May 21st, 2010
06:34 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama orders bipartisan oil spill commission

Washington (CNN) - President Obama has issued an executive order establishing a bipartisan commission on the Gulf Coast oil spill and on offshore drilling, sources familiar with the decision said Thursday.

He has named former Florida Sen. Bob Graham and former Environmental Protection Agency William K. Reilly as commission co-chairs.

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  1. Gerry NH

    Oh wow another commission that will cost millions a week and accomplish nothing just like all of the other commissions.

    May 21, 2010 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  2. gracie

    I am from louisiana, and I wish the President would come here to see what BP has done to our coast. The oil is thick like fudge,but you can't eat it. The water is too thick for fish or any other sea life to breathe,it stinks, sea turtles ,fish, birds, everything is suffering from this thing,including people. Why can't Mr.President help louisiana people like the Haitians are being helped.There has got to be something that can be done a better way than what's being done now. We have got to stop this oil NOW,before it's too late. Our coast is a precious commodity we don't want to lose. Please Mr. President come down and take a look and see for yourself. Don;t believe what people tell you. Come down and see for yourself.

    May 21, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  3. ib

    This is such a joke it's not funny. Obama is using this disaster which he has done nothing about to even try to stop the leak to push his green agenda. He can put his green agenda up his green butt as far as I am concerned. Say what you will about Bush but if this had happened under him this leak would have been stopped one way or another a long time ago.

    May 21, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  4. Jim Elliot

    #1. there appears to be no cleanup effort happening for oil in the marshes and wetlands. Why? Who is in charge? What's up?
    #2. Barak Obama has passed the ball to a "bipartisan commission".
    We need leadership, not a discussion. The problem need s response and if there is not an immediate response, it will be pretty much Dick Cheney's approach – let nature take care of it.
    #Why is only 30% of the available "burn boom" deployed? with 70% sitting on the shore?
    # why is the dispersant ordered 5/4 by BP sitll sitting in a yard in Texas?
    It seems that the administation just doesn't wan to get involved.

    May 21, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |