President Obama held a news conference at the White House today to address what is being done to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, now the largest spill in America’s history. He also extended a moratorium on new deepwater oil drilling permits for six months, consequently suspending Shell from its plans to drill exploratory wells in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas in Alaska this summer.
- Deepwater Horizon Response
- NPR: Energy
- YouTube: Deepwater Horizon / BP – Top Kill Animation
- NOAA: Deepwater Horizon Incident, Gulf of Mexico
President Obama’s complete speech, including questions from the press is posted below.
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