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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
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  1. Gerry

    Billy Nungesser is right in the thick of things, "In the trenches" so to speak.....as most always the persons in charge, Admiral Allen, are for the most part not physically there. Usually they are on the phone or doing paper work....I can see Billy Nungesser's point. He wants action and he wants it now. Apparently not enough is being done fast enough to save the beaches and wildlife. Why wasn't there a "Full court press" from the beginning of the spill? This oil spill will do more damage than 9-11 did.....surely there should have been a much faster and effective response.

    June 19, 2010 at 5:28 am |
  2. nancy

    @ Michelle ~~ exactly WHAT is the Coast Guard doing? None of them are getting dirty, you can bet that. They need to get rid of Admiral Allen. He's part of the problem, not adding to the solution.

    Quote Michelle ~~ "unlike them you aren't running your mouths day and night but are doing your plus bp jobs since the disaster started. "

    He's idiotic, got nothing useful to say. You are too funny.

    June 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  3. michelle

    You idiots need to lay off on admiral allen and the US Coast Guard. They are the only one's who are doing their jobs while you idiots run your mouths and criticize them left and right. The coast guard wants to make sure that everything is done quick but also safe. Admiral Allen have done more than anyone of these politicians have ever done if they are worried about being re-elected in nov. why don't stop criticizing Admiral Allen and go after the people like bp who still haven't done their jobs! I would like to thank Admiral Allen and the coast guard doing an outstanding job despite these idiotic critics of them because unlike them you aren't running your mouths day and night but are doing your plus bp jobs since the disaster started. But, these idiots wouldn't know or understand that because they would never last a second in your job! Thanks again Admiral Allen and coast guard! SEMPER PARATUS!!!

    June 17, 2010 at 7:16 pm |