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By Michael Kunzelman The Associated Press

Company executive blames decade-old oil leak on ‘act of God’

BATON ROUGE, La. A decade-old oil leak that could last for another century was caused by an “act of God” during a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, the president of the company responsible said Wednesday.

Taylor Energy President William Pecue told a gathering of industry experts and environmental advocates in Baton Rouge that the company cares “very deeply” about the environment.