See larger In this Jan. 10, 2011 photo, BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg, center, looks over claims forms during a town hall meeting in Grand Isle, La. President Barack Obama vowed during a White House speech last June that the $20 billion he helped coax out of BP for an oil spill compensation fund would take care of victims 'as quickly, as fairly and as transparently as possible.' Eight months later, that's not how things look to many people along the Gulf Coast. An Associated Press review that included interviews with legal experts, government officials and more than 300 Gulf residents found a process beset by red tape and delay, and at the center of it all a fund administrator whose ties to BP have raised questions about his independence.

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In this Jan. 10, 2011 photo, BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg, center, looks over claims forms during a town hall meeting in Grand Isle, La. President Barack Obama vowed during a White House speech last June that the $20 billion he helped coax out of BP for an oil spill compensation fund would take care of victims "as quickly, as fairly and as transparently as possible." Eight months later, that's not how things look to many people along the Gulf Coast. An Associated Press review that included interviews with legal experts, government officials and more than 300 Gulf residents found a process beset by red tape and delay, and at the center of it all a fund administrator whose ties to BP have raised questions about his independence.

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