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The Obama administration wants the chairman of BP to meet with the president and senior White House officials June 16 to discuss the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including the company's financial liability and clean up efforts.
In a letter
Thursday to BP board chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg in London, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the national incident commander on the scene, said "BP is financially responsible for all costs associated with the response to the spill," including stopping the leak, protecting the shoreline, as well as supporting "long term recovery efforts to ensure that all individuals and communities impacted by the spill are made whole."
"Time is of the essence in resolving these issues."
Allen asked that Svanberg and "any appropriate officials from BP" attend the meeting.
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