From The Wall St. Journal
HOUSTON—Louisiana officials reported the landfall of thick pockets of brownish oil in several parts of the state’s fragile coastline, a moment they’ve been dreading since a blast aboard Transocean Ltd.’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig unleashed a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month.
We knew it was coming,” said PJ Hahn, Plaquemines Parish’s Coastal Zone Manager. Hahn saw the crude first-hand on Wednesday in the sensitive Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area. “It was just thick, gooey oil in pools all up against the marsh,” he said.