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Charlie Crist asks BP for $50 million more

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Charlie Crist is asking BP for another $50 million in relation to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Crist made the request in a letter to BP’s chief operating officer, Doug Suttles. Crist said the additional funds were needed for advertising the state’s tourism industry, which has been negatively impacted by the oil spill. Late week, oil began washing ashore on the Florida Panhandle and with it the pressure has increased on Crist to take a more active role.  Hurricane Alex is…

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BP concedes Gulf oil spill is bigger than estimate

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BP conceded Thursday that more oil than it estimated is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico as heavy crude washed into Louisiana’s wetlands for the first time, feeding worries and uncertainty about the massive monthlong spill. Mark Proegler, a spokesman for oil giant BP PLC, told The Associated Press that a mile-long tube inserted into a leaking pipe over the weekend is capturing 210,000 gallons a day – the total amount the company and the Coast Guard have estimated is…

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