Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pentagon On Alert As Oil Spill In The Gulf Of Mexico Worsens

Pentagon On Alert As Gulf Coast Readies For Oil's Onslaught -- McClatchy News

WASHINGTON — With crude oil expected to wash up Thursday night on the Gulf Coast, President Barack Obama stepped up federal efforts Thursday to help clean up the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, putting the Department of Defense at the ready and dispatching three Cabinet officers to the scene.

The president spoke Thursday with the governors of Louisiana, Florida, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi, and in brief remarks from the White House Rose Garden he said the government was using "every single available resource at our disposal."

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency.

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Where crews placed booms along the Gulf Coast to ward off the approaching oil spill. | Lee Hulteng, Judy Treible / MCT

My Comment: I presume that the U.S. military will assist in the placement of booms as well as protecting it's own naval assets in the region. But this disaster is too big for any one group to take a handle of the situation .... the military included.

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