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Maryland Atty. Gen. Sends Letter to BP

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by Rebecca Blatt

Maryland's Attorney General, Doug Gansler, and his counterparts from 10 other Atlantic Coast states have sent a letter to BP to protect the states from possible damage from the Gulf oil leak.

The letter makes a number of requests of BP and other companies involved with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

It asks the companies to make assurances that legitimate claims will be paid if oil affects Atlantic states.

It also asks the companies to assign individuals to be the points of contact for states. And to preserve all documents and data relevant to the rig explosion.

While the attorneys general acknowledge the chance of oil reaching Atlantic coast states is small, they say states need to be prepared. They warn that there may be significant harm to migratory bird and fish species.

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