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Apr 19, 2013
Baton Rouge - Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following statement Friday on the eve of the third anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill:
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was a tragic event that claimed 11 lives, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families as we remember them on the third anniversary of this ongoing disaster. The unprecedented oil spill devastated hundreds of miles of our coast and threatened the way of life in our coastal communities. With hundreds of miles of shoreline still oiled and increasing impacts seen in our Gulf, the time for talking is over. BP needs to act. They need to get out of the courtroom and truly make things right. Doing so includes fully addressing the damages they are causing families of the Gulf, our fisheries and our coast so that we can close this awful chapter in Louisiana’s history.