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Perry Declares Sunday Day Of Prayer Over Oil Spill
Gov. Rick Perry has declared Sunday a day of prayer in Texas over the Gulf oil spill.
Story 0 Comments Font Size: AUSTIN (June 24, 2010)--Gov. Rick Perry declared Sunday a day of prayer in Texas over lives lost in the explosion of an offshore rig and the still growing environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Perry, who on Wednesday returned to Austin after more than a week in China on an economic development trip, issued a proclamation stemming from the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon.
The April 20 rig explosion killed 11 workers.
BP PLC was leasing the rig from owner Transocean Ltd. of Houston.
Perry urged urging Texans to pray Sunday "for the healing of individuals, the rebuilding of communities and the restoration of entire Gulf coast environment."
Experts said the current worst-case estimate of what's flowing into the Gulf is about 2.5 million gallons a day from the blown well, polluting shorelines from Louisiana to Florida.
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