BP Will Pay Claims on Oil Spill

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If you didn't know there was an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, you haven't been paying attention. But what you might not know is that someone is ready to take responsibility–at least financially. BP has announced that they are willing to contribute to clean-up efforts and will pay all claims to boot, as reported by How much money this will entail is still unknown. The spill, which has reached 130 miles by 70 miles, has the ability to impact animals, fisheries, beaches, boats and our aquatic eco-system, as it continues to gush oil into the ocean. Want to help out with the clean up? has listed organizations that are looking for volunteers. 

–Aurora Wingard