News updates on the BP oil spill
As Louisiana assesses the potential impacts of oil on the coastline, state agencies remain on high alert and are working to protect our coastline, natural resources and abundant wildlife and fish.
Louisiana officials, along with local and regional authorities and neighboring states, are working continuously in an attempt to prevent further damage to fragile coastal areas from encroaching oil. Workers constantly monitor the wildlife, water and air quality; the Louisiana National Guard is assisting with the state’s response and Louisiana has presented a plan to federal and parish officials and BP.
The articles below are the latest updates from the state’s online resource for information about Louisiana's response to the BP oil spill, general information for the public and updates for the media. See more at Emergency.Louisiana.gov.Updates: