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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Sheila Williams
BP's mounting costs for capping and cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico spill have reached $2.65 billion, the oil giant said Monday, but the company denied reports out of Russia that CEO Tony Hayward is resigning.
BP chief executive Tony Hayward took a day off Saturday to see his 52-foot yacht compete in a glitzy race off England's shore, a leisure trip that further infuriated residents of the oil-stained Gulf Coast.
President Obama on Monday set out on a three-state tour of the stricken Gulf Coast, while the White House said BP appears willing to set up the kind of victims compensation fund Mr. Obama is demanding.
In an email, London-based BP spokeswoman Sheila Williams noted that "there is a lot of sheen in the Gulf of Mexico area."