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Obama's BP speech: a call to action

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By Janelle Corn, Ph.D. See bio at the end of this post. -- Luis

Tuesday evening, President Obama gave a prime-time speech to our nation from the Oval Office, an 18-minute outline of the status of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, "the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced," and a look forward.

The President summarized the facts of the oil spill and actions taken by BP and the Administration to date to contain the damage. The battle plan he laid out included commitments by the government and by BP to clean up the spill. But the critical parts of his speech, in my opinion, were the challenges to restore the Gulf region and to move beyond oil.

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