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Apr 20, 2012
BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following statement today on the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill:
Governor Jindal said, “Two years after the Deepwater Horizon platform exploded, the tragic loss of eleven rig workers and the nation’s largest oil spill, Louisianians remain as resilient as ever. It’s no secret that the 2010 oil spill was scattered with examples of incompetence from BP and the federal government. But, as Louisianians, we do not look backwards. We look ahead and ask ourselves how we can come back stronger and better than before. Indeed, we are not strangers to crises or adversity. We are defined by our innate ability to stand up, brush ourselves off, and fight back. That’s what we have done since day one of this disaster.
“We have made progress over the past two years, but our recovery is not over yet. Nearly 200 miles of our coastline continues to experience some degree of oiling which impacts our fishermen, small businesses and coastal communities. Louisianians rely upon their coast like no other state – we fish in the Gulf, we produce offshore energy to power this nation’s economy, and our coastal ports are world leaders in global commerce. That’s why we will continue to keep pressure on the responsible parties to make it right by identifying and removing the remaining oil, and making sure our people and coast are fully recovered from the spill.”