Last week President Obama praised the team of Admiral Thad Allen, Secretaries Salazar, Chu, Napolitano, Administrators Jackson and Lubchenco, Carol Browner, and the federal science and engineering teams saying, “Today, we achieved an important milestone in our response to the BP oil spill – the final termination of the damaged well that sat deep under the Gulf of Mexico."
Oil spewing in the Gulf has stopped, as we know of.
But environmentalist still have their doubts. As they should.
Concerns about the aftermath and effects on the region's marine life, fishery industry, and ecosystem, and more recently, the livestock, are still looming. Click here to see what a new study has found.
The president and his administration have said they are committed to healing the Gulf Coast.
"We also remain committed to doing everything possible to make sure the Gulf Coast recovers fully from this disaster. This road will not be easy, but we will continue to work closely with the people of the Gulf to rebuild their livelihoods and restore the environment that supports them. My administration will see our communities, our businesses and our fragile ecosystems through this difficult time.”
Video: BP's Subsurface Assessment