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June 16th, 2010
11:50 AM ET

Interactive: Gulf Coast residents react to President Obama's speech

President Obama on Tuesday laid out his plan to help the Gulf Coast recover from the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history and called for a new policy for cleaner energy. Here's how Gulf Coast residents responded to the president's address.

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  1. Maggie

    Caught between a rock and a hard place. The Gulf residents want the jobs and the tourism, but they also wanted the oil business. The Republicans are shouting not enough is being done, yet they are the ones who took large amounts of support from the oil companies, shouted "Drill baby drill" at their last conventionn,and turned their back on oversight claiming it hindered capitalism and free trade!! We need to quit pointing fingers and pool ideas to fix this! There are no easy, quick answers when the stakes are so BIG!!!!!!

    June 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm |
  2. Crandall Woodson

    Please, start a campaign to re-activate Lt. Gen. Russel Honore to once again "take charge" of our beloved Gulf region! We need his leadership and dedication in this time of crisis. The White House needs him as much as we do!

    June 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm |