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Obama pledges changes to avert future spills
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama on Tuesday said an independent commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will thoroughly examine the disaster and its causes to ensure that the nation never faces such a catastrophe again.
Mr. Obama spoke in the Rose Garden after the group’s first meeting and pledged that necessary changes will be made.
The president said that if laws are insufficient, they’ll be changed. He said that if government oversight wasn’t tough enough, that will change, too. And he said if laws were broken, those who were responsible will be prosecuted.
Mr. Obama said the leaders of the commission have his support to follow the facts wherever they lead.
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