Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to foul 168 miles of Louisiana coastline, Times Picayune, December 30, 2010:
Louisiana's senior coastal official says the state is monitoring the cleanup, and remains concerned with end-of-year conclusions that the cleanup is almost complete.
"The reality is we still have hundreds of miles of oiled shoreline today," said Garret Graves, chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. "We still have oilings on a regular basis in areas of Jefferson and Plaquemines Parish, and there's still a lot of oil buried back in the marshes where it was carried during high water events.
"The threat is absolutely still there and the oil is absolutely still there," he said.