Is BP allowing its employees and contractors to be more accessible to the media? For weeks one of the biggest complaints within the media and others was the lack of media availability to those who on on the ground or in the waters helping with the Oil Spill efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, officials from the Coast Guard have told media in Louisiana that the BP contractors had signed a confidentiality agreement preventing the contractors from talking with the media.
It is said "oil and water do not mix".
The man that Governor Bobby Jindal recently appointed as the incoming Commissioner of Administration, Paul Rainwater, announced today that Mark Brady will serve as Deputy Commissioner of Administration, following the retirement of Barbara Goodson, who is retiring after 36 years of state service. Goodson’s retirement is effective July 25.
What did Governor Bobby Jindal discuss with Joe Biden during the Vice President’s visit to Louisiana on June 29?
Certainly one of the issues was the gulf deep drilling moratorium that is high on the agenda of BP oil spill related issues.
Here are just some of the comments Jindal gave to the media during the press conference held following his visit with Biden.
Vice President Biden is visiting the Gulf Goast today under a storm of anger and a natural one in the western part of the Gulf of Mexico.
Across the that region, members of the seafood industry are upset and concerned about the growing desperate plight of their families and businesses.
As each day goes by, another seafood industry icon closes while the industry leaders assert that there is plenty of shrimps and fish safe to eat and available to go to market.
And, as June now makes way for July, and as days of this crises mount, local government officials are getting more frantic, disillusioned and upset at what they see as BP and the federal government’s slow, inadequate and sometimes feeble response.
On Monday, Governor Bobby Jindal's Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary issued this press release in relationship to the DeepWater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
BATON ROUGE - In a letter to BP America's Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles on Monday, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine requested $10 million from BP to provide mental health services to Louisiana residents affected by the oil spill.