For Chesapeake Shuckers, Gulf Spill Means World No Longer Their Oyster

"The nearest glob of leaked oil is more than 800 miles away from this spot, where low buildings and the tang of dead shellfish hug a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. But for all the crying that BP's spill in the Gulf of Mexico has caused at W.E. Kellum seafood, it may as well be seeping under the door."

Source: Wash Post, 07/06/2010

"While Media Is Sandbagged, Is Sand Dumped Over Oil on Grand Isle?"

Clean-looking sand is being dumped on the beaches of Grand Isle, and some of it is layered over asphalt-like oil residue, according to several reports based on photo and video documentation. But whether this is being done to fortify beaches or to hide oilspill damage is impossible to say -- because of a BP-Coast Guard media blackout threatening $40,000 fines to anyone who tries to get close enough to tell.

Source: Huffington Post, 07/02/2010

"In Reporting on Oil Spill, Limits Persist on Media Access in the Gulf"

Despite orders from the "incident commander" and denials by BP, press access to both federal and BP Gulf operations is still restricted. An HHS mobile clinic is surrounded by barbed wire, guarded by police, and declared off limits to reporters by federal "press officers" whose salaries are paid by your taxes.

Source: PBS Newshour, 07/02/2010


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