Tuesday, April 20th A Transocean rig called the Deepwater Horizon explodes and catches fire. United States Coast Guard is on the scene almost immediately.
Friday, April 23rd Coast Guard state no oil appears to be escaping from the well head on the ocean floor.
Friday April 23th The Minerals Management Service (MMS), a bureau in the U.S. Department of the Interior is also on scene.
Saturday, April 24th With remotely operated vehicles, officials discover the oil is escaping from two leaks in a drilling pipe about 5,000 feet below the surface. Leaks appear to be releasing 1,000 barrels a day.
Sunday, April 25 U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry, Minerals Management Service Gulf of Mexico Regional Director Lars Herbst and representatives from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, BP, Transocean and the State of Louisiana issue a press conference.
Thursday, April 29 The US Government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists realized the leak was five times larger than they had been led to believe.
Thursday, April 29 Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declares a state of emergency
Thursday, April 29th President Obama designates the spill of national significance allowing personnel and equipment from other regions to be more easily mobilized and transferred to the scene.
The federal response stated long before President Obama issued a public speech.
Maybe sooner or later you people will look at the facts and not the rhetoric. I made sure I did not use any source that people can claim are liberal.