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MAY 2010 ARCHIVES

May 31, 2010
Governor Jindal Designates $5 Million of BP State Grant to Attorney General

May 31, 2010
Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

May 30, 2010
Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

May 29, 2010
Louisiana Guardsmen Complete 2.5 Miles of Hesco Barrier Wall

May 29, 2010
Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

May 29, 2010
State Officials Submit Letter to BP Outlining Proposed Seafood Safety Program

May 29, 2010
State Agencies Request $300 Million from BP to Mitigate Short, Long-term Impacts of Oil Spill on Communities and Businesses

May 28, 2010
CPRA Coordinating Efforts with Coast Guard and National Guard to Expedite Oil Blocking and Clean Up Efforts in Terrebonne Parish

May 28, 2010
DHH Closes Partially Closes Oyster Harvesting Areas 2 and 3 Due to Oil Spill

May 28, 2010
Governor Jindal: President Promised Sand-Boom Plan Progress in Days, Need Swift Action

May 28, 2010
Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

May 28, 2010
LDWF Modifies Fishing Closure in Portions of Lower Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes and Reopens Territorial Seas South of Marsh Island

May 28, 2010
Workforce Commission Mobile Units to Provide Services in Four Locations Tomorrow and Monday

May 28, 2010
DHH Reopens Oyster Harvesting Areas West of the Mississippi

May 28, 2010
LDWF Sets Spring Shrimp Season Dates for Additional Portions of Zone 1

May 28, 2010
LDWF Amends Fishing Closure in Northeast Portion of St. Bernard Parish

May 28, 2010
Workforce Commission Connects Hundreds of Louisiana Residents to Training for Oil Spill Jobs

May 27, 2010
LWDF Amends Fishing Closures in Portion of Barataria Basin

May 27, 2010
Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

May 27, 2010
Governor Jindal Stresses Importance of Land Bridges and Sand Booming in Fight to Protect Coast During Fourchon Visit

May 27, 2010
Launch, Recover, Launch: Louisiana Aviators Are Force Multipliers in Battle with Oil Spill

May 26, 2010
Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

May 26, 2010
PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Jindal Tours Oil Impacted Marshlands in Pass A Loutre

May 26, 2010
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Reports Shutdown of Drilling Rig

May 26, 2010
Gov. Jindal Views Heavy Oil Impact off Louisiana Coast, Says State and Coastal Leaders Continue to Move Forward with Response Plans

May 26, 2010
LDWF Issues Additional Recreational and Commercial Fishing Closure in the Territorial Seas near Marsh Island

May 26, 2010
DHH Closes Oyster Harvesting Area 28 Due to Oil Spill

May 26, 2010
LDWF Announces Re-Opening of Portion of Inside Waters in Western Terrebonne Parish

May 26, 2010
LDWF Announces Opening of Spring Shrimp Season in Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Borgne and Mississippi Sound

May 26, 2010
DHH Reminds Oil Spill Response Workers and Volunteers to Take Precautions to Stay Safe

May 26, 2010
Underwater Video Coverage of Oil's Effects in Gulf

May 25, 2010
At Governor Jindal's Request, Federal Government Declares Commercial Fisheries Failure for Louisiana due to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

May 24, 2010
LDWF Secretary Barham Requests that Interior Secretary Salazar Alleviate Agency Funding Woes, BP Fund Oil Spill Monitoring Program

May 24, 2010
DHH Reopens Oyster Harvesting Area 28

May 24, 2010
Governor Jindal Meets with Federal Officials, Stresses Need for Better Coordination of Response Efforts

May 24, 2010
Workforce Commission, DSS Providing Services at New Location in Cut Off

May 24, 2010
LDWF Re-opens State Territorial Seas south of Marsh Island to Recreational and Commercial Fishing

May 23, 2010
Governor Jindal Meets with Coastal Parish Leaders, Announces New Strategies to Protect Coast to Fill Void

May 23, 2010
In Precautionary Move, DHH Closes Additional Oyster Harvesting Areas West of the Mississippi Due to Oil Spill

May 22, 2010
LDWF Modifies Closures in Portions of the Barataria and Terrebonne Basins and Territorial Seas to Recreational and Commercial Fishing

May 22, 2010
LDWF Modifies Closures in Portion of Inside Waters East of Grand Isle to Recreational and Commercial Fishing

May 21, 2010
Governor Jindal Joins Terrebonne Parish and Coast Guard Officials for Flyover and Meeting, Stresses Need for More Boom West of the River

May 21, 2010
LDWF Modifies Closures in Portion of Territorial Seas Below Barataria Bay and Inside Waters West of Bayou Lafourche to Recreational and Commercial Fishing

May 21, 2010
Workforce Commission Providing Services Tomorrow in Grand Isle, Cut Off

May 21, 2010
PHOTO RELEASE: LDWF Biologists Document Emulsified Oil on Grand Isle, Deceased Bird

May 21, 2010
PHOTO RELEASE: LDWF Recovers Two Oil-Impacted Sea Turtles

May 20, 2010
LDWF Modifies Closures in Portion of Territorial Seas Including Barataria to Caminada Passes to Recreational and Commercial Fishing

May 20, 2010
PHOTO RELEASE: LDWF Biologists Document Oil at Elmer's Island

May 20, 2010
In Precautionary Move, DHH Closes Oyster Harvesting Area 13 Due to Oil Spill

May 20, 2010
DHH Partially Reopens Oyster Harvesting Area 17

May 20, 2010
Governor Jindal and Coastal Officials View Oil Impact at Grand Isle, Thunder Bayou, Fourchon Beach & Stress Effectiveness of Sand Booming in Fight against Oil

May 20, 2010
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Modifies Closures in Portion of Territorial Seas West of Caminada Pass to Recreational and Commercial Fishing

May 20, 2010
PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Jindal Views State Efforts to Block Oil

May 20, 2010
PHOTO RELEASE: Emulsified Oil Reaches Marsh Island

May 19, 2010
LDWF Modifies Closures in Portion of Territorial Seas Below Empire to Recreational and Commercial Fishing

May 19, 2010
DHH Reopens Additional Oyster Harvesting Areas

May 19, 2010
Gov. Jindal: Heavy Oil Now in Louisiana's Wetlands

May 19, 2010
PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Jindal Tours Oil Impacted Marshlands around Pass a Loutre Wildlife Management Area

May 19, 2010
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Biologists Rescue First Oiled Sea Turtle Team of Veterinarians Cleans, Rehabilitates Turtle

May 18, 2010
Workforce Commission, DSS Providing Services in Grand Isle, Cut Off

May 18, 2010
LDWF and DHH Issue Additional Closures to Fishing and Oyster Harvesting Areas in the Territorial Seas near Marsh Island Due to Reports of Oil

May 18, 2010
PHOTOS: Aerial Views of Oil Impacting Pass a Loutre from Governor Jindal's Flyover Tuesday

May 18, 2010
Governor Jindal Joins Local Officials for Flyover of National Guard Operations in Plaquemines Parish, Observes Substantial Oil Impact

May 18, 2010
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Requests Data from BP on Long-Term Effects of Sub-Sea Dispersant

May 18, 2010
BP Responds to DSS, Second Harvest, Catholic Charities Request for Aid BP Donates $1 Million for Food Aid, Direct Assistance for Families Impacted by Oil Spill

May 17, 2010
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Lists Number of Shut-In Wells

May 17, 2010
Governor Jindal & Coastal Parish Leaders Meet with Army Corps of Engineers to Stress Importance of Approving Dredging Plan

May 17, 2010
DHH Reopens Oyster Harvesting Areas 19 and 21

May 16, 2010
In Precautionary Move, DHH Closes Oyster Harvesting Areas 19 and 21 Due to Oil Spill

May 15, 2010
LDWF Expands Recreational and Commercial Fishing Closures in Lower Terrebonne both Inshore and in the Territorial Seas Because of Confirmed Reports of Oil Effective Immediately

May 15, 2010
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Confirms Oil Near Sister Lake

May 15, 2010
DHH Reopens Oyster Harvesting Areas 5 and 6

May 14, 2010
DHH Reopens Oyster Harvesting Area 7

May 14, 2010
Governor Jindal Issues Follow Up Letter to U.S. Dept. of Commerce Requesting Fishery Disaster Declaration

May 14, 2010
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Announces Additional Openings of Inshore Areas and Territorial Sea to Recreational and Commercial Fishing

May 14, 2010
Green Heron Released at Sherburne Wildlife Management Area after Being Cleaned of Oil

May 14, 2010
Governor Jindal Joins Mayor Landrieu, St. Tammany Parish President Davis for Flyover and First-Hand Assessment of Coastal Protection Plans

May 14, 2010
Louisiana Workforce Commission, Louisiana Business Working Closely on Oil Spill Training Efforts

May 14, 2010
PHOTO RELEASE: Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Teams Document Tar Balls in Fourchon Beach

May 14, 2010
PHOTO RELEASE: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Biologists Discover Oiled Pelican

May 13, 2010
LDWF Announces Partial Opening of Inshore Areas and Territorial Sea to Recreational and Commercial Fishing

May 13, 2010
DHH Reopens Oyster Harvesting Areas 9 and 13 - No Intrusion of Oil Yet; Reopening Allows Harvesters Additional Time to Gather Oysters

May 13, 2010
In Precautionary Move, DHH Closes Oyster Harvesting Area 17 Due to Oil Spill

May 13, 2010
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Continues Search for Oil and Oiled Marine Animals

May 13, 2010
Mobile Unit to Offer Workforce, DSS Services in Lafitte

May 13, 2010
Governor Jindal Travels to St. Mary Parish, Joins Officials for Flyover and On-The-Ground Assessment of Coastal Protection Plan

May 12, 2010
Louisiana Workforce Commission Opens New Mobile Career Unit in Boothville-Venice

May 12, 2010
State Opens Additional Freshwater Diversion Canal at Bayou Lamoque in Plaquemines Parish

May 12, 2010
Governor Jindal and Plaquemines Parish Officials Visit Oiled Wildlife Rehab Center, Fly Over Chandeleur Islands & See Oil Sheen and Shoreline Impact

May 12, 2010
Louisiana Economic Development Joins Forces with SBA and LSBDC to Assist Small Businesses Impacted by Oil Spill

May 12, 2010
DSS Implements Emergency Rules to Assist Louisiana's Coastal Families Affected by Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

May 12, 2010
Assessment Teams Find Oil Impacting Whiskey Island

May 12, 2010
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Announces Partial Opening of Territorial Sea Off Grand Isle to Recreational and Commercial Fishing

May 12, 2010
Louisiana Confirms Presence of Tar Balls at South Pass

May 11, 2010
Office of Conservation Issues Emergency Order for Operators in Coastal Area to Monitor Oil Spill, Prepare for Possible Shut Down

May 11, 2010
In Precautionary Move, DHH Closes Oyster Harvesting Areas 8 and 9 Due to Oil Spill

May 11, 2010
Governor Jindal and Terrebonne Officials Fly Over Coastal Protection Efforts & Stress Need for More Boom West of River

May 11, 2010
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Actively Enforcing Fishing Closure in Oil Spill Area

May 11, 2010
DSS Announces Temporary Registration Sites for Regular SNAP in Six Coastal Parishes

May 10, 2010
In Precautionary Move, DHH Closes Oyster Harvesting Area 13 Due to Oil Spill

May 10, 2010
PHOTO RELEASE: State of Louisiana Releases Pictures from Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion, Chandeleur Island

May 10, 2010
Governor Jindal and Local Officials Tour & Fly Over National Guard Coastal Operations in Grand Isle and Port Fourchon

May 10, 2010
Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration Officials Open Davis Pond Diversion to Full Capacity to Help Curb Oil Penetration into Coastal Marshes

May 10, 2010
LDWF Announces New Areas Open to Shrimping and Adjustments to Precautionary Fisheries Closures West of the Mississippi River

May 9, 2010
Louisiana Officials Continue Aggressive Monitoring of Air Quality, Water and Seafood Safety in Response to Oil Spill

May 9, 2010
LDWF Grand Isle Research Lab Set as a Staging Ground for Oil Spill Response

May 9, 2010
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Announces Further Recreational and Commercial Fishing Closure due to Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

May 8, 2010
Governor Bobby Jindal and Plaquemines Parish Officials Fly Over Coast and Highlight Importance of Using Different Strategies in Fight to Protect Coast

May 8, 2010
In Precautionary Move, DHH Announces Additional Oyster Bed Closures Due to Oil Spill

May 8, 2010
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Announces Immediate Changes to the Louisiana Shrimp Season

May 8, 2010
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Begins Wildlife Rehabilitation After Gulf Coast Oil Spill

May 8, 2010
DHH, DEQ, LDWF Secretaries Send Letter to BP outlining concerns, Requesting BP Release Information on Dispersants

May 8, 2010
LDAF, LDWF Staging Assets for Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Effort

May 7, 2010
Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration Officials Open Additional Freshwater Diversions to Help Protect Coastal Wetlands from Oil Spill

May 7, 2010
Governor Jindal & St. Bernard Parish Officials Fly Over Chandeleur Islands and Stress Fight to Protect Coast

May 7, 2010
Department of Social Services Requests Immediate Food Commodity Assistance for Impacted Families from USDA

May 7, 2010
Job Seekers Cautioned About Companies Seeking Placement Fees for Oil Spill Jobs

May 7, 2010
Louisiana Workforce Commission Mobile Career Units in Operation in St. Bernard, Plaquemines parishes

May 7, 2010
DHH Responds to Emergency Nutrition Needs of Families Affected by the Oil Spill

May 6, 2010
Employers Encouraged to Post Oil Spill Job Openings with Louisiana Workforce Commission

May 6, 2010
Governor Jindal Signs Executive Order for Emergency Procurement Procedures

May 6, 2010
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Takes Action to Establish Season Openings and Closures

May 6, 2010
Governor Jindal Requests SBA Issue Economic Injury Disaster Declaration for Additional Parishes

May 6, 2010
LDAF Ships Animal Crates to Plaquemines Parish for Bird Rescue

May 6, 2010
DSS and Second Harvest Request $250,000 for Immediate Food Assistance for Impacted Families, BP Partially Funds

May 6, 2010
LDWF Enforcement Division Assisting with Oil Spill Response

May 6, 2010
LDWF Secretary Announces Emergency Closure of Portion of Territorial Seas to Shrimp Harvesting

May 6, 2010
Governor Jindal Travels to Grand Isle to Meet with Local Leaders and Assess Oil Spill Protection Plans

May 6, 2010
L.D.W.F. Agents Discover Two Dead Seabirds in Grand Gosier Area

May 5, 2010
DHH and DEQ Urge Oil Spill Response Workers to Make Health and Safety a Priority

May 5, 2010
Additional Phone Number for Oil Spill Emergency Truck Permitting Available

May 5, 2010
State Wildlife Recovery and Rehabilitation Effort to Include Assistance From Around U.S.

May 5, 2010
Governor Jindal Attends Launching of “Jack Up” Barge in Plaquemines Parish, Highlights Coastal Leaders’ Response to Oil Spill

May 5, 2010
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Trains Employees for Onshore Cleanup

May 4, 2010
REMINDER: BP and Federal Contact Numbers Regarding Gulf Oil Spill

May 4, 2010
DSS Encourages Louisianians to Donate Food to Area Food Banks

May 4, 2010
State of Louisiana Updates Public on Fishing Closures in the Gulf of Mexico

May 4, 2010
Louisiana Workforce Commission Centers throughout State Can Assist with Oil Spill Job Applications

May 4, 2010
Governor Jindal Highlights Local Leadership in Protecting Coast

May 4, 2010
Governor Jindal Requests SBA Issue Economic Injury Disaster Declaration for Six Parishes Impacted by Oil Spill

May 4, 2010
PHOTO RELEASE: Louisiana National Guard assists in St. Bernard boom operations

May 3, 2010
Governor Jindal Highlights Costal Parish Plans Sent to Coast Guard and BP, Detailing Measures to Protect Coast

May 3, 2010
State of Louisiana Proposed Initial Oil Spill Response Plan [PDF]

May 3, 2010
Special Shrimp Season Closes in Remaining Portion of Zone 1 and all of Zone 2

May 1, 2010
Governor Jindal: Oil Spill is Threatening Our Way of Life & We are Fighting to Protect Our Coast

May 1, 2010
Governor Jindal Requests Employment Benefit Services from the U.S. Dept. of Labor

May 1, 2010
DSS Encourages Those Impacted To Apply for Regular SNAP Benefits, Will Send Team to Region on Monday to Assist People in Applying

May 1, 2010
DHH Advises Public Not to Swim or Fish in Areas Affected by the Oil Spill, Provides Guidance on Cleaning Skin if Oil Contact Occurs

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