Vice President Biden’s Visit to the Gulf Coast

Vice President Biden is Briefed on Oil Recovery Efforts

Vice President Joe Biden, Admiral Thad Allen, and Governor Christ are briefed on oil recovery efforts aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL, June 29, 2010. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

On Tuesday, Vice President Biden traveled to the Gulf Coast to assess the ongoing efforts to counter the BP oil spill. During the trip, the Vice President visited New Orleans, Louisiana, and Pensacola, Florida, to survey the response efforts, visit with gulf residents impacted by the spill, and meet with area officials.

Vice President Biden Talks to Personnel and Tours Unified Area Command

Vice President Joe Biden tours the Unified Area Command and talks to personnel who are coordinating the response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, in New Orleans, LA, June 29, 2010. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

The Vice President’s first stop was in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he visited the Unified Area Command to receive a briefing on response efforts and tour the facility. The Vice President was joined by National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco and Governor Bobby Jindal.

Vice President Biden Talks with Local Fishermen

Vice President Joe Biden talks with fishermen and local businessmen on the dock at Pomes Seafood in New Orleans, LA, June 29, 2010. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Afterwards, the Vice President visited Pomes Seafood, where he met with gulf residents impacted by the spill.

Vice President Biden Makes Statement to the Press

Vice President Joe Biden makes a statement to the press flanked by local fishermen and businessmen along with Admiral Thad Allen, Governor Jindal and Congressman Cao on the dock at Pomes Seafood in New Orleans, LA, June 29, 2010. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

In the afternoon, the Vice President traveled to Pensacola, Florida to visit Naval Air Station Pensacola. The Vice President was joined by National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco and Governor Charlie Crist.

Vice President Biden is Briefed on Oil Recovery Efforts

Vice President Joe Biden, Admiral Thad Allen, and Governor Christ are briefed on oil recovery efforts aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL, June 29, 2010. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Vice President Biden on Board Naval Air Station

Vice President Joe Biden is briefed by Commander Glander on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL, June 29, 2010. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

 

Elizabeth Alexander is Press Secretary to the Vice President

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