Tens of thousands of gallons more oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after an undersea robot bumped a venting system, forcing BP to remove the cap that had been containing some of the crude.
Tens of thousands of gallons more oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after an undersea robot bumped into the cap that had been containing some of the crude, forcing BP to remove it.
BP chief executive Tony Hayward took a day off Saturday to see his 52-foot yacht compete in a glitzy race off England's shore, a leisure trip that further infuriated residents of the oil-stained Gulf Coast.
President Obama has become a national disgrace. It is clear from his nearly 18 months in office that he is unable to perform effectively as the country's chief executive. In short, he is a colossal failure.
On the last leg of a two-day visit to three Gulf states, President Obama on Tuesday said his administration is going to do "whatever it takes for as long as it takes" to deal with the devastating oil spill that has ravaged the local economy and threatens pristine wetlands.
President Obama on Monday set out on a three-state tour of the stricken Gulf Coast, while the White House said BP appears willing to set up the kind of victims compensation fund Mr. Obama is demanding.
President Obama, still scrambling to take political control of the Gulf oil crisis, will demand this week that BP begin setting aside cash in escrow accounts to handle damages and turn over the handling of claims to an independent panel, White House officials said Sunday.