HOUSTON (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry says the Gulf of Mexico oil slick
is at least 150 miles from Texas waters and state officials are
closely monitoring its progress.
Perry says the oil slick has so far failed to move toward Texas
due to the weather and currents. However, he says state officials
are holding daily conference calls with the White House and other
Gulf Coast governors to prepare for any event.
Perry toured the command center BP has set up in Houston to deal
with the oil spill.
The Horizon rig exploded on April 20 and has been spilling
millions of gallons of crude oil into Gulf of Mexico waters since
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