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10 June 2010

Attorney General Candidate Pledges To Protect Georgia's Coastline

The following is a press release from the Ken Hodges campaign:

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has and is continuing to have tragic consequences on the environment in our sister states – Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Our prayers and support go out to them as they struggle to deal with this unprecedented disaster.

As the oil spill goes uncontained there are reports that oil could be spread by strong currents over to the Atlantic coast, reaching Georgia and South Carolina, which could destroy our precious wildlife preserves and marshes and further damage Georgia’s economy.

Democratic Attorney General candidate Ken Hodges today issued the following statement on the federal response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill:

“As Georgia’s Attorney General, I will ensure that BP is held accountable, to clean up all the damage affecting the Georgia coast through oversight of our office. They have pledged to pay for any and all clean up and I will enforce this promise if Georgia’s coasts become affected.”

“Corporate irresponsibility has a cost and the destruction of our state’s coasts will not be tolerated. I would like to call on state leadership to create a task force in preparation should the oil hit our shoreline similar to what they have done with the tri-state water planning. Nothing should be more important than preserving our state."

As Attorney General, Ken Hodges will enforce our environmental laws, using the power of the office to crack down on polluters and preserve our natural resources for generations to come. Find out more information at