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Monday, July 05, 2010

hmmmmmmmmmm if one didn't know better

one would suspect bp is paying off the coast guard. this is just another nail in the coffin of the bp/coast guard relationship. it just keeps getting worser and worser n'est pas? and oh, bp and coast guard? do you think attempting to block reports and reporters  from the raping of our earth sites will STOP us knowing what's going on? hint: NO IT WON'T

Coast Guard bans reporters from oil cleanup sites

By Daniel Tencer

Anderson Cooper: 'We are not the enemy here'
Journalists who come too close to oil spill clean-up efforts without permission could find themselves facing a $40,000 fine and even one to five years in prison under a new rule instituted by the Coast Guard late last week.
It's a move that outraged observers have decried as an attack on First Amendment rights. And CNN's Anderson Cooper describes the new rules as making it "very easy to hide incompetence or failure."
The Coast Guard order states that "vessels must not come within 20 meters [65 feet] of booming operations, boom, or oil spill response operations under penalty of law."
But since "oil spill response operations" apparently covers much of the clean-up effort on the beaches, CNN's Anderson Cooper describes the rule as banning reporters from "anywhere we need to be."
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