WASHINGTON (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP is exhausting every
technical means possible to stop the flow of oil in the Gulf of
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Coast Guard Admiral
Thad Allen said Monday that federal law dictates that BP is
responsible for the clean up, and that the government is
responsible for overseeing that effort.
Allen says that pushing BP out of the way would raise the
question of who would take over.
On Sunday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he is not
completely confident that BP knows what it's doing.
Millions of gallons of oil have spewed from the well that blew
out after a drilling rig exploded April 20 off the Louisiana coast.
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