"Coast Guard Toughens Oversight of BP’s Effort"

"With oil  continuing to leak Wednesday from a runaway well in the Gulf of Mexico despite BP’s success in capturing some of the flow, a top Coast Guard official ordered the company to come up with a plan 'to ensure that the remaining oil and gas flowing can be recovered.'

In a letter to Doug Suttles, BP’s chief operating officer for exploration and production, Rear Adm. James A. Watson, the on-scene coordinator of the unified command that is overseeing the response effort, gave the company three days to provide plans for 'parallel, continuous and contingency collection processes.'"

Henry Fountain and Clifford Krauss report for the New York Times June 9, 2010.

Thursday, June 10, 2010