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#202227 - 05/21/10 04:07 PM Re: Oil Spill in the Gulf [Re: James_Van_Artsdalen]
Nicodemus Offline
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There was a story a few days ago of reporters from CBS (if I recall correctly) being turned away from a coastal marsh area that had been severely impacted by the Coast Guard. The reporters were told not to take any pictures or video and when they questioned the Coast Guard about this they stated that the "order" came down from BP.

Has anyone else heard this?

Why would the Coast Guard give a **** what BP wanted and would they enforce such a thing?

Is this story a bunch of hooey?

Any information on this would be appreciated.
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#202229 - 05/21/10 04:29 PM Re: Oil Spill in the Gulf [Re: Nicodemus]
Arney Offline
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Originally Posted By: Nicodemus
...when they questioned the Coast Guard about this they stated that the "order" came down from BP.

Sounds like something you'd read on a conspiracy theory website. It doesn't make any sense.

However, it could be that the Coast Guard may try to keep people away from fouled areas because the crude is a health hazard, which by the time it goes through the rumor mill, turns into "the CG told us not to take photos". <shrug>

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#202241 - 05/21/10 07:21 PM Re: Oil Spill in the Gulf [Re: Nicodemus]
LED Offline
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Here's the CBS video of that story.

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#202245 - 05/21/10 08:07 PM Re: Oil Spill in the Gulf [Re: LED]
Arney Offline
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Originally Posted By: LED
Here's the CBS video of that story.

Interesting, it's a real news report. However, the clip is so short, there's no way of grasping the context of the exchange. But, it does sound like BP did not want anyone taking photos or shooting video of the damage.

However, the Coast Guard has officially responded to the incident by saying that there are no restrictions like the one reported in place. They said that they were "disappointed" by the incident. Disappointed?

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#202249 - 05/21/10 08:42 PM Re: Oil Spill in the Gulf [Re: Arney]
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Just a small taste of the TRUE costs of depending upon fossil fuels for energy.

Drill Babby, Drill! has become "Spill Baby Spill!"
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#202280 - 05/22/10 08:56 AM Re: Oil Spill in the Gulf [Re: Nicodemus]
James_Van_Artsdalen Offline
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Originally Posted By: Nicodemus

The reporters were told not to take any pictures or video and when they questioned the Coast Guard about this they stated that the "order" came down from BP.

Then rent a helicopter and take some aerial photos. It's not expensive and the pilot won't care what BP or the Coast Guard wants.

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#202295 - 05/22/10 08:11 PM Re: Oil Spill in the Gulf [Re: James_Van_Artsdalen]
Nicodemus Offline
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I'm not worried about somehow getting shots of the damage and getting the information out there. Some reporter will have the gumption to do it and it will be shown...

What worries me is that BP should have no control over the armed forces of the United States in any way, no company should. Yet somehow BP made a decision not to show the damage they've done and the Coast Guard is enforcing the decision.
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#202298 - 05/22/10 09:06 PM Re: Oil Spill in the Gulf [Re: desolation]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
Originally Posted By: desolation
The net rumor mill is abuzz that there are plans in the works to evacuate elderly and respiratory impaired people from areas around the Gulf. Anyone have any real information on it?

This thing may be getting really nasty here shortly.


I have come across one article talking about a Gulf and East Coast Evacuation Plan is being worked on and put together.

NONE of the people making comments about this had any indication from Local LE friend types that such was going on.

Some of the comments were about National Guard personnel were being mobilized in Alaska and Minnesota to go assist with the Spill Response. No one reported being briefed about coordinating any evacuations.

I can't find any solid reporting sources that have any stories of this "evacuation being planned".

This looks like some Mis-information or S#!T stirring, at this time.
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#202301 - 05/22/10 11:24 PM Re: Oil Spill in the Gulf [Re: wildman800]
Art_in_FL Offline
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Some interesting information and insights from someone who knows about the industry:

http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6444


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