May 19, 2010 9:11 AM by Sharlee Jacobs
WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists are anxiously awaiting signals
about where a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico may be
heading next. And federal officials acknowledge the government
could have been more aggressive in overseeing the drilling, while
efforts to contain the spill are proving increasingly difficult.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is set to
address the spill at a hearing Wednesday.
Fears are growing that the gushing well could spread damage from
Louisiana to Florida. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told a Senate
panel Tuesday that his agency had been lax in overseeing offshore
activities and that may have contributed to the disastrous spill.