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III|II!II !!!11 IHmlnmliqglllMnlll , - ni !aN Rliulmn llVJlan millions for their oil spill in LA FROM PAGE A-2 These efforts have included needed. Importantly, however, ana seafood. closing fishing areas and oyster we must be able to convincingly A successful short-term and beds even before any visible ira- make the case that our seafood sustained long-term consumer pact by the oil. Unfortunately, product is safe and of high qual- information campaign designed despite these efforts, public ity. The images of oil and dis- to reassert the Louisiana confidence in our industry is persants will be difficult to over- brand. eroding. This is evidenced by a come without science to backGiven the size and magnitude recent USA Today poll, where up our claims, and Louisiana is of the Louisiana seafood indus- 13 percent of those polled said committed to taking these steps try, and given the generations they would not eat gulf seafood, as quickly as possible, of work that has been done to This poll was taken before the We are providing herewith build the Louisiana brand, we images of coastal impact were a proposal for a long-term sea- believe the investment required seen on television, and we can food safety testing and certifi- is not insignificant. only assume the damage is even cation program. This proposal We look forward to working worse today, was developed by the Louisiana with you and your team on a We believe it is important to Departments of Agriculture, swift agreement so we can im- act swiftly to reassure the pub- Health and Hospitals, Wildlife piement this plan. lic of the quality of our seafood, and Fisheries, EnvironmentalWe are ready to get to work, And we believe a long-term, Quality, and Economic DeVel-and are grateful for your imme- sustained effort is necessary opment, and attempts to accom- if we are going to impact con- plish three goals: sumer attitudes. We are grate- Implementation of a science- ful that BP has offered the state based seafood safety testing a limited amount of funding to program with transparent met- market our seafood industry, rics of safety and quality. Your offer takes off the table Implementation of a certifi- any question of whether a cam- cation program for quality and paign is needed. Clearly, it is processing of certified Louisi- PERRIN GENEALOGY FALL 2010 Any descendents of the following individuals who have not been previously been contacted, are welcomed to contact the compiler to have their data included or updated: Joseph P. PERRIN (1872-1959) Emma L. Perrin HOOVER (1875-1960) Zoe Cora Perrin POCHE' (1879-1978) Measey A. Perrin DICIZ RSON (1881-1970) George Thomas PERRIN (1886-1959) Elsie E. Perrin FERRANT (1888-1980) Robert E. PERRIN (1890-1973) Louis V. PERRIN (1894-1955) Henry C. PERRIN (1896-1959) Mary Jane Perrin CUROW (1841-1914) Jim Perrin 14187 Randall Ave. Hammond, LA 70403 386-4476 diate response. Sincerely, Robert Barham Secretary, Louisiana Depart- ment of Wildlife and Fisheries Alan Levine Secretary, Louisiana Depart- ment of Health and Hospitals Peggy Hatch Secretary, Louisiana Depart- ment of Environmental Quality Stephen Moret Secretary, Louisiana Depart- ment of Economic Development Mike Strain Commissioner, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry State agencies request $300 Million from English firm for long-term impacts of oil spill BATON ROUGE - Multiple Louisiana state agencies have sub- mitted a letter requesting that British Petroleum create a fund with an initial $300 million to provide critical resources to mitigate the immediate, short- and long term impacts on affected business- es and individuals. The Louisiana Departments of Social Services, Health and Hospitals and Wildlife and Fisheries along with the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Louisiana Recovery Authority and Louisiana Economic Development developed the request, the full text of which is below: May 28, 2010 Frank Hernandez V.P. Government & Public Affairs BP America Inc. 501 Westlake Park Blvd. WL1-25188 Houston, TX 77079 Via E-mail: .......... Dear Mr. Hernandez: In addition, this disaster is The reality of future econom- causing extreme stress to our ic loss for the people and busi- citizens in these coastal com- nesses of Louisiana as a result munities that already have of the Deepwater Horizon oil endured five years of recovery spill is a formidable challenge from four catastrophic storms. that requires the cooperation Impacted communities current- and assistance of British Petro- ly are experiencing significant leum (BP). increases in unemployment, The impacts not only will be and facing fewer opportunities detrimental to our ecological for short- and long-term era- assets and businesses closely ployment and the loss of indus- aligned with the coastal indus- try-based economies potentially tries, but also to the overall eco- for a long period of time (par- nomic viability of our coastal ticularly commercial fishing, communities and the state, tourism and recreation, oil and gas, and services that support these industries). In addition, the need ? for public services already has increased and will continue to do so. OO Commercial fisheries in dustry, the recreational fishing Louisiana bring over $275 rail- industry also will be impacted lion worth of seafood annually severely. Louisiana anglers gen- to Louisiana docks according to crate approximately $1 billion National Marine Fisheries Ser- in retail sales related to recre- vices (NMFS) data. Along with ational fishing activity every the commercial sector of the in- PLEASE SEE PAGE B-3 JACKSON-VAUGHAN AGENCY INC. Celebrating 90 years of service to Tangipahoa Parish 121 West Pine - Ponchatoula 386-3511 Call Us For All Your Insurance Needs SPARKY WELLES - President & Manager - N 158 W PINE ST PONCHATOULA, LA 70454 Ricky Fussell Glynn Fendlason Jason Manager Manager Shaffett Asst. Manager Where Professional Banking Meets 1300 W. 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