Oil Near Landfall
New Orleans, La. – Jindal says storm conditions are expected to cancel skimming operations, and southeast winds are pushing the heavier crude toward shore - not the lighter sheen that had been forecast. He says after the initial landfall, the Chandeleur (shan-deh-leer) barrier islands will probably be hit by the oil Friday with the Breton Sound, known for sportsfishing, on Saturday. Jindal says the situation is made even worse by higher-than-normal tides.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans