WASHINGTON DC—Statement by President Obama on Final Termination of BP's Blown Out Well in the Gulf of Mexico
"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.
However, while we have seen a diminished need for our massive response that encompassed more than 40,000 people, 7,000 vessels and the coordination of dozens of federal, state and local agencies and other partners, 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."