New Orleans, La. – Landry has been the federal on-scene coordinator of the disaster since it began April 20th, when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and triggered the oil spill. She says she understands that people are becoming frustrated that oil keeps spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, but a military takeover wouldn't help.
"We have the military. We have the Navy here with skimmers. We have, you know, every agency of government at the federal level. We have many state agencies."
Democratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida says if BP's current attempt to plug the well with mud and concrete doesn't work, President Obama should take control. The president will be visiting the Gulf Coast on Friday to assess the situation.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.