Landfall: Oil Slams Louisiana Coastline

JEFFREY KOFMAN, MATT GUTMAN, RYAN OWENS, SARAH NETTER and BRADLEY BLACKBURN write for ABC News,

The heavy, black oil that people along the Gulf Coast have feared since the start of the BP spill exactly a month ago finally has arrived on shore, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said today.

Following a boat tour of Pass a Loutre, La., today, Jindal reported seeing thick oil in the sensitive marshlands.

“The heavy oil is here,” Jindal said. “This was the day everybody was worried about, everybody was concerned about. That day is here, that heavy oil is in the marshes.”

“This was not the weathered, the emulsified oil,” Jindal said. “It wasn’t tar balls. This wasn’t sheen. … This is oil that is going to be very, very difficult for them to clean up.”

read more, and watch Gov. Bobby Jindal’s remarks

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