Jun 24, 2010 12:47 PM by Melissa Canone
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has declared Sunday a day
of prayer in Texas over lives lost and the environmental disaster
of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Perry, who Wednesday returned to Austin after more than a week
in China on an economic development trip, issued a proclamation
related to the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon. The April 20 rig
explosion killed 11 workers.
BP PLC was leasing the rig from owner Transocean Ltd. of
Perry is urging Texans to pray Sunday "for the healing of
individuals, the rebuilding of communities and the restoration of
entire Gulf coast environment."
Experts say the current worst-case estimate of what's spewing
into the Gulf is about 2.5 million gallons a day from the blown
well, polluting shorelines from Louisiana to Florida.