Federal Eye: Oil spill: Two weeks in

It’s Day 14 of federal efforts to stave off a massive oil spill and environmental disaster (efforts that began on Day One, in case all those reminders from the Obama administration have slipped you by.)

Here’s a rundown of where things stand from a federal perspective:

More than 2,000 volunteers are trained to assist with the response efforts (read more about that here.)

There are now nine staging areas to assist the Gulf Coast states and protect the shoreline in Biloxi and Pascagoula, Miss.; Pensacola, Fla.;
Dauphin Island, Ala.; and Port Sulphur, Shell Beach, Slidell, Port
Fourchon and Venice, La.

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