Barham says generations could feel effects of Gulf oil spill, News Star, January 19, 2011:
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham said the state’s fisheries and coast could feel the impact of the BP gulf oil spill for generations. ...
“We opposed the sub-sea dispersants from the first day, but BP poured more than a million gallons into that column of oil,” he said. “My feeling is BP wanted that oil out of sight and mind. They didn’t want people to see that oil on the surface heading for the marshes and beaches.
“The dispersant worked in fragmenting the oil, but LSU scientists tell us there will be traceable quantities of oil longer than anyone here will be alive.”