U.S. Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) today made the following statement regarding day 100 of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf.
Sen. LeMieux said:
"Today is day 100 of the worst ecological disaster in the history of our great nation. It is unfortunate that a day 100 is possible; had this disaster been handled by all involved with the appropriate sense of urgency we might not have reached this point.
"While progress has been made on containing the flow of oil from the wellhead and it appears likely that we may soon cap the wellhead once and for all, this disaster is by no means complete. Even when the oil stops spilling into the Gulf and the media turns its attention to the next issue facing our country, this is no time for complacency. In the days, months and years to come continual cleanup lies ahead for the Gulf community.
"We must ensure that BP does not abandon the hardworking families, businesses and local communities devastated by the spill once the media leaves. BP must help our communities and pay for all damages associated with this disaster to get businesses back up and running. I am also hopeful that we will take the lessons learned from this tragedy and the Administration will make necessary reforms to an industry operating with little oversight."