WASHINGTON, June 10 A U.S. congressional leader
on Thursday accused BP (BP.L) of a "lack of integrity" in how
it characterized its capacity to safely drill for oil at great
depth in the Gulf of Mexico.
"It is clear that there was a lack of integrity on the
part of BP when it came to what it told us about the adequacy
of their technology, the sufficiency of blowout prevention and
the capacity to clean up," U.S. House of Representatives
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, told reporters at the White
Asked if BP should suspend its dividend to ensure that
compensation is paid to Gulf oil spill victims, she said: "Yes
of course, and that would be their best public relations."
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle and Alister Bull, editing by