If you haven’t seen the President’s May 14 speech about the continuing situation in the Gulf of Mexico, check out this video at www.whitehouse.gov. President Obama outlines his administration’s priorities for the efforts being made:
- Stop the leak
- Contain the spill and protect the coast.
- Mitigate the economic repercussions, making sure that BP and not the taxpayers pay for this.
- Ensure that this never happens again.
As of this evening, BP seems to have a stop-gap measure in place to check the flow, but at the same time plumes of oil are heading for the Florida Keys and we could be staring at the beginnings of a disaster that will take decades to recover from.
Tip of the hat to Steven Walker of Organizing for America for the link.