Immediately following President Obama’s address in the Oval Office, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs took questions from the American people about the BP Oil Spill. Questions were submitted throughout the day on YouTube.com/WhiteHouse in one of four categories, and Robert Gibbs answered some of the most popular questions from each category.
- Opening remarks
- Will the U.S. change its policy to require deepwater oil rigs to have better emergency shutoff procedures?
- Why is BP restricting media access to the Deepwater Horizon site?
- Why haven’t super tankers been deployed to clean up oil?
- Oil Spill Recovery Institute receives over $300 million in funds each year – where does this money go?
- Why hasn’t the U.S. government accepted foreign help?
- Will President Obama help end our reliance on fossil fuels?
- Do politicians have a real connection to this disaster?
- Will the U.S. inspect all well platforms in the gulf?
- Will the U.S. put Americans to work building clean energy infrastructure?
- Why does the U.S. give subsidies to oil companies and will that stop in response to this disaster?
- Will we revoke BP’s license to drill in U.S. waters?
- How long it will take to restore the Gulf of Mexico?
There were thousands of questions submitted yesterday via YouTube.com/WhiteHouse, and unfortunately we couldn’t get to them all during the chat. We’ll be answering more of your questions throughout the week right here on the White House blog so be sure to check back.