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BP must pay for oil spill in gulf

As oil continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico and efforts by BP to stop the leak seem not to be working, the ecological and economic damage to the gulf region continues to grow each day, which is not good at all.

All forms of wildlife and sea life have been and will continue to be severely affected, as will the various industries that rely on the gulf for their livelihood and incomes. Thousands of workers all along the gulf coast, from hotel owners to fishermen to regular citizens are having their ways of life severely affected by this ecological disaster.

President Barack Obama should have personally responded sooner than he did. Hopefully BP will be held accountable by the federal government and an investigation will be launched to find out how and why there was that explosion on the oil rig that killed 11 workers and started this mess.

Why weren’t immediate steps taken by BP to stop the leak? There should not have been any delays with regard to this. Somebody in that company has a lot of explaining to do to the American people, especially the people of the gulf region who are being the most severely affected by this unprecedented disaster.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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