Monthly Archives: May 2010

Administrator Jackson: Dispatches from the Gulf Coast

Blog from Administrator Lisa P. Jackson at 10:25 a.m. Friday, April 30.

Administrator Jackson and Secretary Salazar

Administrator Jackson and Secretary Salazar

Just finished our overflight. The extent of the spill is dramatic.

I’ve already heard good ideas to deal with landfall. As I said, we are assuming the worst case scenario. In the real world, booms break. So we have to listen to locals, shrimpers, sheriffs, oystermen, emergency managers and others who may have low tech ideas to protect our precious marshes.

I will spend the next days meeting with folks to bring ideas back. How about using hay or other material to protect sensitive oyster beds or shrimp nurseries? Can we create some buffers around our marshes? Good ideas that we will discuss with the on-scene coordinators as soon as we land.

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Question of the Week: What do you do to "Be Air Aware" when planning outdoor activities?

May 3-7 is Air Quality Awareness Week. The quality of the air we breathe affects each of us differently and can lead to serious health issues, including asthma, heart disease and stroke to name a few. Air Quality Awareness Week is a partnership effort to remind Americans to check the Air Quality Index while planning their outdoor activities.

What do you do to “Be Air Aware” when planning outdoor activities?

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Pregunta de la Semana: ¿Qué hace usted para “estar consciente” al planificar actividades al aire libre?

La Semana de Concientización sobre la Calidad del Aire se celebra del 3 al 7 de mayo. La calidad del aire que respiramos nos afecta diferentemente y puede conducir a serios problemas de salud, incluyendo asma, enfermedades cardíacas y derrames cerebrales entre otros. La Semana de Concientización sobre la Calidad del Aire consiste en un esfuerzo de colaboración para recordarle a los estadounidenses sobre la importancia de verificar el Índice de Calidad de Aire cuando planifica sus actividades al aire libre.

¿Qué hace usted para “estar consciente” al planificar actividades al aire libre?

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