Obama BP Oil Spill Speech Video: Address after Meeting with BP Executives 6-16-10

U.S. President Barack Obama makes statement to the media regarding his meeting with top BP officials in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on June 16, 2010.  UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg Photo via Newscom

Here is the Obama BP oil spill speech video from Weds. June 16, 2010. President Barack Obama delivers an address to the press regarding his meeting with BP executives on the Gulf oil catastrophe at the Rose Garden at the White House at approx. 2:30 p.m. ET; watch live stream video here. Thereafter check back for the full video and transcript text.

UPDATED with full video and transcript below.

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Click here to read the complete speech transcript.

UPDATE: BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg announced the company will suspend dividend payments this year Details: BP Suspends Dividends

Photo credit: Pete Souza / White House

The day after his Oval Office address to the nation, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met at the White House with BP executives including CEO Tony Hayward, chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg and Lamar McKay, head of BP America. More details here: BP Agrees to Set Aside About $20 Billion for Spill Claims

Previously….

Link Live web-feed video. The event can also be seen on CNN Live or via the White House iPhone app, a free download.

Today’s complete itinerary is here: President Obama official schedule and guidance, June 16, 2010.

For more on the Gulf oil spill catastrophe and the administration response, see:



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