Before gulf spill, Obama endorsed expansion of drilling
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Before gulf spill, Obama endorsed expansion of drilling

Just weeks before the worst oil spill in U.S. history, President Obama announced an expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration, at one point stating "oil rigs today generally don't cause spills." After the spill, in an Oval Office address to the nation, the president announced a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. (Footage via www.whitehouse.gov/The Washington Post)

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