13 February 2011
Is BP Lying About Clean Gulf Beaches?
Posted by Dan Satterfield
First, the very slickly-produced BP video:
Now a video from a local resident. Tar balls as far as the eye can see. The difference is he can’t afford to put his view on TV. BP can.
A much different story it seems. I posted this video on my Facebook page and many said the media should do a story about it.
They did. It aired Saturday night.
WEAR TV in Pensacola did an excellent report on the situation. It seems that BP wants to take their big clean up machines off the beaches. The county commission is calling foul, and so are the residents.
With the spring break tourists coming in just 4 weeks, it looks like another bad year for the Gulf Coast economy is in the offing. Yes, Mother Nature will eventually clean up the oil herself, but she does it at a rate that is not very convenient to those who depend on clean beaches to make a living. It seems likely that oil will continue to wash up on the beaches for many months, and perhaps even years, to come
More on the science being done is here.
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On tropical oil spills: There is a little known sand spit off the west coast of Yucatan called Isla Arena that got pasted pretty well from the Mexican blowout in the 1970s, the oil is still there today. Big crusty black sheets of dried up oil coating the mud flats behind Arena. It does not go away unless you haul it away.
From the surface, it looks like its all gone, but really most of that oil is still there. What BP did was a bit of a cosmetic job to throw off washington & the coastline residents. An illusion that saved their ass, they would have been in administration by now.