The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a massive and potentially unprecedented environmental disaster – and its economic and ecological implications could be devastating. I know many of you have questions about how the government is responding to this crisis.
President Obama has asked me to spend some time answering your questions directly, so tomorrow at 12:30 PM EDT, I will be hosting a live chat. You can watch the chat live on WhiteHouse.gov/live, and you can submit your questions in advance via Facebook, Twitter or our webform.
From day one our focus has been capping the leak, containing and cleaning up the oil that has spilled, and restoring the lives and livelihoods of the people in the Gulf Coast region. You can track our response efforts and find additional information and resources on the on the ongoing government-wide response here.
Carol Browner is Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change.