July 8th, 2010
11:57 AM ET
12 years ago

White House demands answers from BP

Administration officials say White House issuing new directive to BP demanding answers on well cap efforts within 24 hours.

Filed under: Energy • White House
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  1. Ron

    That's funny, we have been demanding answers from this Socialist administration for over 18 months as to why they are intentionally ruining this country and can't get an answer from them either.

    July 8, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  2. Steve- Illinois

    Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!
    Answers to what? Why would they need to be demanding answers to what Bp is doing in the gulf, since the White House has been on top of this since day one? Where are the administration people that are "on top of it"?

    This is nothing but another press release from an administration that has no clue of what it's doing!

    July 8, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  3. Steve- Illinois

    The only thing this administration has their "boot on the neck of" is the U.S. economy, and after spending almost $800 billion, they have just about got it choked to death! Better bring in some more academics to figure out how to finally kill it!

    It's amateur hour in D.C.!!!

    July 8, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  4. John Francis

    Puuuuhleeeeease. Wow they really think we're so dumb as to not realize the administration and BP are completely in cahoots.

    July 8, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  5. Ted

    BP is a stupid corporation. It came out in the Wall Street that they now say that the well can be fixed by July 27 when the earnings come out. So this has all been about its stock price. The headlines will say gusher fixed, earnings going well and the stock price will jump 100%. Just another big business concerned about the next quarter rather than the environment. I bet BP contributes heavily to the Grand Obstructionist Party AKA the Party of NO, Palin, Beck, Steele, Cheney, Bush, Limbarf, Boner, McConnell and the rest of the rightwing nuts.

    July 8, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. ib

    So what do we do now. BP better get themselves some good attorneys.

    however, we don't need to many chefs in the kitchen. We need experts who know what they are doing. Let's hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

    July 8, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  7. Enough

    Come on Barry, you said you were in charge........help us all!

    July 8, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  8. Seth


    Get your foot off their throat and maybe they can speak with reason.

    Speak softly and carry a big bag of Bull!

    July 8, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  9. La Piovra

    Perhaps BP officials would be the right target for enhanced interrogation techniques.

    July 8, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  10. Steve (the real one)

    Hey, White House, did you bother to ask Thad Allen? After all, he is THE point man, right? This can't be poltical grandstanding just to impress us can it?

    July 8, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  11. Chessnutz of Liverpool NY

    I'm I remembering correctly? Eleven people lost their lives that night, yet no one has been held responsible for this.
    We need justice for those who were needless killed by the neglect of BP et all management. I would like to see some criminal charges here....

    July 8, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  12. Living in America

    You don't know why the help was so-called refused. You got lawyers, insurance people, etc, etc, from a different country you have to deal with. No one does anything for free.

    July 8, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  13. Dean

    The White House wants answers......Maybe they should appoint a communications man who knows how to play golf.

    July 8, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  14. Hammerer

    Or what? obama take BP over and let the government run it?
    Then America could really go broke with the taxpayers supporting the post office, GM, obamacare, freddie and fannie, banks and now BP.
    The suggestion that obama is purposely trying to bankrupt America does not seem that farfetched with all of the decisions that he has made.

    July 8, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  15. Rick

    oh wow, obama demands 70 days later wow, stupidity too late.

    July 8, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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