Is British petroleum doing everything they can to stop the oil spill? One St. Bernard councilman questions that -- especially when he sees a good solution.

Robert Hunt has quite an extensive background. "I'm the founder of Linear Power Systems. I'm an inventor and theoretical physicist," he says.

Now, Robert has invented something called an electromagnetic top kill, a system of magnets that would cover the oil leak while concrete and metal are pushed into the pipe. That would mitigate pressure issues he says BP is having with all their failed attempts. "The magnetic field overcomes the pressure of the oil," he says.

He attempted to pass his idea to BP through St. Bernard Parish Council President Wayne Landry. "Mr. Hunt's a brilliant guy. He has what seems to be like a legitimate solution to the problem that BP is experiencing now with that oil still pluming out of that pipe."

Wayne took Robert's electromagnetic information all the way to BP upper echelon, but the men say BP isn't listening. "Did they do everything they can to mitigate this problem," Wayne questions.

Robert says, "I would expect to be running a process very much like American Idol; looking for a winner. And they're running a process of make everyone go away. I think a lot of the engineer egos are very large."

"I can't accept that there's no one on this planet that can't come up with a solution to stop a 21 inch pipe from leaking, even though it's 5000 feet under the surface," says Wayne. But Robert believes he has a solution, but he may never see it help stop the oil spill.

Robert says the response he gets is a form letter that everyone is getting, including engineering colleagues at Stenis who have also submitted ideas.