Five weeks after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, President Obama interrupted his Chicago homecoming today for his second trip to Louisiana. He picked up tar balls on beaches, drove past sign-waving residents and met with a who’s who of local and regional officials. We hear what he had to say.
Banner image: Behind a protective orange boom, an ibis stands in the water on an oil-covered marsh May 27, 2010 near Grand Isle, Louisiana. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images