Jun 14, 2010 1:28 PM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP has increased its
efforts to contain the oil gushing from a ruptured well in the Gulf
Rear Adm. James Watson, who is the federal on-scene coordinator,
said in a statement Monday that the government will continue to
hold BP accountable but the oil giant is now stepped up its
The Coast Guard had sent BP a letter demanding that the company
speed up its oil containment plan and set a deadline of Sunday for
BP to respond.
In its response, BP said it would target containing more than 2
million gallons of oil a day by the end of June. That is up from
about 630,000 gallons of crude a day now. It's new plan could
capture much of the oil that government scientists believe is
leaking from the well in a worst-case scenario.