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Aug 13, 2010 3:50 PM by Melissa Canone

Months of Contention Over the Deployment of Equipment to Cleanup Oil

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal and coastal Louisiana
officials say they're moving toward an agreement that could end
months of contention with federal authorities over the deployment
of equipment to cleanup oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Friday's announcement came after Jindal and other parish leaders
met in Gray with leaders of the federal effort.
Jindal and local leaders said the plan in the works would keep
certain equipment in place through hurricane season, in case unseen
oil beneath the surface is churned up by a storm. Also, leaders
from each individual parish would have a say in how resources are
distributed in their areas. Jindal said no equipment will be moved
in the next week, while federal and local officials work on the
plan.

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