WASHINGTON May 30 Oil could gush into the Gulf
of Mexico from the BP BP.L. rig until August and the U.S.
government is "preparing for the worst," Carol Browner,
President Barack Obama's top adviser on energy and climate
change, said on Sunday.
Speaking on the CBS TV show "Face The Nation," Browner
said: "There could be oil coming up till August when the relief
wells are done."
She said BP's latest effort to try to capture and contain
oil would not provide a permanent solution or prevent some oil
escaping into the sea even if the maneuver succeeded.
"We are prepared for the worst. We have been prepared from
the beginning," she added.
(Reporting by Alan Elsner, editing by Vicki Allen)