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Residents' oil spill concerns, questions addressed at community forum
MOBILE, Ala. -- Not a single BP PLC representative was available to answer Gulf Coast residents' questions Wednesday night at a community forum hosted by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium at the Mobile Civic Center.
After an audience member asked if BP reps were present to take questions, the consortium's director, LaDon Swann, told the crowd that BP said it was "overextended" and declined to attend either the Wednesday night forum or the forum scheduled 9 a.m. this morning, also at the Civic Center.
At the forum Wednesday night, Gulf Coast residents and business owners queried representatives from state resource agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Small Business Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and several other agencies working in oil spill remediation efforts.
The forum began at 6 p.m. with a general session of updates about current oil disaster cleanup efforts from a Coast Guard commander, a Food and Drug Administration rep working out of Dauphin Island and EPA and NOAA reps.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
reply to post by keepureye2thesky
From the answers those folks were getting, it didn't appear that BP was needed.