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Schwarzenegger withdraws support for Californian oil plan


Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has withdrawn his support for a plan to expand oil exploration off his state's coast.

It follows the huge spill from a Gulf of Mexico well.

Welders in Louisiana are working against the clock to build a giant iron funnel for BP in a bid to prevent further damage.

Governor Schwarzenegger said images from the oil spill had changed his mind about the safety of oil platforms in the Pacific Ocean.


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