BP Spill Response Involves 'Lesser Of Evils': Official

Law360, New York (May 18, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government and the oil industry are still struggling to deal with the devastating impact of the BP PLC oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, using a controversial type of toxic dispersant that the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration described as "the lesser of the evils."

Admiral Thad Allen, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, and NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Tuesday that the spill was more troubling than any they had...
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