Louisiana Warns BP: You’re Cleaning Up Any Oil That Gets Near Coastline

"The oil that you can see is an obvious threat, but it’s also a threat on the subsurface," said Jeff Dauzat, an environmental scientist speaking for the state Department of Environmental Quality. "I have no idea how they will be able to do this, but we certainly will want all resources within BP’s control deployed to address this issue."
Louisiana’s authority only extends out about nine miles, Dauzat said.
"We don’t really tell them how to do it," he said. "We just tell them it has to be done and look at the plan to make sure it protects the state’s resources."
But he said if the company has to float a fleet of vacuum trucks on barges into open water areas to get the job done, the state will approve it.
Dauzat’s remarks came a day after DEQ staffers flying along the coast found oil along the Pass a Loutre Wildlife Management Area and on beaches west of South Pass in Plaquemines Parish, the state’s Joint Information Center said Tuesday.
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