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Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., left, and Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., took questions on Capitol Hill on May 4, following a closed-door meeting with officials from Transocean, which owned the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, and with BP America, which was leasing the rig. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., left, and Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., took questions on Capitol Hill on May 4, following a closed-door meeting with officials from Transocean, which owned the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, and with BP America, which was leasing the rig. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

At a public appearance in Watertown on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Edward Markey called the Gulf of Mexico oil spill "a crime against nature." We talk with Markey about his roll on the Energy and Commerce Committee in investigated the ongoing situation in the Gulf. Also, we get the view on the ground from Boston Globe environment reporter Beth Daley, who just arrived in Louisiana.

Guests:

  • U.S. Rep. Edward Markey
  • Beth Daley, Boston Globe reporter
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