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1 Better weather spurs hope over US oil spill
by Mira Oberman, AFP
Mon May 3, 11:16 am ET
|VENICE, Louisiana (AFP) – Kinder weather Monday encouraged response teams to step up efforts to counter a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, but a wind shift also put the tourist beaches of Florida more at risk.
And the day after President Barack Obama visited the disaster zone on the southern coast of Louisiana and put the blame squarely at the firm’s door, BP accepted full responsibility and accepted to pay the cost.
“BP takes responsibility for responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We will clean it up,” the British energy giant said, vowing to consider all compensation claims “promptly” and pay them quickly if justified.