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BP sends Mississippi another $25 million grant

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - BP announced Thursday that it is providing the State of Mississippi with an additional $25 million grant to continue implementation of the State's Area Contingency Plan.

"This money will be used to ensure we're aggressive in attacking any part of the spill that comes our way and to provide additional protection for our most environmentally sensitive areas along our coastline," said Governor Haley Barbour. "This also prevents us from tapping into state money to fight the spill, and I appreciate BP's timely response to our request."

"Working in partnership with the State is important to an effective spill response. So we are pleased to make these additional funds available per the Governor's request," said Doug Suttles, BP's Chief Operating Officer, Exploration and Production.

BP officials gave the first $25 million grant to Mississippi on May 5, and an additional $15 million tourism grant on May 17.

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