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White House Enacts Rules Inhibiting Media From Covering Oil Spill
By Noel Sheppard
Created 07/03/2010 - 11:28
The White House Thursday enacted stronger rules to prevent the media from showing what's happening with the oil spill in the Gulf Coast.
CNN's Anderson Cooper reported that evening, "The Coast Guard today announced new rules keeping photographers and reporters and anyone else from coming within 65 feet of any response vessel or booms out on the water or on beaches -- 65 feet."
He elaborated, "Now, in order to get closer, you have to get direct permission from the Coast Guard captain of the Port of New Orleans. You have to call up the guy. What this means is that oil-soaked birds on islands surrounded by boom, you can't get close enough to take that picture."
As the segment continued, Cooper expressed disgust with this rule repeating several times, "We are not the enemy here" (video follows with transcript and commentary, h/t Cubachi  via Hot Air ):
Originally posted by Just Wondering
Just to be clear, This member is evacuating himself, there is no planned evacuations at this time. His neighbors are probably continue with their lives without ever needing to evacuate.
While no public announcements of this strategy have yet been made, reports have surfaced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has at the ready plans to evacuate a number of Gulf Coast cities from Corpus Christi all the way to Key West should conditions require it.
A report on Examiner.com states that evacuation plans for the Tampa Bay area are already in place. Earlier stories reported that plans were being developed for several other cities, including Houston, New Orleans, Gulfport, Mobile, Pensacola, Sarasota-Bradenton, and Naples.
Originally posted by jerry3741
reply to post by njl51
obama wants to use the oil spill to past cap and trade
Originally posted by Alethea
This sounds like an imaginative prediction on your part. There has always been crude from the gulf. "Seeping underneath" of what? For years salt and brackish has "seeped" and nature has a way of adjusting and filtering. People within a mile of beaches have used wells for years and the water is not even salty. Imagine that.
Originally posted by Alethea
Before you do anything rash and life changing, why don't you track down some real people to give you answers? Perhaps someone involved in geophysical research, atmospheric gas testing, the petroleum technology council, mineralogists. Why not call a local college professor in the geological sciences dept. and talk to someone knowledgeable before making a decision based on speculation and internet rumors?