Americans are asking, “Where’s FEMA? Why aren’t they involved with the Gulf Oil Spill”. The answer is as sad as it is strange.
“The Administration will continue to hold BP responsible for all removal costs and damages associated with the BP oil spill, including efforts to stop the leak at its source, reduce the spread of oil and protect the shoreline and mitigate damages, to the maximum extent possible under the law.Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and other applicable laws, BP is accountable for processing and paying all removal costs and applicable damages incurred by individuals, business, and state and local governments as a result of the BP oil spill. Individuals may file a claim online or over the phone with BP, and may then be asked to visit a claims office location to provide documentation.
- Governor Jindal Sends Letters to Dept. of Defense and Dept. of Homeland Security Requesting National Guard
- Governor Jindal Requests U.S. Commerce Secretary Declare a Commercial Fisheries Failure in Louisiana & Requests SBA Administrator Activate Federal Disaster Declaration to Help Small Businesses Impacted by the Oil Spill
- Governor Jindal Requests Resources to Protect Louisiana’s Coastline
- The Dept of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has announced a “Fishery Failure Determination in Gulf of Mexico” for Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
- Gov Crist of Florida is trying to expand that “determination” to include Florida as well and has submitted a request to the Dept of Commerce.
- WhiteHouse.Gov offers a collection of statements from involved agencies and links for volunteering. FEMA is not included.
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