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Obama: US gov't in charge of oil disaster response

Obama: US gov't in charge of oil disaster response

President Barack Obama is moving aggressively to show his government is in charge of the Gulf oil spill, calling the spill an "unprecedented disaster" and blasting a "scandalously close relationship" between oil companies and regulators.
Obama told a news conference Thursday: "The American people should know that from the moment this disaster began, the federal government has been in charge of the response effort. He was responding to criticism that his administration had been slow to act and had left BP in charge of plugging the leak.
Obama said many critics failed to realize "this has been our highest priority."
He conceded that "people are going to be frustrated until it stops."


Updated : 2021-04-16 23:49 GMT+08:00