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by Hurricane Creekkeeper

US Coast Guard issued a press release claiming that no covering of oiled beach was occurring. I sat in my motel room in Orange Beach and watched as multiple pieces of heavy equipment excavated sand and hauled it up the beach and used it to cover oiled sections of beach.

While contractors drove bulldozers, front end loaders, screening tractors and various kinds of equipment on beaches known for Turtle nesting. I watched them from about 11:00 P.M 07/02/10 until about lunch the next day excavating the beach under cover of darkness. There was a stand of ponded water with oil and so called “Tar Balls” which was covered with sand from another area.

U. S. Coast Guard issued a press release stating that this is not happening. USCG (US Coast Guard) uniformed men sat in ATV buggies and watched. I saw them and photographed them.

Why is our Coast Guard playing toady to BP? Are they nothing more than oil lackeys?

View Hurricane’s Incredible Slideshow

from http://bpoilslick.blogspot.com/2010/07/bp-covers-oil-with-sand-on-orange-beach.html

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WJGH Channel 7 Panama City

Walton county residents stepped up to the podium at Tuesday night’s county commission meeting looking for an answer.
Local businessman Ed Berry is urging commissioners to make sure the appropriate parties are being held accountable.

“The children were in the water swimming. They were coming out of the water with tarballs on their face; they were wiping their face and having tar in their eyes and on their mouth.”

That horrifying image has local officials working to ‘up the ante’.

A request was made to hold weekly town hall meetings, obtain weekly reports on how BP is managing cleanup expenditures, and to provide an updated list of all the consultants the county is using.

But the big push was for the county to begin conducting independent air and water quality testing.

This stems from the frustration and belief that state agencies are doing little, and the little they are doing is a little too late.

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