BP says it shares Obama's goal of stopping spill

HOUSTON (AP) - BP says it shares President Barack Obama's goal of shutting down the gushing oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico as quickly as possible.

BP PLC released a statement on Tuesday night after Obama accused BP of "recklessness" during an Oval Office address to the country. In the statement, BP said it also shares Obama's goal of cleaning up the oil and helping the people and environment affected by the spill. The company also said it looks forward to meeting with Obama on Wednesday "for a constructive discussion about how best to achieve these mutual goals."

When reached by phone, a BP spokesman declined to comment further.

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