- Mar 21, 2005
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- New York, NY
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- Slightly Conservative
US warns it may 'push BP aside' on Gulf oil clean-up
Oil firm BP may be "pushed out of the way" if it fails to perform in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster clean-up, a top US official has warned.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the British company had missed "deadline after deadline" in its efforts to seal a blown-out oil well.
BBC News - US warns it may 'push BP aside' on Gulf oil clean-up
Only BP has expertise to stop spill, top U.S. response official says
The U.S. official leading the response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Sunday that only BP had the expertise to plug the gaping hole in its deepwater well and that he trusted the oil company was doing its best.
The comments by Adm. Thad Allen, the commandant of the Coast Guard, signaled that the U.S. government wouldn't take a larger role in stopping the five-week-old spill even as frustration along the Gulf Coast grows over the Obama administration's policy of letting BP run the effort.
Only BP has expertise to stop spill, top U.S. response official says - Politics AP - MiamiHerald.com