Posted: Jul 21, 2010 10:11 AM by Melissa Canone
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - BP says it has reduced the number of
boats skimming for oil in the Gulf of Mexico by more than a
The move comes after BP stopped oil from barreling into the Gulf
of Mexico last week. It has some worried the oil giant is
forgetting its promises to heal the region.
About 1,600 boats are now operating daily in waters off Alabama,
Florida and Mississippi on any given day.
The director of BP's "vessels of opportunity" program in the
region says it's 600 fewer boats than a week ago.
Matt Kissinger says less oil has been spotted in recent days, so
fewer boats are needed to skim for the time being.