BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s governor says he still has not received detailed plans from oil giant BP PLC and the Coast Guard on protecting the state’s coast from a massive oil spill.
Gov. Bobby Jindal said Saturday that he’s been asking for the plans for more than a week.
The governor says the oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico, which is spewing from a sunken oil rig, “literally threatens our way of life” in the state. Jindal plans to travel with President Barack Obama when the president visits Louisiana on Sunday.
Jindal says 600 National Guard soldiers currently are on duty to help contain the spill. Another 1,000 are on standby.
The Republican also says the state expects BP to cover all expenses related to the spill cleanup.