President Barack Obama will travel to the Gulf Coast on Friday to review oil spill response efforts, according to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
Gibbs and two other administration officials confirmed Tuesday that Obama will visit Louisiana coastal areas. Gibbs said Obama will travel there from Chicago, Illinois, where the first family will be spending the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The trip will be Obama's second to the area since the April 20 oil rig explosion and fire set off the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Obama first went there on May 2, when he toured the disaster area by helicopter and met with top regional officials and local fishermen impacted by the spill.
- CNN's Dan Lothian and Shawna Shepherd contributed to this report.