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The Obama administration wants the chairman of BP to meet with the president and senior White House officials June 16 to discuss the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including the company's financial liability and clean up efforts.
In a letter Thursday to BP board chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg in London, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the national incident commander on the scene, said "BP is financially responsible for all costs associated with the response to the spill," including stopping the leak, protecting the shoreline, as well as supporting "long term recovery efforts to ensure that all individuals and communities impacted by the spill are made whole."
"Time is of the essence in resolving these issues."

Allen asked that Svanberg and "any appropriate officials from BP" attend the meeting.

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sroach8577

Obama always seems to do what he is critizised for shortly after he hears the wrath of voters. (MOSTLY) Perhaps if we call for his resignation he'll see fit to follow?? We should be so lucky!!!

June 11 2010 at 1:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Beautiful

Really? What an idea! Let me make myself clear, this is too little, too late.

June 11 2010 at 11:15 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
walkingman50

Day 52 and the time for talk is over !!!.........almost.

June 11 2010 at 10:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wyhenry2

Its about time Mr President only 50 days late. Thank god this wasn't a invasion by one of our many enemies

June 11 2010 at 9:17 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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BOB

I am sure if it was an invasion you would find a deferrment !

June 11 2010 at 10:43 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
xtrees130

President Barack Hussein Obama is a very weak leader. I find it interesting that his administration (a.k.a. - him) is just now requesting a meeting with BP executives. Just plain, old common sense (no ivy-league education needed) tells you a meeting would be one of the first things to do. It gives the "impression" that the administration wants this disaster to go on and on - why would that be?

June 11 2010 at 5:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
armellino8

As a captain and inventor of marine fuel spill prevention devices, I have but one question. Why would Our Government wait for B.P. to deploy boats, ships and booms as an emergency response, rather than take the bull by the horns and deal with the cleanup before it got out of control.B.P. could be billed afterwards, when all is said and done as far as collection is concerned. Our Own President is busy vacationing, and enjoying parties and concerts at the White House. What did He accomplish visiting Lousiana? He fondled some tar like balls of oil, and ran up the cost of operating the Presidential air-liner, and the supporting escort jets, and the media air liner that accompany A.F.One. I read that He is very upset with B.P. Personally I think He is passing all the blame onto B.P. now that The mess is turning into a disaster. With the Coast Guard and Navy at His disposal, He failed to act as Commander and Chief When it was most needed. Well, the Pres. had His chance to Be a true Hero and dropped the ball. No, He was'nt asleep at the wheel,He was just busy! Timing is everything? All the travel and entertainment can not only wear on You, it can cause a missed opportunity of Greatness for any current President! Interestingly enouph, our President is more concerned with entertaining and partying with celebrities than saving the Gulf from disaster. Maybe He'll take notice when oil makes shore in HI! One more question, if You will. Since when does Our Government sit back and watch Our natural resources, ( The Gulf being among the most important of our valuable natural resources)be destroyed. Is anyone else

June 11 2010 at 12:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
enorcel

How does Thad Allen, the Coast Guard Chief Admiral, know who is responsible for what having to do with the BP oil spill?......and why doesn't Obama himself send the word to the BP Chief Executive to set up the June 16 meeting?.....Again Obama is playing ...and again Obama is not showing strong leadership and effective crisis management.

June 10 2010 at 11:29 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
getgary01

Ooohhh...shaken in their boots.

June 10 2010 at 11:14 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Rob & Kathy

Gee, do you think it's about time?...

June 10 2010 at 10:32 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
michael

Its been almost 2 months and the chain of commmand and plan of attack that B.P has emerged with is just plain uneffective and poorly executed.Time too bring the best minds and all powers that be in the oil field too get somekind of prevetative action in place.Here we have a fiasco off our coast brought on by a man made f'up that no amount of money can fix.

June 10 2010 at 10:18 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply

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