No announcement yet.

Environmentalists Want Fed Control Of Oil Cleanup

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Environmentalists Want Fed Control Of Oil Cleanup

    Environmentalists Want Fed Control Of Oil Cleanup

    POSTED: 12:53 pm CDT May 19, 2010
    UPDATED: 1:46 pm CDT May 19, 2010

    NEW ORLEANS -- Environmental groups are asking the federal government to take over all monitoring and testing related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

    Oil has been spewing since an offshore drilling rig leased by oil giant BP PLC exploded off the coast of Louisiana April 20 and sank two days later.

    In remarks prepared for congressional testimony, National Wildlife Federation President Larry Schweiger says BP is keeping too much information from the public.

    His group and nine others asked President Barack Obama on Wednesday to order more direct federal oversight. They want the government to release the results of all tests so far.

    BP says it is working urgently with federal agencies and has had a large degree of success keeping oil offshore.

    Get all the New Orleans news you need. With the latest New Orleans weather, sports and stories from around the state, WDSU is your news leader.
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela