Jul 14, 2010 12:30 PM by Melissa Canone
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has asked oil giant
BP to stop work on a project meant to choke off the flow of oil
spewing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico until the
company answers questions from government scientists.
An administration official, who asked not to be identified
because of the sensitivity of the talks with BP, said the
government was acting out of "abundance of caution," adding that
until BP answers the questions the government is reluctant to move
The development was a setback for BP, which seemed be on track
to place a temporary cap on the well following nearly three months
of failed attempts to stop the spill, which has sullied beaches
from Florida to Texas.