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Palm Beach County emergency managers said Thursday they won't sit back and wait for BP to clean up oil that makes its way here from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

"We are driving the boat here, not BP," said Assistant County Administrator Vince Bonvento, who oversees the county's public safety department. "We are going to take whatever measures are necessary to protect our beaches and estuaries. If they don't have the resources, it is up to us to step up."