Posted: Jun 1, 2010 2:40 PM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Jun 1, 2010 2:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says
BP was not forthcoming about the possibility oil could leak faster
as a result of the latest attempt to contain the Gulf spill.
White House Energy Adviser Carol Browner said over the weekend
that cutting and capping the damaged oil riser could result in a
temporary 20 percent increase in the flow, a figure Gibbs repeated
Monday. BP has said it didn't expect a significant increase in flow
from the cutting and capping plan.
Gibbs said in Monday's White House briefing that he was not
comfortable with BP's statements. He said he did not believe the
company was forthcoming on that issue. But he didn't answer
directly when asked whether the White House trusts BP.