Jun 6, 2010 2:35 PM by Chris Welty
WASHINGTON (AP) - The governor of Mississippi says his state is
not as bad off as its neighbors when it comes to the oil spill.
Gov. Haley Barbour said on "Fox News Sunday" that "we have
had virtually no oil" wash up on the Mississippi coast.
He says media reports are creating a false perception that "the
whole coast from Florida to Texas is ankle-deep in oil" and are
He says that's the real economic damage, not losses from the
actual spill. He noted that the first fishery closure in
Mississippi didn't come until very recently.
A BP rig exploded nearly seven weeks ago and ruptured a wellhead
on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. The resulting oil slick has
washed ashore in several Gulf states.