President Obama is demanding that BP be held accountable for ensuing claims resulting from the BP oil spill, and is asking the oil giant to set up an escrow account to guarantee those funds.
There’s been an improvisational tone to the White House response to the BP oil spill. But given the magnitude of the disaster, that may have been inevitable.
Louisiana government officials said Thursday that much of the containment boom deployed along the Gulf Coast is proving ineffective in BP oil spill cleanup efforts.
New figures could mean 42 million gallons to more than 100 million gallons of oil have already fouled the Gulf's delicate ecosystem.
The spill was flowing at a daily rate that could possibly have been as high as 2.1 million gallons, twice the highest number the federal government had been saying.
The BP oil spill relief effort lacks a clear command-and-control structure, senators said at a hearing Friday. Some suggest that greater Pentagon involvement would help.
Polls show public disapproval over the Obama administration's handling of the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
BP says it's capturing the 'majority' of oil from the Macondo wellhead after placing a 'top cap' siphon on it last week. Yet judging by the size of the plume on the BP live feed, some fear the BP oil spill is even worse after the operation than before.
The plan to build 90 miles of sand berms to protect Louisiana wetlands from the Gulf oil spill is now getting under way. But it could take nine months and have unintended consequences.
The Coast Guard's Adm. Thad Allen told reporters the BP oil spill has broken into many smaller patches of oil across the Gulf of Mexico.