Posted: Aug 10, 2010 7:53 PM by Alison Haynes
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Governors from across the south will
discuss recovering from the Gulf oil spill and ways to avoid
similar offshore disasters in the future.
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley said at a news conference in Birmingham
Tuesday that issues surrounding the oil spill will be part of the
agenda when the Southern Governors Association holds its annual
meeting Aug. 27-30 at Hoover.
Riley is chairman of the association and will serve as host for
the annual meeting.
The chief executive officer for BP, Bob Dudley, is expected to
appear at the annual meeting. Riley said other special guests will
include Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Valerie Jarrett, a senior
adviser to the president.