New Orleans, La. – BP executive Doug Suttles says the company is stepping up efforts to get cleaning crew to beaches and marsh areas covered in oil. He denies the moves are "window dressing."
"We've been ramping up this activity every single day. We've been putting more and more people out on the beachfront. It wasn't associated with the president doing it, I can assure you of that."
Local leaders are calling the sudden appearance of large crews a "mockery." Suttles says clean-up crews are being moved closer to areas where oil is coming ashore so they spend more time cleaning and less time traveling to remote regions being coated in oil
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans