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Federal Agencies to hold media availability to discuss ongoing clean-up efforts stemming from the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill

WHO: Lt. Patrick Coleman, U.S. Coast Guard Florida Branch Liaison Officer, Gulf Coast Incident Management Team

Mr. Rick Clark, National Park Service Chief of Science and Resource Management for Gulf Islands National Seashore

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Darryl Boudreau, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Northwest District Director of External Affairs

WHAT: Coast Guard will speak about ongoing efforts to clean up remaining oil impacts from the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill along the Florida coastline, while the National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service will speak about issues related to the national parks and wildlife refuges.

WHEN: April 11, 2011, 10 a.m. 

WHERE: 41 Fort Pickens Blvd, Pensacola Beach, Fla. 32561

NEW ORLEANS – In conjunction with the upcoming one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, the Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a media availability to discuss the continuing beach clean-up efforts, answer questions relating to current remaining impacts, and discuss planned future operations for the continued response. Throughout the response, the Coast Guard has prioritized responsible impact mitigation techniques – identified using scientific monitoring and evaluation carried out in partnership with numerous federal, state and local agencies – to ensure that we do not cause more environmental harm than good in cleaning beaches and sensitive marshes.

 

Editor's Note: Media wishing to attend are asked to contact the Gulf Coast Incident Management Joint Information Center at (713) 323-1670 or Petty Officer 1st Class Allyson Conroy at (504) 252-8776, Allyson.e.conroy@uscg.mil.

For Deepwater Horizon oil spill response information: www.restorethegulf.gov

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