TLP: So That's How You Get To Be An Admiral
But, really, I'm pretty sure any ensign could have figured this out.
The head of the federal response to the BP PLC oil spill said the company could use some help on how it has dealt with the American people in the wake of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.Given the extent of the mess they made, it seems they'll have plenty of time to work on that.
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen gave the British petroleum giant high marks for its technical response to the spill.
“At the well head, I’m not sure there’s any oil company that could have done anything more than they did,” he said, pointing out that the technology to plug the spill was time-consuming to engineer and had to be imported from outside the U.S. “Ultimately, it helped us put the cap on and it controlled the well.”
But BP has much room for improvement when it comes to dealing with the people side of the disaster, he said.
“It’s something they don’t naturally have as a capacity or a competency in their company, and it’s been very, very hard for them to understand,” he said. “The lens by which the American people view them … that’s where they need to improve the most.”