posted on May, 28 2010 @ 06:23 PM
CNN is reporting that as soon as President Obama left the oil spill zone this afternoon, all the workers that had been working on the cleanup suddenly
took a break and didn't appear to go back to work afterwaards.
There were lots of yellow buses in the area that locals said hadn't been there on previous days, suggesting that they had been bussed in expressly
for the President's visit.
When they asked the workers how long they had been in the area or how long they were staying, they refused to tell them. CNN said that they will be
monitoring the area in the next few days to see if the workers return, now that the President has left.
Locals are saying that in areas where it is easy to get a camera to, some cleanup efforts are progressing, but in areas that are free of journalists,
there is no cleanup work going on at all. Locals (especially fisherman etc no longer working due to the spill) have been to courses to allow them to
help out with the cleanup efforts, but then are being told by BP that there is "not enough work" for them.
This seems amazing considering the amount of oil on the shoreline.
Is BP just showboating for the cameras and the President?