Obama To Help Gulf Residents Recover
Official White House Photo by Pete SouzaPresident Obama addressed the economic struggles many Americans are experiencing, including Gulf Coast residents, in his remarks at a meeting with labor leaders.
"One place in our country where people have faced particular struggles in the last few months is in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the BP oil spill. So it was very welcome news when we learned overnight that efforts to stop the well through what's called a 'static kill' appear to be working?and that a report out today by our scientists show that the vast majority of the spilled oil has been dispersed or removed from the water. So the long battle to stop the leak and contain the oil is finally close to coming to an end. And we are very pleased with that," he said.
"Our recovery efforts, though, will continue. We have to reverse the damage that's been done, we will continue to work to hold polluters accountable for the destruction they've caused, we've got to make sure that folks who were harmed are reimbursed, and we're going to stand by the people of the region however long it takes until they're back on their feet."