Gulf Oil Spill Press Conference Transcript

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May 2, 2010

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image Transcript of the conference call press briefing by Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security John Brennan on the ongoing response to the Gulf oil spill.

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NEW ORLEANS — Officials in charge of the cleanup of a massive oil spill now approaching three Gulf Coast states said Saturday that a new technique in battling the leaks 5,000 feet beneath the sea showed promise.

Among the various weapons employed against the gushing crude has been the distribution of chemical dispersants on the water’s surface to break down the oil. The new approach involves the deployment of the dispersants underwater, near the source of the leaks. Officials said that in two tests, that method appeared to be keeping crude oil from rising to the surface. They said that the procedure could be used more frequently once evaluations of its impact on the deepwater ecology were completed.   more »

Oil Slick Changes Fla. Gov’s Mind on Drilling


Gov. Charlie Crist, Who Has Backed Offshore Drilling in Recent Years, Now says Rigs are "Opposite of Safe"

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist looks through the cockpit of a Coast Guard C-144 during a trip to see the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico that’s spreading after a drilling rig exploded.
(AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)


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