World's largest oil skimmer heads to Gulf spill for tests; hurrican...

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With hurricane-whipped waves pushing more oil onto the Gulf of Mexico's once-white beaches, the government pinned its latest cleanup hopes Wednesday on a huge new piece of equipment: the world's largest oil-skimming vessel. Full Story
Texan99

United States

#1 Jul 2, 2010
From the Issa Congressional report this week: 'These bureaucratic breakdowns have forced at least one Parish to take matters into its own hands. One Jefferson official, who said that “the only thing [Coast Guard and BP] understand is threats and embarrassment,” commandeered over fifty vessels sitting idle at docks while oil slicks approached shore. He told committee staff that BP and Coast Guard repeatedly denied his request to deploy the boats because they had no fuel or groceries. Despite Coast Guard’s threat of military force, he exercised his emergency law enforcement powers to seize the equipment. Using Parish funds, he supplied the vessels and sent them out to sea.'
Big White Boss

Humboldt, TN

#5 Jul 11, 2010
Boycot BP. They have ruined our gulf. If you buy anything from BP, you are part of the problem !
TJMemphis

United States

#7 Jul 14, 2010
They need to just get on with it... Fix it already!!!
Benny Hinn

Covington, TN

#8 Jul 14, 2010
well, let send the head gerbronie down and fix her up

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