Mabus visits Mississippi to survey oil damage; plan recovery - - The News for South Mississippi

Mabus visits Mississippi to survey oil damage; plan recovery


BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will be in South Mississippi Wednesday. It's his first trip to our area since being appointed the point-man on oil spill recovery and restoration on the Gulf Coast.

Mabus will speak at the meeting of the Mississippi Municipal League in the afternoon. Wednesday morning, the former Mississippi governor will meet with Governor Haley Barbour in Jackson to discuss the Gulf Coast restoration plan.

Mabus's stop in Mississippi comes in the middle of a five day trip to the Gulf region to assess damage from the millions of gallons of crude oil spewing from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig site off Louisiana. President Barack Obama tapped Mabus for the task of leading the environmental and economic recovery of a region hit not only by one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history, but also still suffering the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

Gov. Barbour's office is expected to make an online feed available of Wednesday's meeting with Mabus which you can see on beginning at approximately 10 a.m.

Copyright 2010 WLOX. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly