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June 17th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Plaquemines Parish pres. wants Adm. Allen out

(CNN) – Plenty of local officials in the Gulf say the federal government has been slowing things down and getting in the way during the oil crisis. Billy Nungesser, the president of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, says Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, Washington's pointman for this crisis, should be replaced. He says the Coast Guard shut down barges that were vacuuming oil out of the water while paperwork's being processed. He joined us on the phone on Thursday's American Morning.


Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
June 17th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

BP CEO pledged safety would be top priority

(CNN) – BP CEO Tony Hayward knows a thing or two about putting his foot in his mouth. He insulted many Americans last month when he told reporters he wanted his life back. In his three years at the helm of BP Hayward has had more than a few messes to clean up. Our Allan Chernoff has the report.


Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
June 17th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Honore: Need to treat spill like WWIII

(CNN) – Lieutenant General Russel Honore, who led the military response to Hurricane Katrina, says we need to treat the Gulf oil spill like "World War III." He joined us on Thursday's American Morning to explain what he thinks needs to be done.


Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
June 17th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Obama facing backlash for oil moratorium

(CNN) – The president's six month moratorium on deep water drilling has some Gulf Coast residents concerned. Plenty of business owners along the shore, and politicians in Washington, say the longer the oil rigs are shut down, the more families depending on the industry for a paycheck will suffer. Our Chris Lawrence breaks down the debate.


Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
June 17th, 2010
05:48 AM ET

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BP working, but cannot guarantee outcome, CEO says

(CNN) – Eight weeks after an explosion uncorked a massive oil spill into the Gulf, BP does not know whether its efforts to stanch the flow will soon succeed, its CEO plans to testify Thursday.

"We cannot guarantee the outcome of these operations, but we are working around the clock with the best experts from government and industry," Tony Hayward says in prepared testimony to be delivered before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

"The explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon and the resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico never should have happened - and I am deeply sorry that they did," he says in his prepared remarks.

"None of us yet knows why it happened. But whatever the cause, we at BP will do what we can to make certain that an incident like this does not happen again." Read more

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