Barbour calls for more oil cleanup volunteers
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Gov. Haley Barbour says no oil from a leaking well has reached the state’s shores, but he is calling on people to volunteer in case their help is needed cleaning up in the future.
Barbour said during a news conference yesterday in Biloxi that 9,000 people and 315 vessels have been signed up to help.
He urged more people to sign up as leaders make preparations to protect vital ecosystems with boats, booms and volunteers.
Barbour stressed that the oil remains miles from Mississippi shores and that tourists should not cancel vacation plans.
He said, “Mississippi is open for business.”
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Barbour calls for more oil cleanup volunteers”
Top Posts & Pages
- Ex-prison boss and businessman admit to bribery scheme
- ASA postmortem: industrial recruiting is a constant cycle of death and life
- MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — Doug Dale’s self-awareness helps lift him to top of his game
- MBJ Business Woman of the Year Top 10
- JOSH MABUS — Inbound marketing is fueled by wishful thinking
- (UPDATED — BREAKING NEWS) American Specialty Alloys won’t locate $1.2B mill in Mississippi
- Meet the MBJ's Businesswoman of the Year — Rosemary Smith, a business hotshot
- Prison won’t interrupt ex-prison chief’s retirement cash flow
- DAVID DALLAS — Delbert Hosemann: An unsung hero chooses to remain so