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  • Dear Sir,

    Why has the gulf coast not been declared a national disaster area>

    This is an aricle dated in june

    Question: Why hasn’t President Obama declared the Gulf states a federal disaster releasing federal assistance to the governors?

    CBS News White House correspondent Chip Reid says if this had been a natural disaster like a hurricane, that’s exactly what would have happened. The states would be declared disaster areas and they would then be eligible for federal reimbursement. But in this case, BP is the responsible party so the governors aren’t even asking the federal government for money. They’re going straight to that deep pocket: BP

    since bp isn’t coming through, can’t they now declare this region a disaster area ?


    kevin matovina

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