President Obama set to address nation on oil spill

President Barack Obama is preparing to address the nation on the BP oil spill in his first address from the Oval Office.

The president wrapped up his fourth trip to the Gulf since the oil spill today. He toured Florida?s beaches and spoke to troops at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Obama vowed an unprecedented response to the spill.

Yesterday, the president witnessed oil washing up on the beaches in Mississippi. He also toured Louisiana and Alabama.

Obama promised that BP will pay for the environmental disaster, but he admitted that life in the Gulf region may be changed for years to come.

The White House has reached an agreement with BP to set up a multibillion-dollar compensation fund.

News 12 Long Island will carry the president's address live beginning at 8 p.m.

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