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US President Barack Obama has called on his party and supporters to back a "new future" of clean energy.
Visiting areas affected by the BP oil spill, he said the full resources of government were being deployed, with 17,500 National Guard troops available.
Mr Obama is touring Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, on his fourth visit to the region since the spill.
Tens of thousands of barrels of oil a day have gushed into the Gulf of Mexico since a rig exploded and sank in April.
Earlier, BP said the cost of cleaning up the oil spillage had risen to $1.6bn (£1bn).
On Monday, the c