June 14th, 2010
07:35 AM ET
4 years ago

New details emerge about President Obama's Tuesday address

President Obama will address the nation on Tuesday.
President Obama will address the nation on Tuesday.

Coden, Alabama (CNN) – More details are emerging about President Obama's planned address to the nation Tuesday on the Gulf oil crisis.

A senior administration official says Obama will begin his remarks with the latest from the "two days spent in the Gulf region and what we've done to respond to the worst environmental disaster in our nation's history."

The official then laid out a series of points the President will make in the speech, which is expected to run 15 minutes:

Listen: CNN Radio previews Obama's big week


1. Reorganization at the Department of Interior in what was once MMS and mission of the Oil Commission to ensure a regulatory structure for safe energy exploration.

2. Discuss our containment strategy for capturing as much of or all the oil leaking in the Gulf

3. The BP claims process and what we're doing to make it fast, efficient and transparent and to insure its independence from BP.

4. The beginning of a process to restore the Gulf to a place better than it was before the Deepwater Horizon exploded.

5. Talk about what we must do to decrease our dependence on oil and other fossil fuels.

The Prime time Presidential address is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, and will take place just hours before Obama meets with BP executives for the first time since the oil crisis began.


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  1. Angus McDugan

    Get ready to hear a lot of political posturing and deflecting from Obama. He might even mention Bush or make some reference to the previous administration. Also, he may talk about how we need to work with BP and the U.K. after his meeting the Prime Minister (probably got a good schooling from the PM).

    Bottom line, we are going to see any leadership. Your cannot learn leadership. Leadership is a part of your personality and has nothing to do with what school you attended. Obama is our president and unfortunately he is no leader.

    June 14, 2010 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  2. jp,michigan

    Number of visits to the area = 3. How long to see the famity of lost love ones = nearly 2 months. Number of vacations, dinner parties, golf games and basketball games = to many to remember. This is the better late than never President when the rest of the country, espically the Gulf states suffer.

    June 14, 2010 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  3. Steve in North Carolina

    Hey, how about suspending the Jones Act so other countries can help clean up the mess? Oh that would be too expedient and cost effective! This guy is way over his head.

    June 14, 2010 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  4. ib

    What Obama has done is easy to see–nothing except to use it to promote his green agenda while he is out playing golf this morning. I know it's still Bush's fault.

    June 14, 2010 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  5. Jim

    Dateline Obamaville.....So another Obama road show is in the works. Is there anybody out there who doesn't think the script isn't already written ? Here is my review in advance.....After touring the sight of the worst U.S. environmental disaster President Obama was reassured that his recovery plan is well underway and showing positive results. He was quoted as saying " My plan is working but we have to do more , we can not slow down or rest until the Gulf coast is better than it was" . Showing deep emotion and sorrow this reporter saw a tear slide down the cheek of this most caring President. ( Or maybe it was Joe using a squirt gun). He was also quoterd as saying " The time for anger is past . We must all work together to resolve this problem". Does this guy ever miss an opportunity to tell us how good he is??

    June 14, 2010 08:58 am at 8:58 am |