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Oil spill hearings Tuesday on Capitol Hill

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil company executives are front and center on Capitol Hill Tuesday as oil continues to spew into the Gulf of Mexico eight weeks after the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

BP America president Lamar McKay and 4 other oil CEOs will face tough questioning from a House panel.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi expects ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Shell to try to distance themselves from BP: A House panel says BP made five questionable decisions in the days before the deepwater horizon explosion.

Lawmakers say the common thread is that BP increased the risk of a blowout while trying to save time or money.

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