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Oil Spill ‘Threatens Our Way of Life’

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Posted on May 2, 2010
news.bbc.co.uk

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is ramping up the pressure on British oil giant BP in the wake of the disastrous oil spill 50 miles offshore.

In a rhetorical move that indirectly, and probably unintentionally, compares the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to terrorism, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has said the growing slick “threatens our way of life” as it encroaches upon the state’s coastline. —JCL

The BBC:

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has warned that the sprawling Gulf of Mexico oil slick threatens the very way of life of people in his state.

As President Barack Obama prepared to fly in to see the devastation for himself, experts said the slick had tripled in size in just days.

Attorneys general from five affected US states will meet to discuss legal options, as pressure mounts on BP.

Choppy seas and strong winds have been hampering the clean-up operation.

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