Landry: "Coast Guard won't let up" on cleanup job
NEW ORLEANS- The commander of the New Orleans-based Coast Guard District says the BP oil spill sparked an "evolution of crisis response."
Rear Adm. Mary Landry told an advocacy group the Coast Guard won't let up on cleanup efforts along the coast.
Landry served as Federal On Scene Coordinator of the spill from April 22 to June 1, a time when communities tried to predict the landfall of huge oil slicks and secure enough manpower, boom and boats to protect themselves.
Landry said the Coast Guard still has about 2,000 people working on oil spill response in the Gulf.