Tester statement on capped BP oil leak

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement in response to reports that the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has been capped and oil is no longer leaking into the Gulf:

“This is welcome news in an otherwise tragic situation.  I join all Montanans in hoping that this cap holds until the well can be permanently secured.  Now we turn our efforts toward cleanup, restoring American jobs and making sure this never happens again.  Just as importantly, we’ve got to make sure that no one cuts corners on safety when doing business in areas where few or no people live.”