U.S. President Obma is briefed by administration officials on BP oil spill in Gulf in handout photograph.

 
U.S. President Obma is briefed by administration officials on BP oil spill in Gulf in handout photograph.
National Incident Admiral Thad Allen (L) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson brief U.S. President Barack Obama (C) about the situation along the Gulf Coast following the BP oil spill, at the Coast Guard Venice Center in Venice, Louisiana, in this White House photo taken on May 2, 2010 and released on June 7, 2010. Obama sought to reassure Americans on Monday that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be stopped, even as he warned that the economic impacts of the disaster would be substantial and ongoing. REUTERS/Pete Souza/The White House (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS