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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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
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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