One month later, he finally takes control of the spill.....or does he? A month after oil spill began, Obama begins taking charge - Yahoo! News With BP removed from the newly assigned task force, they can say whatever they want about what's happening at the site. They can use this engineering professor's "best guess" scenario to up the ante on actual size of the spill...seems you'd want an expert for that. My biggest question is why haven't they moved on this sooner? If they have all the people they need without BP's representation, why didn't they do this sooner? What do they plan to accomplish? And why aren't we hearing the blame game from the libs about the month long delay to take action?