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Fla. declares emergency over oil spill

Fla. declares emergency over oil spill --As emergency workers prepared for environmental damage along the coast, President Barack Obama said a Gulf oil spill will not deter plans for future drilling. 30 Apr 2010 President Barack Obama sent Justice Department investigators and military aircraft to the Gulf of Mexico Friday in response to the growing fear of the environmental damage that a spreading oil slick may cause, but he declined to abandon plans for new offshore drilling because of the unfolding disaster. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency for six Panhandle counties, saying the slick spill from the Deepwater Horizon platform threatens Florida's coasts "with a major disaster."