Updated: LA Coast Threatened by Oil Spill

April 29, 2010 at 13:25 (Environmental, News)

Mark my words, this is no accident. Way too coincidental that a disaster of this proportion would happen at the same time as the same issue is hot in Washington. Way too coincidental.

**Update**
So if this is just an accident, why are SWAT teams being sent to all the oil rigs in the Gulf? SWAT teams? Really? For an accident? This is all very convenient. And it allows the administration to backtrack on their hollow promises to drill. He gets the best of both worlds.

VENICE, Louisiana (AFP) – The US Thursday declared the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico a disaster of “national significance” as heavy onshore winds threatened to blow the slick onto the fragile Louisiana coast.

President Barack Obama started his day with a special 20-minute briefing on the disaster and pledged “all available resources,” including the military, to try and stave off a possible environmental disaster.

The presence of the giant slick, now said to be growing five times faster then previously thought, just 15 miles off Louisiana’s ecologically vulnerable shores dominated a White House press briefing.

“We will use all available resources, possibly including those at the Department of Defense,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters.

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