President Barack Obama receives a briefing in the Situation Room of the White House on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, July 21, 2010. Taking part in the meeting are, clockwise; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, U.S. Cost Guard Rear Admiral Peter Neffenger, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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