President Barack Obama is heading back to the Louisiana Gulf Coast on Friday to assess the ongoing BP oil spill cleanup effort, the White House announced Thursday.
The trip marks the third visit to the region by the president in the six weeks since the oil rig explosion that forced the massive gusher. The only item currently on Obama’s schedule for Friday is his welcome of the Major League Soccer Men’s Champion Real Salt Lake to the White House.
The president’s schedule change comes as BP recently failed in its fourth attempt to stop the leak. Government estimates put the amount of oil in the Gulf waters between 18 million and 40 million gallons. BP is making yet another attempt to stop the spill.