1 step forward, 1 step back: Cap collects more oil, but BP's Gulf spill could go until autumn
Jay Reeves and Ray Henry"NEW ORLEANS (AP) A containment cap was capturing more and more of the crude pouring from a damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, but that bit of hope was tempered Sunday by a sharp dose of pragmatism as the federal government's point man warned the crisis could stretch into the fall. "The inverted funnel-like cap is being closely watched for whether it can make a serious dent in the flow of new oil. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, overseeing the government's response to the spill, reserved judgment, saying he didn't want to risk offering false encouragement. "The spill's harmful environmental effects also appeared to spread to Texas, with the government reporting Sunday that dead birds with oil on them were found for the first time in that state." Read on...
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"1 step forward, 1 step back: Cap collects more oil, but BP's Gulf spill could go until autumn", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2010. Consulté le 03/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/1-step-forward-1-step-back-cap-collects-more-oil-but-bp-s-gulf-spill-could-go-until-autumn