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April 20, 2010: Explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig tragically kills 11 workers.
April 24, 2010: First oil leak is revealed by the Administration.
April 28, 2010: Interior Secretary Salazar travels to BP Command Center in Houston.
April 29, 2010: Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano announces a "Spill of National Significance" and President Obama makes first public remarks on the disaster.
April 30, 2010: President deploys senior Administration officials to Gulf region and makes remarks. Louisiana National Guard activated.
May 2, 2010: President visits Gulf for the first time.
May 4, 2010: Cabinet officials brief Members of Congress for the first time.
May 11, 2010: Louisiana requests emergency permission from the federal government to dredge barriers and construct berms.
May 27, 2010: Federal government grants Louisiana partial permission to dredge.
May 28, 2010: President makes his second visit to the Gulf and states, "I am the president and the buck stops with me."
May 29, 2010: BP announces that its "top kill" plan to fill the well had failed.
June 2, 2010: Obama Administration finally approves of Louisiana's plan to dredge and tells BP to pay $360 million for five new berms. The Justice Department announces a criminal investigation into the explosion and spill.
June 14, 2010: Senate Democrats write to BP calling on the company to set up a $20 billion, independently administered escrow fund to compensate victims of the spill.
June 15, 2010: President Obama makes Oval Office speech on oil spill and uses crisis to push climate change legislation.
June 16, 2010: President Obama meets with BP executives at the White House.
To View the Q&A please see... http://www.gop.gov/policy-news/10/06/16/gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill#share
More in depth Time Line http://deepseanews.com/2010/04/the-gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-a-timeline/
To View a Pictorial Time Line see... http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2010/05/obamas-katrina-illustrated-timeline.html
For "alternative" (C.T.) discussion http://libertyletters.ning.com/page/oil-spill-truth-vs-lies