Editorial: Getting to work on the Gulf coast
President Barack Obama last week claimed full responsibility for cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It's something we thought was already in place, since the federal government has charge over waters off our shores to the international boundary of 12 nautical miles or the Exclusive Economic Zone of 200 nautical miles.
Apparently not. Up to this point BP has been in charge, and it's done a horrible job of containing the spill, which has gone on for six weeks.
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