The giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which administration officials described as "extraordinarily serious," will reach the coast by late tomorrow. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will fly to the coast tomorrow to oversee cleanup efforts, joining Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who is already there.
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President Obama is "actively following the BP oil spill," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in a press briefing today. "The president has directed responding agencies to use every resource available," he said, including resources under the Department of Defense if necessary.