May 5, 2010 3:07 PM by Melissa Canone
ROBERT, La. (AP) - High-ranking Obama administration officials
are visiting the Gulf Coast to reassure the public that the
government is doing all it can to prevent the massive oil spill
from damaging the region's economy and wildlife.
Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar planned Wednesday to
tour the Delta National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana and the Bon
Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. He also will visit the
oil spill command center in Robert, La.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Department of
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration Administrator Jane Lubchenco and Environmental
Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe also will
tour the coastal region Thursday and Friday.