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Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup: President Obama Has Authority AND Obligation By Law To Take Over

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In the last few days there's been a mix of messages from government officials about whether the Obama administration has the authority to take control of the unrelenting seabed oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico.

But there's no doubt, at least in the language of relevant federal law; President Obama not only has the authority, but the obligation -- however politically risky that might be -- to take ownership of efforts to stanch the flow.

Read the whole story at The New York Times

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