Gulf Oil "Spill"
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anon

North Anson, ME

#1 May 2, 2010
If the slick enters the Gulf Stream Loop, as is quite likely, volunteers will be desperately needed to help with clean-up on Cumberland Island and the beaches of FL and GA. The situation in the Gulf is tragic - and growing worse by the hour and we may, soon, be fighting the same battle here.
Jay Moreno

Dornsife, PA

#2 May 2, 2010
Gosh, I wonder who could just be chomping at the bit to lead the local effort?
Jay Moreno

Dornsife, PA

#3 May 2, 2010
Wonder no more: http://www.alexkearns.com/
ANON

North Anson, ME

#4 May 2, 2010
And this is a bad thing...why? Volunteers are vital to the clean-up efforts. Who better to orchestrate it in St. Marys (if it's needed on Cumberland Island and surrounding areas) than an existing environmental group with hundreds of members?
Anon

Phillips, ME

#5 May 2, 2010
Jay Moreno wrote:
Wonder no more: http://www.alexkearns.com/
Please explain to us, o' great wannabe leader, what do you find wrong with concerned citizens volunteering for an oil spill cleanup?
Still Watching

North Anson, ME

#6 May 2, 2010
So let me get this straight, Jay. Because you have some sort of pyscho thing against Kearns and the Earthkeepers you would even go so far as to put down someones efforts to get volunteers ready to help with the oil clean up?
As far as I can tell the Earthkeepers have done more for St. Marys than you ever have or will. Go back to playing with yourself on your blogs.
MaryInStMarys

North Anson, ME

#7 May 2, 2010
How sick Jay is. Every time I think that he's about as low as he can get, he takes out the shovel and digs his way deeper. I'll volunteer... with thanks to people like Kearns who step up to organize it.
wiffe

United States

#8 May 2, 2010
It is amazing ... we are talking about sick Jay and sick ... what are we realy doing to protect Cunberland from the oil?
Redneck

United States

#9 May 2, 2010
Before you go out and buy your oil spill cleaning supplies you might take a look at he following site: http://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu/atlantic...

It even provides a chart showing where the loop currents hits the coast of Florida.
Alex Kearns

North Anson, ME

#10 May 2, 2010
There is nothing that can be done locally right now, Wiffe. We must wait and see if the slick enters the Gulf Stream Loop. If it does, which looks likely at this point, then the only thing that we can do is to rally volunteers to help the NPS and others to clean up the beaches and the afflicted animals.

That's why it's important to alert people now and to create contact lists of potential volunteers (which I am in the process of doing).

If you want to volunteer your services on the Gulf now, then please, register with the Sierra Club http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageServer... , the Mobile Baykeepers [email protected] or contact the St. Marys Earthkeepers through the website www.stmarysearthkeepers.com

Thank you getting this thread back on track.
Alex Kearns

North Anson, ME

#11 May 2, 2010
Redneck wrote:
Before you go out and buy your oil spill cleaning supplies you might take a look at he following site: http://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu/atlantic...
It even provides a chart showing where the loop currents hits the coast of Florida.
The Deepwater Horizon well is at the end of one branch of the Gulf Stream, the warm-water current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Atlantic. Several experts have stated that if the oil enters the stream, it will flow around the southern tip of Florida and up the eastern seaboard.

"It will be on the East Coast of Florida in almost no time. I don't think we can prevent that. It's more of a question of when rather than if," - Hans Graber, executive director of the University of Miami's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing.
Marion

Inola, OK

#12 May 2, 2010
Redneck wrote:
Before you go out and buy your oil spill cleaning supplies you might take a look at he following site: http://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu/atlantic...
It even provides a chart showing where the loop currents hits the coast of Florida.
One of the lucky things about our location is how the currents travel. Because we are "tucked in", the chances are good that Cumberland Island will be missed. We shall see and should not go to sleep on this issue yet.
louis

United States

#13 May 3, 2010
my boss likes to fish offshore a lot and last year he took a bunch of us. we were about 40 miles from the jettys when we saw a buoy floating. we pulled up to it and got it in the boat. on it was written " call so and so for a reward". turns out it was a monitoring buoy from a oil rig off the coast of louisiana. it had broken loose and made its way all the way here. that is amazing to me.
Redneck

United States

#14 May 3, 2010
Alex Kearns wrote:
<quoted text>
The Deepwater Horizon well is at the end of one branch of the Gulf Stream, the warm-water current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Atlantic. Several experts have stated that if the oil enters the stream, it will flow around the southern tip of Florida and up the eastern seaboard.
"It will be on the East Coast of Florida in almost no time. I don't think we can prevent that. It's more of a question of when rather than if," - Hans Graber, executive director of the University of Miami's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing.
Alex, I appreciate what you and your group do in regards to clean ups in that it saves the tax payers money. Where we disagree is your support of the SELC when they went after Cumberland Harbor and your rants and raves regarding the oak trees being taken down to build the new CVS store

I never said that the oil would not reach the east coast of Florida. In fact I referred you to look at the chart to see the probable areas of impact.

Louis, the buoy you referred to may have hung up on a vessel transiting the gulf and became loose when the vessel reached the area it was found in. Even if it had been brought to the area by the gulf stream it was still 40 miles offshore and probably never would have reached shore.
Redneck

United States

#15 May 3, 2010
Marion wrote:
<quoted text>One of the lucky things about our location is how the currents travel. Because we are "tucked in", the chances are good that Cumberland Island will be missed. We shall see and should not go to sleep on this issue yet.
Marion, no one is advocating going to sleep. If the spill gets directly east of St Marys in the gulf stream and a hurricane forms further out and comes directly to St Marys, it will bring the oil directly onshore.
Alex Kearns

North Anson, ME

#16 May 3, 2010
A bit more information.

http://news.discovery.com/earth/gulf-loop-cur...

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/brevard_...

Just to clarify, Redneck, I didn't even know that SELC existed when the Cumberland Harbor issue was going on so I didn't have anything to do with that - nor did the EarthKeepers.

As far as the CVS trees are concerned, you are certainly entitled to your opinion.

Re: Cumberland Island, we will hope for the best, but preparation for the worst is always advisable so I thought it prudent to compile a roster of volunteers ahead of time (many of whom have also offered their services in the Gulf should we be needed).
Jay Moreno

Dornsife, PA

#17 May 3, 2010
"Re: Cumberland Island, we will hope for the best, but preparation for the worst is always advisable so I thought it prudent to compile a roster of volunteers ...." A. Kearns.

Shades of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, et al. Never let an opportunity for free, self-aggrandizing publicity go by unused. And besides, when you finally show yOUR hand and run for office, that list of volunteers will make a handy mailing list.
Marion

Inola, OK

#18 May 3, 2010
If Jay won the primary there is no doubt that if Kearns so desired to run as an independent, she would win. So..Shades of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, et al. Jay never let an opportunity for free, self-aggrandizing publicity go by unused. And besides, your blog list will make a handy mailing list.
ANON

North Anson, ME

#19 May 3, 2010
Oh give it a rest, Jay. We already know about your weird obsession with Kearns and the Earthkeepers (and so many other people).
By the way, what are you doing to help anyone or anything and what does asking for volunteers have to do with any "run for office"? Do you think that any organization that relies on volunteer effort is led by someone with your own political aspirations?
OMG

United States

#20 May 3, 2010
Note to all: While commendable wanting to volunteer for cleanup of a potential oil deposit on the shores of Cumberland Island, the simple facts are that cleanup responsibilities fall on OSRO's (Oil Spill Response Organizations) with personnel certified and trained for that job. It is the oblgation of the RP (Responsible Party) to engage the OSRO for the containment and subsequent cleanup. Specific guidelines are set up and enforced by the USCG which include the training and annual re-certification of cleanup personnel. Training includes basic Hazmat and an initial 40 hour course with an 8 hour annual refresher. For further info look up OPA 90 (The Oil Pollution Act of 1990) and USCG guidelines for OSRO's.

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