Facts continue to belie BP statements

Yesterday BP spokesperson Lucia Bustamante told us that all claims were be handling within seven days. This morning, we learn that Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen has sent a letter to BP CEO Tony Hayward sharply criticizing British Petroleum for taking too long to process compensation claims filed by people whose livelihoods have been impacted by this environment catastrophe.

In a letter to BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said the government needed “more detail and openness from BP” to ensure it was meeting its commitment to restore the Gulf Coast…..

Hmmm, maybe I should call Adm. Allen about my being banned from today’s BP media event.

Here is the letter.