EPA Chief To Return To Gulf Coast To Monitor Spill

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief is returning to the Gulf Coast to monitor the response to the massive oil spill and its effect on the region.

The return on Sunday marks Lisa P. Jackson's third visit since the oil started gushing from a blown-out undersea well more than a month ago.

A news release from the Deepwater Horizon information center says Jackson plans to speak to residents about the spill.

Anger is growing along the Gulf Coast as the ooze of oil started washing into delicate Louisiana wetlands.

BP PLC is responsible for the well and cleanup. The oil company says the latest try to plug the well won't happen until at least Tuesday.

President Barack Obama also has said a commission will look into the leak as political pressure mounts.

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  • by voter Location: nc on May 23, 2010 at 06:52 PM
    drilling in deep dangerous water is necessary because the liberal tree huggers won't allow drilling on land where the majority of the oil is located. why drill in a location that is safer, cheaper, more productive and faster, when the liberals can force the companies offshore? must make sense to someone. yet a foreign country can drill anywhere they want near our shoreline. time to take the country back.
  • by jerrry Location: manteo on May 23, 2010 at 05:21 PM
    The greedy criminals at bp are too busy trying to SALVAGE the oil instead of STOPPING THE LEAK.
  • by pete Location: grifton on May 23, 2010 at 01:01 PM
    Round up all the BP executives ship them to La and make them and their families live in the mess they created.
  • by jerry Location: kinston on May 23, 2010 at 10:39 AM
    I dont know how to fix the problem but I sure wish the more intelligence people would QUICKLY fix the problem here
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on May 23, 2010 at 10:37 AM
    That should certainly improve the situation. Yeah, right....
  • by Barbara Location: Martin County on May 23, 2010 at 10:19 AM
    Would someone tell me what good it does to keep going and looking at the oil spill. Experts can tell you exactly where the spill is, where it has traveled, how fast it is moving, what the results are of what has been tried so far, etc. Why not get someone who knows what he is doing to suggest some other alternatives. In all of this time the Obama Admininstration has shown that it does not have a clue as to what to do about the spill.

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