Oil Hits Mississippi, Barbour Changes Tune on Spill

Asks BP and feds for more resources
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2010 8:06 AM CDT
A ship passes through a heavy sheen of oil June 2, 2010 south of Biloxi, Mississippi. Oil believed to be related to the Deepwater Horizon accident began to appear yesterday on the shores of Alabama and...   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Oil officially hit Mississippi's shoreline yesterday, and the state's governor has finally decided that this spill is bad news: Gov. Haley Barbour, who just last month suggested that the spill would have "minimal impact," is now pushing BP and federal officials to boost his state's resources, reports the AP. "While command and control of on-water resources has improved, it must get much better and the amount of resources to attack the oil offshore must be greatly increased," said Barbour in an email statement.

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