06/14/2010 11:34 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Van Jones on Cleaning Up the Oil Spill

President Obama will step into a meeting with administration officials and the Chairman of the BP Board next week. Presidential Spokesman Robert Gibbs says, "I don't doubt that a meeting would involve the discussion of the capabilities for hydrocarbon capture and burning at the site of the well; what's being done to clean up oil that has leaked; what's being done to deal with damages specifically to precious natural resources."

Van Jones of the Center for American Progress, and former Obama Green Jobs Czar says an issue that must be tackled, the toxic dispersants.

In May, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered BP to select a less toxic solution after more than 800 thousand gallons had been already used on oil released from the spill.

The underwater gusher continues the spew oil. The estimates range anywhere between two and ten times that of the Exxon Valdez 20 years ago in Alaska. This oil spill is considered the worst environmental disaster in United States history.