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May 27, 2010 1:23 PM by Melissa Canone

Government In Charge Of Response To Oil Spill

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the government is
in charge of the response to the Gulf oil spill, not the oil
company BP.
Obama says all steps BP takes to end the huge spill must be
approved in advance by the government. Obama says his
administration will do whatever is needed to protect and restore
the Gulf Coast from this "unprecedented disaster."
At a White House news conference Thursday, Obama also said the
spill was causing "tremendous catastrophe" for the Gulf Coast and
urged Americans to visit the region's beaches.

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