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White House says BP will pay cost of oil cleanup

White House says BP will pay cost of oil cleanup
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POSTED: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 10:09am

UPDATED: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 10:32am

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration says the cost of cleaning up a giant oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico will fall on BP PLC, the company that operated the rig.

White House spokesman Nick Shapiro says President Barack Obama has directed his administration to aggressively confront the oil spill. The military is working to determine how its array of aircraft, ships and equipment might be able to assist the cleanup operation.

The spill off the coast of Louisiana threatens to turn into an environmental disaster for the coastline.

Shapiro says Obama was updated on the spill early Thursday. Although the Coast Guard and other federal agencies are supporting the cleanup, Shapiro says BP will be required to pay for it.

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This Makes me sick to my stomach.I really do not think people understand just how bad this really is.This is going to be catastrophic for sure.If you remember when the Exxon valdez run aground how bad it was on fish and wild life then you ain't seen nothing yet.We are in for an awakening like never before!It kill me as an animal lover to know what is ahead for these poor wild creatures God help them.Now we are talking about drilling in Alaska.GIVE ME A BREAK!!

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