On May 12, 2010, you wrote Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that, from day one of the spill, you have directed your Administration to prepare for a worst-case scenario. In my view, such preparation should include a White House led summit with East Coast governors and local officials in the very near term. With onset of hurricane season, and reported estimates of the size of the spill more than doubling recently, it is my hope that you will hear directly from officials in my home state of Maryland and all along the Atlantic Coast about their levels of preparedness and information needs should oil move out of the Gulf region. Elected officials representing the East Coast, from the Chesapeake Bay, to the beaches of the Carolinas, to Florida's Atlantic coastline, remain deeply concerned about the impact of oil both within the Gulf ecosystem and within the fragile, ecologically rich and economically important resources they represent. Information regarding whether the expanding oil slick and plumes have entered the loop current need to be shared with Atlantic Coast states and local governments, and the federal government should fully understand the resource needs of jurisdictions not yet responding to the spill should oil spread to those locations.