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PENSACOLA -- Hours before President Barack Obama was to address the nation, the U.S. government released new estimates of the amount of oil leaking in the Gulf, saying it could amount to as much as 60,000 barrels -- 2.5 million gallons a day.
Earlier in the day, at Florida's ground zero on the Gulf oil-spill crisis, Obama pledged to the community -- and state -- that his administration will do ``whatever it takes'' to deal with the mess.
``This isn't just an environmental disaster,'' Obama said to a crowd at Pensacola Naval Air Station. ``For many families and communities, it's