Obama vows to make BP pay

U.S. president slams BP's "recklessness" in prime time address

In his first address to the nation from the Oval Office, US President Barack Obama vowed that he’d make BP pay for its “recklessness.” “We will fight this spill with everything we’ve got for as long it takes,” he said. “We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused. And we will do whatever’s necessary to help the Gulf Coast and its people recover from this tragedy.” He also used the opportunity to remind Americans that they must embrace a clean energy future. It’s been nearly two months since the oil spill began, and critics have chided Obama for not doing enough to fix the leak.

Al Jazeera