July 1, 2010
Key being the journalists have to be there asking the questions.
I want to thank everyone for their tremendous commitment to lead and support the response and cleanup efforts.
I really cannot say this enough: BP wants all individuals to feel free to share their thoughts and experiences with journalists, if they so choose. BP has not and will not prevent anyone from sharing his or her own experiences, opinions, or views.
To this end, BP provided “media access cards“:
And safety guidelines: