NEW YORK — An oil spill in Louisiana, a crisis that has claimed the lives of more than 4,000 people, and a growing public outcry over the treatment of oil spill victims are forcing an unprecedented look at how the industry handles oil spills.
An environmental group has launched a campaign to expose what it calls a culture of negligence among oil and gas companies after Louisiana’s oil spill.
The Louisiana Office of Oil Spill Prevention is calling for a public awareness campaign aimed at educating people about the hazards of oil spills and the importance of having a diversified, safe, and environmentally sound community.
In response to the spill in the Louisiana Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said on Saturday that he plans to hold a national drill-and-release drill to clean up the spill.
The governor also said the state will spend $300 million on disaster relief and recovery.
The state of Louisiana has spent nearly $10 billion in emergency response funds to deal with the spill and its aftermath, according to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.
Louisiana is the sixth largest oil producer in the U.S. and the second largest oil field in the world.
Louisiana is the largest state in the nation to have an oil and natural gas industry, with more than 1,000 oil and mining companies operating on the ground in the state.
The state is also home to the largest oil refinery, which is located in the town of Bentota.
The oilfield is located about 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of New Orleans.
The spill occurred on March 20, 2016.
At the time of the spill, there were 8.5 million barrels of oil spilled and the oil field was closed for six weeks.
The Louisiana Department for Environmental Quality has said that the spill was contained within an industrial zone.
The department said the oil industry has a long history of responding to oil spills, but that the situation is different today.
It’s clear that the oil companies are concerned that the public is getting a bad name, said Scott Ritter, executive director of the nonprofit environmental organization the Louisiana Oil Spills Network.
The company has been very vocal, and they have made the situation a huge issue, Ritter said.
The company is not saying this is going to be an everyday occurrence, and the industry is saying that this is a new thing that is going on.
The Louisiana Department has launched the hashtag #OILSPILL and has asked people to tweet at the state to share their experiences and photos.
In an email to HuffPost, the department said that it is taking “action against companies that are negligent in the handling of oil and chemical spills.”
The email said the department has been working with local law enforcement to address the issue.
The agency has also launched an investigation into the handling and enforcement of the state’s oil and environmental regulations.
Louisiana’s state auditor recently said the agency is “deeply concerned” about how companies handle oil spills because it’s an expensive process.
The environmental group’s campaign comes after another oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Maine on March 25, 2016, and two people died after an explosion in the area.
The oil spill affected the state of Maine.
The agency said in a statement that the disaster involved a spill in a storage tank in the Algonquin Basin and that a chemical spill occurred downstream.
The explosion in Algonquins was not considered a spill.
A federal judge on Friday approved the settlement between the state and the Alpenquin Basin Resource Management Company, which operates the oilfield and the spill response facility.
The judge approved the payment of $5.6 million to the state, and $1.2 million to each of the affected parties.
The agreement was approved by the U