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U.S. liberals: Time to make Obama uncomfortable

By John Whitesides
Reuters

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, who heads an environmental activist group called Green for All, said Obama's initial acceptance of what he was told about the Gulf Coast oil spill by officials of London energy giant BP Plc (BP.L) was a sign of his hands-off approach with the corporate world.

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, who heads an environmental activist group called Green for All, said Obama's initial acceptance of what he was told about the Gulf Coast oil spill by officials of London energy giant BP Plc (BP.L) was a sign of his hands-off approach with the corporate world.

"The handling of BP has been atrocious at best. I believe in the president, but I believe in the needs of the Gulf Coast residents more," she said.

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