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Obama: BP must pay for all efforts to stop leak
May 27, 2010 / 5:26 PM / 8 years ago

Obama: BP must pay for all efforts to stop leak

WASHINGTON, May 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the U.S. government would ensure that BP paid for everything involved in stopping the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

“They’ve got to pay for everything that’s done to both stop the leak and mitigate the damage,” Obama told a news conference.

He defended his administration’s handling of the disaster, saying: “Those who think that we were either slow on our response or lacked urgency don’t know the facts. This has been our highest priority since this crisis occurred.” (Writing by Caren Bohan; Editing by Chris Wilson)

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