BP Agrees to Expedite Claims for Compensation from Businesses Damaged by Oil Spill

Pressure from the Obama administration convinced BP to speed up the payment of claims to those affected by the Gulf oil spill, the Washington Post reports.

BP promised to "implement a more expedited claims process" said Tracy Wareing of the DHS, in order to compensate shrimpers, fishermen, hotel owners and others whose businesses will be devastated as a result of the spill.

The government is pushing BP to work faster getting money to people and businesses harmed by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen didn't hesitate when asked what BP is not doing that they need to get better at. He says BP needs to improve its performance in the damage claims department.