California, Louisiana react much differently to their oil spills

(HOUSTON) — Recent maritime oil spills in California and Louisiana illustrate how differently the public and political leaders can react in different areas of the country, the Houston Chronicle reported. After the Cosco Busan disaster, California declared a state of emergency, independent investigations were launched and the region’s Coast Guard commander was reassigned. After this month’s larger spill in the Mississippi River, Louisiana hasn’t seen much of a public outcry.
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By Professional Mariner Staff