Press Statement from the office of State Senator Joan Huffman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2010
Contact: Mollie Schall
713-662-3821 or mollie.schall@senate.state.tx.us

HUFFMAN CLOSELY MONITORING OIL CLEAN UP IN PORT ARTHUR

PORT ARTHUR—(January 25, 2010)—Senator Joan Huffman issued the following statement regarding the collision and oil spill in Port Arthur, TX:

"I am closely monitoring the situation in Port Arthur and am aware of the environmental and economic impact of this unfortunate accident. The region produces forty percent of the nation's daily refining capacity and is home to wildlife and wetlands that deserve our protection.

I remain informed of the procedures that are in place to minimize ramifications to the area, as crews work around the clock to expedite the clean up process. I will continue to offer my assistance in any way I can."

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