David Roberts, fellow experts, and readers critique Obama’s Oval Office address
Editor’s note: The chat’s now over, but you can replay it in full.
Fresh from his fourth — and first overnight — trip to the Gulf, President Barack Obama delivered his first ever Oval Office address to the nation on Tuesday night. The president spoke about a new head for the hapless Minerals Management Service, a Gulf restoration fund, and the need to escape our fossil fuel present and embrace a renewable energy future.
Throughout the president’s speech and the ensuing Q&A period with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, our intrepid commentariat (David Roberts, Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones, Sierra Club Executive Director Mike Brune, and Josh Freed, director of the Clean Energy Program at Third Way) chatted with nearly 500 readers. If you missed the live chat, you can still read the transcript. If you were there, re-live the magic!