(CNN) -- The man tapped by President Barack Obama to work on long-term oil spill restoration will meet with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday afternoon to discuss the disaster's economic and environmental impacts on the state, according to a Secretary of the Navy press release.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, a former governor of Mississippi, is to lead the effort to draw up the government's plan for recovery efforts encompassing immediate and long-term concerns for the suffering region.
The plan will be developed with input from the states, local communities, tribes, fishermen, businesses, conservationists and other Gulf residents, according to the Navy.
Jindal criticized government authorities Wednesday after sand-dredging operations to protect the state's coastline from the oil disaster were halted. Scientists and experts were concerned dredging would damage nearby barrier islands. Jindal called on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army Corps of Engineers to let workers resume dredging off the Chandeleur Islands.
"We've been losing 300 feet every year off these islands -- where has the federal government been?" Jindal told reporters after touring the dredging site Wednesday. "All of a sudden when we're building new land to protect our coast, they're worried about a hypothetical."