June 17, 2010
Gulf Coast Video: No End in Sight
HSUS team tours Gulf Coast and prepares recommendations for the long road ahead
A team of experts assembled by The HSUS spent six days visiting the Gulf Coast to assess the impacts of the largest oil spill in U.S. history on wildlife and wildlands. Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS, joined the team for two days and toured an oiled bird treatment center in Plaquemines Parish with U.S. Senator David Vitter where they also met with Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser.
The team left the Gulf Coast on Tuesday and is now preparing a report on their assessment which will include recommendations on additional resources needed to care for animals impacted by the catastrophic oil spill.