Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

13 06 2010

Though Fort Bend County is not directly threatened by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, many of our citizens are keenly interested in what is taking place to resolve the crisis.  Many of our residents work for energy companies, firms heavily tied to the energy industry, or businesses that are dependent on the seafood that comes from the Gulf of Mexico.  For the most up-to-date information, the best place on the Internet to click on is the official site of the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command.

A Unified Command has been established to manage response operations to the April 20, 2010 “Deepwater Horizon” incident. A Unified Command links the organizations responding to an incident and provides a forum for those organizations to make consensus decisions. This site is maintained by the Unified Command’s Joint Information Center (JIC), which provides the public with reliable, timely information about the response.

To date, those agencies involved in the Unified Command include BP, NOAA, US Department of Defense, USGS, Transocean, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Fish & Wildlife Service, CDC, US Coast Guard, US Department of Homeland Security, National Park Service, OSHA, Minerals Management Service, US Department of the Interior, and the US Department of State.

Here is the link:  http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/site/2931/

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