Barbour Presses for More Resources to Fight Oil

(AP) Gov. Haley Barbour says he’s pressing BP and federal officials to increase resources in Mississippi, where oil has reached the shoreline and continues to flow into the waters around barrier islands.

“While command and control of on-water resources has improved, it must get much better and the amount of resources to attack the oil offshore must be greatly increased,” Barbour said in an e-mailed statement.

Barbour said resources are needed to attack the oil as far south as possible.

6/27/10