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May 16th, 2010
02:34 AM ET

Gulf Oil Leak: The beaches are empty

This morning, Reynolds files a report from the Mississippi Sound with a shrimp boat captain hoping the oil stays away.

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  1. cyril ayanbadejo

    Such a shame and still no end in sight....drilling in other untouched areas will definetly be a no no in the future!!!!!!

    May 16, 2010 at 2:37 am |
  2. Carl

    Diane Feinstein in California is on track with trying to get legislation to ban any and all new drilling for the entire West coast. Applaud. The Red Neck Governor in Virginia on the East coast is screaming "Drill Baby Drill" and he wants to start off the coast of Virginia as early as next year! Goodbye Virginia Beach, Goodbye fishing, Goodbye small business, Goodbye tourism. Are small business people going to mount any retaliation?

    May 16, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  3. Richard Price

    Mr. Wolf,
    For a week now I have tried to make direct contact with B P for what I felt would stop or slow the oil leaking into the Gulf. I sent them, by fax, a copy of my suggestion along with a drawing of how it would work and also copied it twice by email to the U S Coast Guard, again in a 'suggestion format' provided on B P's website and no reply from anyone. Even copied it to CNN NEWS just a short while ago. The irony, if you can call it that is B P yesterday and again today did EXACTLY what I suggested to them and it looks like it is going to work. I am ashamed that a company the size of B P, and in as much trouble as they are in by causing all these hardships to coastal families and industries, would simply take someone's suggestion, apply it with potential success and not even reply of call the individual that placed the solution in their lap. I chose your video/blog section to reply to because, though B P may well deserve everything that is coming to them, maybe a little public outrage about them still moving in the wrong direction, even as simple as this may be, maybe that outcry of non-caring is still in order. Thank you.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  4. Ray Laskorski

    What happened to all the oil that spilled from all those tankers that were torpedoed by all those German U-boats all up and down the east coast of the U.S. during WW2? How come we never heard anything about environmental disaster then? Was it a different kind of oil or what?

    May 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  5. Ray Laskorski

    How about if they sprayed Napalm onto the spill and then lit it off?

    May 17, 2010 at 8:37 am |
  6. gary christensen

    The solution to stop the leak if feon tubs were inserted deep into the drill pipe the oil would freeze and stop the leak

    May 17, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  7. Raymond W. Seward

    I've said it once and I will say it again, we need to ban all off shore drilling. This latest oil spill only proves that drilling so deep makes it virtually impossible to contain any damage especially at the bottom of the ocean. If this accident had happened on land, the damage would have been brought under control in a much faster and safer manner. The damaged areas would have been able to been contained better and cleaned up in a reasonable amount of time. There are many activist who want drilling stopped completely, however in this day and age we all know that will never happen. We need to open more areas on land in this country for drilling, ensure that all drilling is completed only by American owned and operated companys and stop all off shore drilling. The damage by this last accident will effect generations to come.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:34 pm |
  8. maze1gerald

    You can't get around it,there is no need for anyone to complain about oil drilling as long as they get in their cars and start the engines.and don't forget about firing that gas stove up in the kitchen.driving on asphalt roads and using can help by being eco freindly and walking to work.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  9. ray meekins

    I believe the responsibility for this accident belongs not only to BP, but to every politician and political party who has accepted money from BP and the other oil companies. Does anyone really believe that money has not influenced the regulations, or lack thereof? So let's use this opportunity to change this system, first by asking every politician and political party to "GIVE IT BACK". That is, starting with the President, let's start a fund with all of this dirty money to cleanup the Gulf, and help those folks out who have been, and will continue to be, damaged by this. If they don't give it back, vote them out.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  10. diann washington

    these people complaining about the oil disaster is the same people that voted the oil people in office for 8 years and refused to discuss other alternatives. they also pick and choose, get government out of our lives and now government is not doing enough. which do you want.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  11. Smith in Oregon

    People looking at the huge Dead Zone stretching thousands of miles across the once pristine Gulf of Mexico are slowly realizing that they themselves do not want to bathe, consume, ingest, drink, nor breathe in carcinogenic Petrol-Chemicals, go figure!

    It appears the fantasy PR that Big Oil and Big Coal has carefully crafted that Petrol-Chemicals are not toxic poisons which poison the air, water and food chain has been largely distroyed. More and more people are realizing a great many of the Petrol-Chemicals in crude Oil are very toxic and poisonous to humans, wildlife and sea-life.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:07 pm |
  12. Elaine Jackson

    Today Sarah Palin is blaming Obama for the oil spill. I live 20 miles from the coast in S. Louisiana. We are being devestated. This woman has been screaming, "Drill, baby, drill" for a long time. Now it is Obama's fault. Even after 8 years of a big oil president like Bush. I don't know whose fault it is besides BPs, but I am sick of people using our disaster for political gain. Especially an idiot like Sarah Palin. Why isn't she at home taking care of her child instead of trying to spread discord in our country. She gives a bad name to conservatives. Leave us alone.

    May 23, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  13. James E. Rudy

    Perhaps you could pipe liquid nitrogen to leak site. At minus 320 degrees F., it seems that the crude oil would solidify. A second pipe could then flood the leak with quick set cement. I don't know if it is possible to pump liquid nitrogen one mile to the leak site. Someone else can figure that out. Just a thought. So far, nothing PB tried has worked.

    May 24, 2010 at 8:11 pm |