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White House Will Answer Your Oil Spill Questions from YouTube Tonight

At 8pm ET tonight, President Obama plans to address the nation about the BP oil spill from the Oval Office. In addition, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs will also answer questions from YouTube users right after the president’s address. If you would like to submit your own questions, head over to the White House’s YouTube page. Just like during earlier events, the White House is using Google Moderator to collect these questions. YouTube users can then vote which questions they would like Gibbs to answer tonight.

You can ask questions by leaving a short text message on Google Moderator. You can also attach a YouTube video to your question.

Given that YouTube and the White House only announced this event today, it definitely looks like this was a last-minute effort to get the public involved. Topics for the event include BP accountability, Gulf Region recovery, the cleanup plan and the environmental impact of the spill. Even though this event was only announced about an hour ago, questions are already streaming in at a rapid pace.

Earlier this month, Google, in cooperation with the PBS Newshour, also enlisted the public’s help in collecting the best ideas for stopping the spill and cleaning of the oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Over 15,000 people submitted their ideas at that time and over 100,000 Google users voted on these ideas.

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