Obama: US to offer extra resources for spill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that the U.S. will offer whatever additional assistance is needed to coastal states to help them deal with the Gulf oil spill.

He said in a speech Tuesday night that while the mobilization won't be perfect, he will fix problems that crop up.

Obama also warned that despite the best efforts to clean up the oil spill, more oil and more damage will occur before the spill is contained. He said that's why the government will also focus on recovery and restoration of the Gulf Coast.

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