Oil Hits Alabama's Coastline

Monday, June 14, 2010

Workers pick up oil patches and tar that washed up on the beach at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on June 8, 2010 in Gulf Shores, Alabama (Joe Raedle/Getty)

News of oil hitting the Alabama coastline has local residents worried about its effects on their community. Some state politicians, including Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and Alabama Governor Bob Riley, believe the media is exaggerating what is actually happening on the coastlines, causing residents to worry and hurting business unnecessarily. Not everyone agrees: Tim Kant, mayor of Fairhope, Ala., says "the media is frustrated and has every right to be frustrated. We rely on the press and this is the time when the press needs everything at their fingertips to report on the situation. The outlets are not getting the information they need."

Guests:

Mayor Tim Kant

Produced by:

David Ingram

Comments [1]

Stel from Australia

We believe that a waste by product from the building industry has the potential to clean up the oil that is currently floating in the Gulf.
There has been experiments conducted with light crude oil ,(supplied by BP), and sea water, (the same conditions as the Gulf), and the product and procedure have performed very well.
The use of most of the fishing trawler fleet
is essential for the method to work.
We need support from the states affected by the spill to pressure BP to undertake evaluations to use this method.
You can view a news report on this method at http://news.ninemsn.com.au/melbourne/
Hope to receive any input.
Cheers,
Stel

Jul. 13 2010 11:51 PM

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