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Hoyer Wants White House to Hold East Coast Oil Preparedness Summit

House Majority Leader and Maryland Democratic Congressman Steny Hoyer has sent a letter to the White House requesting a summit with East Coast governors and local officials to ensure they are prepared if oil from the Gulf spill makes its way up the Atlantic coastline.

Computer models show that the oil could enter the Gulf’s loop current, go around the tip of Florida and up the coast. Officials are concerned about the impact of oil “within the fragile, ecologically rich and economically important resources they represent.” (The Daily Record, 6/23/2010)