To match Interview OIL-SPILL/ALLEN

 
To match Interview OIL-SPILL/ALLEN
U.S. National Incident Commander Thad Allen testifies at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing in Washington, in this September 27, 2010 file photo. Allen, the man the Obama administration chose to lead the fight against the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, on April 15, 2011 gave BP credit for capping its stricken well but criticised its shoreline cleanup efforts, during an interview with Reuters. Allen was the face of the federal government's response to the disaster, which held the world's attention during the 87 days that London-based BP's mile-deep Macondo well spewed more than 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. To match Interview OIL-SPILL/ALLEN REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT HEADSHOT)