This hearing focused on the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf Coast States and localities, and the effectiveness of the coordinated federal, state, local, and private sector response. The Subcommittee reviewed the planning that took place prior to the spill and the coordinated response effort between federal, state, and local governments and the private sector in the aftermath. States and localities described the impact the spill has had on them and will provide details of going challenges and continuing needs. Lastly, the Subcommittee assessed the private sector impact, particularly on the fishing industry, and the efforts underway to provide relief.
Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs
U.S. Department of Homeland Security