for the people of south Louisiana things will never be the same. And getting our lives back — protecting our way of life — starts with capping the leak and keeping as much of that oil from our coastline as possible.

It’s time for BP to fire Tony Hayward and put someone in charge who has the right priorities. We need someone here in Louisiana who knows how catastrophic a disaster we face thanks to BP’s negligence.

Help us send a message — click to sign our pink slip for Tony Hayward:

By all accounts, Tony Hayward’s BP, along with government agencies and others, ran the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with a reckless disregard for the lives of their workers, the livelihoods of Louisiana families, and the safety of America’s wetlands.

I’m glad that Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder have begun criminal investigations into this disaster. Anyone responsible for causing the deaths of 11 people and the largest oil spill in our nation’s history should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

BP should fire Tony Hayward and let him have his life back — at least for now. If these investigations find that laws were broken, some of these folks might just end up seeing the inside of a jail cell.


Charlie Melancon

P.S. When I and thousands of Louisianians wake up every morning, the first thing we think of is how we’re going to stop this disaster. BP needs to find a leader with the same number one priority.

Sign the pink slip.

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