Diane Wilson Arrested Protesting Senate Gulf Oil Spill Hearing
Texas commercial fisher-woman Diane Wilson, one of the founders of protest group Code Pink, was arrested on June 9th for interrupting a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Gulf oil spill.
Wilson doused herself with a jar of syrup, meant to look like oil, in protest of Senator Lisa Murkowski's blocking of a bill that would lift the maximum amount of money BP is responsible for allocating toward reparations of the oil spill.
WASHINGTON - JUNE 09: Commercial fisher-woman Diane Wilson of Seadrift, Texas, fights back tears as she is handcuffed by a U.S. Capitol Police officer after interrupting a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing about the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill by pouring a jar of syrup made to look like oil over herself June 9, 2010 in Washington, DC.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar testified before the committee about the Obama Administration's increased safety regulations of energy exploration on the Outer Continental Shelf in the wake of the ongoing BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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