The Obama administration’s environmental chief dipped a small cup into the oily mess at the mouth of the Mississippi and was surprised by what came out.


The Obama administration’s environmental chief dipped a small cup into the oily mess at the mouth of the Mississippi and was surprised by what came out.
“Oh my God — it’s so thick!” exclaimed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson who toured delicate coastal wetlands that have been invaded by the black and orange crude.
She was one of several top administration officials in the Gulf Coast this week as the White House is facing increasing questions about why the government can’t assert more control over the handling a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which unfolded after a BP offshore drilling rig blew up.