Why is BP still in charge of the spill site?

Mother Jones
by Kate Sheppard

05/20/10

With the Gulf spill now one month in, some lawmakers and environmentalists are starting to question why BP is still in charge of the containment and clean-up effort. The company’s attempts to cut off the spill have failed. The chemicals BP is spreading in the Gulf might be creating entirely new problems. And independent estimates of the spill indicate that the company is grossly underestimating the size of the disaster. So why is BP still running the show? The government has launched an unprecedented response. But when it comes to crucial issues of control and decision-making, it seems like the oil giant is still in the driver’s seat...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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BP's damage control is spiralling

MarketWatch

It's not just his British accent that brings "Monty Python's Flying Circus" to mind. It's the absurd feat of attempting to inspire confidence while BP's ...

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Low Estimate of Oil Spill's Size Could Save BP Millions in Court
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