Apr 29, 2010 11:39 AM by Melissa Canone
WASHINGTON (AP) - 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
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.