Gov. Haley Barbour said Wednesday he believes making BP put money in an escrow account makes it less likely for victims to be paid.
"We expect them to pay. But if you take $10 to $20 billion out of their operational funds and make them give it to the government in an escrow account, how are they going to generate the revenue to pay what the people of Mississippi are rightfully owed?" asked Barbour.
Barbour was clear on another subject. He said he does not want to stop drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
The governor said he believes stopping drilling would only make the United States more dependent on foreign oil.