Wednesday, 07 July 2010 02:27

Louisiana Gov. Jindal Comments on Lake Pontchartrain BP Oil Sightings

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During  a Tuesday press conference, Louisiana Governor Bobby  Jindal commented upon findings of BP oil entering into Lake Pontchartrain:

Governor Jindal said, “This weekend oil began passing through the Rigolets into Lake Pontchartrain.
We have been asking for 20 miles of boom for weeks now where we have piles driven to create multiple layers of defense to protect this Lake. We still don’t have this needed boom and we are now again asking the Coast Guard, BP and federal officials to deploy shallow water skimmers to this area. It is absolutely critical to the City of New Orleans and our entire state that we clean Lake Pontchartrain and protect it from oil impact. We just recently cleaned up the lake after decades of work to restore the water there to healthy levels.

“With the oiling in Lake Pontchartrain, it is now confirmed that our total shoreline impact from oil is now over 337 miles.”
Bayoubuzz Staff

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