GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – A protestor from the commercial fishing industry interrupted Governor Haley Barbour’s presentation Tuesday at the first meeting of the Mississippi Gulf of Mexico Commission. The panel is tasked with searching for the best ways to help South Mississippi recover from the BP oil spill.
Governor Barbour appointed 34 people to the commission, including a bank CEO, as well as the former head of the state’s largest private employer, five marine scientists and local mayors. The governor told them they have a formidable challenge facing them.
“My goal here, is to come out with a plan that is a comprehensive plan that deals with a lot of subject matter,” Barbour said.