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President Obama Oval Office Address: Obama Speech on BP Oil Spill

Written By David D'Angelo on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 6/16/2010


President Obama's Oval Office Address touches the issues surrounding the BP Deep Water Horizon oil grid and BP oil spill. In Obama's speech he outlined the solution and actions that will be taken in order to address the worst environmental disaster in the United States history. He also said that those responsible for the oil spill which endangers the live of both people, plants and animals will face the full force of the law.

Obama who appears in the Oval office and seen delivering the speech in a cool and gentlemanly manner gives strong words regarding the effects and harm that the oil spill will cause on people, industry and on the environment. He said that everyone sould help in addressing one of the hardest problem in the history of the United States.

"We will make BP pay for the damage their company company has caused,"

President Obama also revealed his approval on limited offshore drilling with the condition that those operating them will ensure that their operation will be absolutely safe. However, considering that it is mining, the word "absolutely" is not a reality.

"The millions of gallons of oil that have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico are more like an epidemic one that we will be fighting for months and even years," says Obama. "But make no mistake. We will fight this oil spill with everything we've got for as long as it takes."



President Obama's Oval Office Address on BP Oil Spill & Energy


The oil spill started when the oil grid at BP Deepwater Horizon exploded cause thousands upon thousands of barrels of oil to spill out into the Gulf of Mexico. Since then the administration had used its pull capacity to control the oil spill. One of the major solutions used is the deployment of millions of oil booms.

BP on the other hand tried various method to contain the gushing oil. The latest procedure it is using is the oil spill cap procedure. Several method used by BP previously have failed including the highly acclaimed "Top Kill Procedure." For this, BP is under fire from Congress as correspondence reveals that they have neglected safety in order to cut costs and improve profit.

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