[Updated at 12:27 p.m.] President Obama promised Friday that his administration will end what he characterized as a cozy relationship between the federal government and oil companies drilling in areas such as the Gulf of Mexico.
Moving forward, we will "trust but we will verify" industry actions, he said at the White House.
[Posted at 12:24 p.m.] President Barack Obama said Friday that he did not appreciate what he considered to be the "ridiculous spectacle" of oil executives blaming each other for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico during this week's congressional hearings.
"I will not tolerate more finger-pointing," he said at the White House.
He "won't rest" or "be satisfied" until the leak is plugged and the Gulf is cleaned up, he said.