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Jun 5, 2010 10:20 PM by Chris Welty

Ala. Governor Agrees on Oil Protection Plan

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and President Obama's
commander of the Gulf oil spill response have agreed on a new plan
to significantly increase protection along the state's coast.
But Riley says getting the blueprint off paper and into the
water quickly is vital to ending complaints over what he calls a
string of broken promises by the Coast Guard.
Riley met for more than an hour Saturday with Adm. Thad Allen,
the head of the nation's response to the Gulf spill. Riley says the
new plan includes substantial new protection to Alabama's coast,
where big slicks of orange, weathered oil are fouling beaching.
Allen says the new plan should be a way forward during the
crisis.

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