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Louisiana officials find BP’s post-Isaac cleanup response inadequate

Louisiana state officials are clashing with the U.S. Coast Guard’s top ranks over BP’s cleanup efforts in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, which blew across Louisiana during the last week of August and produced a giant storm surge that churned up submerged oil and tar from BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. According to the Times-Picayune, Garret Graves, chairman of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, failed to gain assurances from Coast Guard Captain Duke Walker that the search for oil dredged up by Isaac would be expanded beyond locations other than those the state or general public reported. BP and ... Read More

Gulf residents urged to report oil, tar dredged up by Hurricane Isaac

The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is asking the public to report any sightings of tar and oil that may have been dredged up by Hurricane Isaac and deposited on beaches, barrier islands, marshes, and other areas. As the storm makes its way inland and flood waters start to recede, the agency said it is possible that oil that submerged oil and tar from BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have been washed ashore by the storm’s upswells and surges. Oil, tar, and oily debris may be present on Louisiana’s beaches, barrier islands, marshes, ... Read More