Politics & Government

May 1, 2010

After flyover, congressman downplays threat of oil spill

Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., said oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico is "naturally breaking up as it's heading to shore" and that he's less concerned about it after witnessing it firsthand. "This isn't Katrina. It's not Armageddon," said Taylor, whose district hugs the Gulf Coast. "A lot of people are scared, and I don't think they should be."

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