The Most Memorable Moments of President Obama's First Term
Criticized for Response to Gulf Oil Spill
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico...
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and quickly became the worst oil disaster in U.S. history. The Obama administration was accused of allowing BP oil company to take the lead in containment efforts. President Obama in particular was accused of not showing sufficient anger at the lack of oversight by the oil company.