BP Gulf Oil Spill Update: Oil has hit Fort WAlton Beach Florida

BP Gulf Oil Spill Update: Oil has hit Fort WAlton Beach Florida

There are reports starting to come in that are claiming that oil from the busted BP oil pipe in the Gulf of Mexico is just now starting to hit Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Satellite imagery has confirmed as early as the beginning of this week that large sheens of oil were approaching the beaches of Florida. And it’s really been a guessing game for the residents of Florida as to when exactly the oil will start hitting the beaches.

As I said, reports are just now starting to come in that are saying that oil – as of tonight, Saturday, June 5th – oil is starting to hit the beaches of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Oil hitting the beaches of Florida is going to raise the volume of public out cry from this massive oil disaster. The tourism industry in Florida is going to be great affected by the oil hitting the beaches. Hotels will go unfilled, along with restaurants remaining empty and the lack of traffic in all the secondary store along Florida’s coast line – they will be all be affected by this oil disaster.

What do you think about oil now hitting Fort Walton Beach, Florida?

So what are you thinking now about the oil spill with this new report of oil starting to hit the beaches of Florida?

  • Every person with a boat needs to be out offshore skimming, scooping or what ever it takes to STOP this oil from further advance. What a super job the authorities have done so far! If one boat can skim or scoop 5 gallons, then 1,000 boats will prevent 5,000 gallons of oil from further spreading and devastation. Note what BP is saying in reference to restoring the beaches to their original state. This is an easily achievable task. What they will never be able to restore is the shrimp, oysters and fishery that may never return in anyone's lifetime. We can't depend on any government entity any longer. Do you really think Obama cares about the fishing, recreation and jobs the Gulf of Mexico provides? NO, the more people that loose their job and are dependant on govt. handouts the better for Obama. Lets get out there and STOP THE OIL and save our way of life.

    • Sick-n-tired

      Our ocean is completely destroyed! Marine life is dieing every minute of every hour. Please put your Obama hate and political games aside and FOCUS on the problem at hand. Republican, democrat, who cares? How about American? How about compassion, humanity, and team work? Quit looking for a political angle and search for a solution to this disaster!

    • Denise Ray

      many have tried, the coast guard and BP stop them. The dispercent has toxic fumes.

    • Revalation

      You know if there was team work between all the fishing industries,all the folks in the oil industries, all the wild life folks this mess would might be well on it's way to being cleaned up. Team Work between all experts in these areas are in need. Just like Armegedon! Think about it.

  • Every person with a boat needs to be out offshore skimming, scooping or what ever it takes to STOP this oil from further advance. What a super job the authorities have done so far! If one boat can skim or scoop 5 gallons, then 1,000 boats will prevent 5,000 gallons of oil from further spreading and devastation. Note what BP is saying in reference to restoring the beaches to their original state. This is an easily achievable task. What they will never be able to restore is the shrimp, oysters and fishery that may never return in anyone's lifetime. We can't depend on any government entity any longer. Do you really think Obama cares about the fishing, recreation and jobs the Gulf of Mexico provides? NO, the more people that loose their job and are dependant on govt. handouts the better for Obama. Lets get out there and STOP THE OIL and save our way of life.

    • Sick-n-tired

      Our ocean is completely destroyed! Marine life is dieing every minute of every hour. Please put your Obama hate and political games aside and FOCUS on the problem at hand. Republican, democrat, who cares? How about American? How about compassion, humanity, and team work? Quit looking for a political angle and search for a solution to this disaster!

      • I will have to say you are correct. There should not be any political angle on the solution to stopping this oil from further devastation. I may have become cynical given all the political and big business corruption which has come to light in the past few years. The seemingly political spin on everything. The point I am trying to make is that it is apparent that the number of vessels that are currently working is not enough. President Obama, ORDER Bp, the Coast Guard or who ever to double or triple the current force and really throw everything we possibly can at this now. We will worry about the cost later. Yep, I said that. WE will worry about the cost later. The gulf is priceless. No amount of money or time will fully restore or make it like it never happened. This is OUR ocean and as a gulf coast resident I look at this as like a war. We are fighting something that could destroy us.

    • Denise Ray

      many have tried, the coast guard and BP stop them. The dispercent has toxic fumes.

    • Revalation

      You know if there was team work between all the fishing industries,all the folks in the oil industries, all the wild life folks this mess would might be well on it's way to being cleaned up. Team Work between all experts in these areas are in need. Just like Armegedon! Think about it.

  • fred baker

    Blah Blah Blah. Deal with it. You wanted the oil and didn't care how they got it. Now that it is spilled it is a big deal..

    • Denise Ray

      this is not true! The people of Gulf CoastFl fought tooth and nail to block drilling, and succeded. Then Jeb Bush turned over the dicission, and public out cry stopped him is his tracks.
      The oil we get from drilling is a drop in the bucket of what we need, so I say, cabon tax, stop the deep water drilling, and put folks to work cleaning up the mess, and installing alternitives, like solar in the south! Until americans are paying what the rest of the world pays for gas, this will only continue.

      • John Gates

        Great idea, we can pay $10/gallon for gas and cripple our already miserable economy. Do some research on the economics of your foolish plan before you start bellowing your liberal crap.

        • Rob

          I am willing to pay $10/gallon for gas if it will prevent future spills like this.

      • Unknown

        Agree with John Gates below. First off… while we're on the topic of "resources," one should probably think about using the resources we already have… such as spell check. Sorry… it's just hard to takes one's statements seriously when they mispelled multiple words in their argument. Lastly, in addition to what John said, I lived in California for 3 years and they are VERY much advocates for solar power. Panels are not cheap… in fact, many of my friends paid about $40,000 for installation on their houses. I also lived in Germany and travelled around Europe. They pay the equivalent of about $2-4 per Liter… I'll leave you to do the math on that one. I'd suggest doing some homework before you choose to present your "facts." There's a whole lot more to rambling about these solutions that "seem so easy." If it was as easy as you try and make it, based on what you said… I hope you stick to it and are part of the group you said should be "put to work cleaning up the mess."

        • clean up man

          I think you need to follow your own advice. It should be ( take someone seriously not takes…… Ha ! Ha !)

      • kajuza

        Please learn to spell! Drop in the bucket, really? Have you seen what is gushing out of there? Dont tell me… you ride bikes and not in cars? Liberals, ughhhh!

    • JOHN

      I agree that we should look for alternative fuels..however this is a horrible environmental disasters especially affecting everyone who lives in that region of the U.S.A. as well as the rest of us….even if you don't drive and peddle a bike!! think of all of the marine and wildlife affected..they didn't want or care or care how we got the oil… IT IS A BIG DEAL!!! you are an ASS!!!

    • laura

      fred.i dont know WHERE your from but its obv not around here…so keep your stupid ass comments to yourself. this is a tragic thing happenning and if your not willing to give any support..then shut it! ASSHOLE.

      • carolyn

        I totoally agree with you Laura…

    • paul

      shut the fuck up fred idiot

  • fred baker

    Blah Blah Blah. Deal with it. You wanted the oil and didn't care how they got it. Now that it is spilled it is a big deal..

    • Denise Ray

      this is not true! The people of Gulf CoastFl fought tooth and nail to block drilling, and succeded. Then Jeb Bush turned over the dicission, and public out cry stopped him is his tracks.
      The oil we get from drilling is a drop in the bucket of what we need, so I say, cabon tax, stop the deep water drilling, and put folks to work cleaning up the mess, and installing alternitives, like solar in the south! Until americans are paying what the rest of the world pays for gas, this will only continue.

      • John Gates

        Great idea, we can pay $10/gallon for gas and cripple our already miserable economy. Do some research on the economics of your foolish plan before you start bellowing your liberal crap.

        • Rob

          I am willing to pay $10/gallon for gas if it will prevent future spills like this.

          • Wolfie

            Seriously?

            Are you also willing to pay $20 for a gallon of milk? How about $30 for a hamburger or an additional $10-$15 a pound for meat. What about $10 for a head of lettuce? Just exactly how do you think these goods get to your local store? Magic? No. Trucks. What do they need to move? Diesel. What do you think lubricates the engines, transmissions and other moving parts? Oil.

            What do you think that all the tractors and harvesters need to run that enable you to enjoy a $1 loaf of bread? Yea, diesel. Are you willing to pay $10 for your bread, hamburger buns and hot dog buns too?

            And NO, bio-diesel is NOT economically feasible at this time. It may be eventually but not within the next decade at minimum.

            And before you start spewing about hybrid cars and the like, where do you think 90% of the plastics and resins come from to manufacture these "green" vehicles? Yea, crude oil. What to you think the mining and smelting equipment burn to dig up the lithium, platinum, titanium and aluminum that is required to manufacture the batteries in electric cars? Yep, diesel.

            How about the clothes you are wearing? Are you willing to also double or triple their price? Unless they are 100% cotton, its a high probability that they are made from polymers like nylon, rayon, dacron or similar synthetics. All derived from crude oil as are most thermoplastics and synthetic polymers.

            You better think good and hard about your $10 gas theory and how REALLY willing you are to accept it. Perhaps knowing where that potato chip comes from and how it was grown, harvested and transported to get to you might help you understand just exactly how disastrous your $10 gas will really be to the entire economy and the national food supply.

            I grew up in Ft Walton so I know very well what this disaster means to the local economy. It will kill many businesses that wouldn't otherwise have folded. There is nothing you can do about that at this point. The world/national economy has already taken a toll on tourism and that is the lifeblood of the area. There is only so much they can sap from the economic benefit of Eglin and Hurlburt fields. The rest of the economy depends on tourism and when tourism is hurt, the local economy is also hurt.

            Unfortunately, this disaster only accelerates the demise of an already unstable economy in the area. That said, you also need to look at the whole country and the economic disaster on a national scale that extreme fuel prices would mean. You think tourists are going to pay double the hotel rates, $10 a gallon gas, $10 hamburgers, double the rate for half day fishing charters, and still make the same as they do at their jobs? Not. What do you think will happen to plane tickets when the airlines start having to pay 3x to 5x what they currently do for aircraft fuel (kerosene for the larger jets and AV gas for the commuter turbo props). Yea, prices go up. Every dollar a tourist has to pay on a plane ticket is a dollar LESS they spend in Ft Walton. The higher the prices, the less likely they will come at all.

            The higher fuel costs would also be an economic disaster in northern states (where I currently live) where fuel oil and natural gas are still a major portion of our heating bills. This would also decimate the manufacturing areas of the country as well since they rely on reasonable fuel prices to move raw materials as well as for use in smelters, milling operations and the like. You think everything is made in China now, just wait until your acceptable $10 gas actually happens.

            So many people (Obama included) simply don't understand how fragile the economy really is. It literally is a house of cards. One little mistake and it all comes down. One of those mistakes would be condoning high fuel prices. Fuel prices are one of the cards on the bottom row, alter it much and you better be prepared for the 1930's and the dust bowl days of the mid west. It will mean a national disaster of epic proportions.

        • Just plain Lynn

          When Obama finds out who's ass to kick everything will be OK….LMAO

      • Unknown

        Agree with John Gates below. First off… while we're on the topic of "resources," one should probably think about using the resources we already have… such as spell check. Sorry… it's just hard to takes one's statements seriously when they mispelled multiple words in their argument. Lastly, in addition to what John said, I lived in California for 3 years and they are VERY much advocates for solar power. Panels are not cheap… in fact, many of my friends paid about $40,000 for installation on their houses. I also lived in Germany and travelled around Europe. They pay the equivalent of about $2-4 per Liter… I'll leave you to do the math on that one. I'd suggest doing some homework before you choose to present your "facts." There's a whole lot more to rambling about these solutions that "seem so easy." If it was as easy as you try and make it, based on what you said… I hope you stick to it and are part of the group you said should be "put to work cleaning up the mess."

        • clean up man

          I think you need to follow your own advice. It should be ( take someone seriously not takes…… Ha ! Ha !)

          • Unknown

            And you should learn the use of "quotation marks" instead of parentheses. Simple typos and a couple misspelled words, I can forgive… it happens. Multiple misspelled words… not so much. Apparently, I'm not the only one that noticed it.

          • Just plain Lynn

            Wow! Were we discussing the mess in the Gulf or whether someone uses proper grammer and punctuations?…. We need oil, …..we need alternative fuel options,….. we need to clean up the gulf,….. we need to agree to dissagree. Not any one person has the answers. I do not want to pay higher prices for gas or anything else for that matter. I do want everyone to work together to fix the oil spill problem……..and, by the way if anyone is reading this, I don't give a rats rear end if I misspelled any thing or used proper grammer . STOP NITPICKING!!!!!

      • kajuza

        Please learn to spell! Drop in the bucket, really? Have you seen what is gushing out of there? Dont tell me… you ride bikes and not in cars? Liberals, ughhhh!

        • aggravated

          That's mature, criticize all liberals for something that one said.

    • JOHN

      I agree that we should look for alternative fuels..however this is a horrible environmental disasters especially affecting everyone who lives in that region of the U.S.A. as well as the rest of us….even if you don't drive and peddle a bike!! think of all of the marine and wildlife affected..they didn't want or care or care how we got the oil… IT IS A BIG DEAL!!! you are an ASS!!!

    • laura

      fred.i dont know WHERE your from but its obv not around here…so keep your stupid ass comments to yourself. this is a tragic thing happenning and if your not willing to give any support..then shut it! ASSHOLE.

      • carolyn

        I totoally agree with you Laura…

    • paul

      shut the fuck up fred idiot

    • KFed

      u sound like a dumb fuk

    • Lee

      With a name like "Fred Baker" how could you not be a moron. The people of the gulf coast have been fighting for years to keep the drilling away from the coast. It's not them who wanted the oil, it was the rest of the country who wanted it and didn't care how they got it. Now the people of the gulf get to suffer another disaster and, of course, they will have to clean it up and take the consequences of YOUR greed.

    • Sara Vaughn

      You my friend, are an ass for thinking that way. Our ecosystem is going to turn to crap and our industry is going to do the same! If I could only see you in person…….SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Florida Girl

      We did not ask for this … Texas and Louisiana did But Florida said no to off shore drilling !!

  • joe camel

    Are you kidding me that stuff ill kill ya .What should happen all Bp employees especially management roll ur sleeves up an start scoopin, particularly the globs with your dispersant.

  • joe camel

    Are you kidding me that stuff ill kill ya .What should happen all Bp employees especially management roll ur sleeves up an start scoopin, particularly the globs with your dispersant.

  • FloridaTourist

    It saddens me that America #1 affordable vacation spot in the United States is being spoiled by this tragedy. The effects will not be short lived in the Gulf Coast areas. Americans will always work on the edge to attempt to harness the powers of the universe and there will continue to be tragedies throughout the learning curve. If BP is playing by the rules, an accident happened and they compensate for mistakes then that is all that can be expected, however, if there is a cover up or miscalculation in their pushing the limits of known boundaries then someone made a big mistake and those people might deserve to be named as criminals.
    As far as the Government stopping 50 thousand gallons a day from an oil well 5000 feet underwater, we have to rely on the experts in this field. That ain't gonna be anybody on Capital Hill, I guarantee.

  • FloridaTourist

    It saddens me that America #1 affordable vacation spot in the United States is being spoiled by this tragedy. The effects will not be short lived in the Gulf Coast areas. Americans will always work on the edge to attempt to harness the powers of the universe and there will continue to be tragedies throughout the learning curve. If BP is playing by the rules, an accident happened and they compensate for mistakes then that is all that can be expected, however, if there is a cover up or miscalculation in their pushing the limits of known boundaries then someone made a big mistake and those people might deserve to be named as criminals.
    As far as the Government stopping 50 thousand gallons a day from an oil well 5000 feet underwater, we have to rely on the experts in this field. That ain't gonna be anybody on Capital Hill, I guarantee.

  • I heard on Fox news that this could go on until new year….what a disaster….

  • I heard on Fox news that this could go on until new year….what a disaster….

  • coyote

    You just a cry baby about the bp oil spill. It's not gotten that far and it's not as bad as the press is saying it is. It's just a jealous rage something you aren't,

    • shawn

      this guy must be the biggest dumbass to walk the face of the planet 50,000 gallons or more a day yeah thats not to much and how long has it been going on you do the math dont strain too hard though, ask a fifth grader to help you out.

  • coyote

    You just a cry baby about the bp oil spill. It's not gotten that far and it's not as bad as the press is saying it is. It's just a jealous rage something you aren't,

    • shawn

      this guy must be the biggest dumbass to walk the face of the planet 50,000 gallons or more a day yeah thats not to much and how long has it been going on you do the math dont strain too hard though, ask a fifth grader to help you out.

    • KFed

      dumbass seems to be in season this year, must be a new trend

  • Travis

    It's all fun and games until oil hits Florida… No one really gave a sh*t about Louisiana, as oil has destroyed our coast for the last month. Now, it gets a LOT more attention, because it's washing up on more "important" areas. Whatever.. I hope that it goes all the way up the eastern seaboard.. Oil companies have destroyed our state for 60 years, and everyone else benefits from our state's rich assets. Nothing new these days..

    • shawn

      yeah and the thousands of jobs it has produced must have sucked for you're state also.

  • Travis

    It's all fun and games until oil hits Florida… No one really gave a sh*t about Louisiana, as oil has destroyed our coast for the last month. Now, it gets a LOT more attention, because it's washing up on more "important" areas. Whatever.. I hope that it goes all the way up the eastern seaboard.. Oil companies have destroyed our state for 60 years, and everyone else benefits from our state's rich assets. Nothing new these days..

    • shawn

      yeah and the thousands of jobs it has produced must have sucked for you're state also.

    • I care about Louisiana and I believe everybody else cares as deeply as I do. This has been a very devastating event to the coast there. More so than any hurricane. Louisiana, with it's vast tributaries and marsh is likely one of the most important streatches of coast in the entire gulf. Louisiana gives widespread life to the gulf. We are all in this together. Death does not recognize state lines. The recent or more attention is a good thing. We are all fed up and it is starting to show more. It is past time that more could be done on CONTAINING the oil spread. The work at the well head in 5000 ft. of water is a daunting technical challenge. Top side containment of the oil is nothing new.

  • mike

    The perfect oil solution…..Have every human in the world commit suicide. Seeing how every person in the world is responsible (yes you goober sitting behind the pc, where do you think the plastic that computer is made comes from?) That's right murderers, OIL. I am to blame, you are to blame, we all are to blame. Every spill, leak all over the world. I hate this species i have been born unto. were not even mammals……more like a virus or cancer.

    • shawn

      ill go with you but you first.

  • mike

    The perfect oil solution…..Have every human in the world commit suicide. Seeing how every person in the world is responsible (yes you goober sitting behind the pc, where do you think the plastic that computer is made comes from?) That's right murderers, OIL. I am to blame, you are to blame, we all are to blame. Every spill, leak all over the world. I hate this species i have been born unto. were not even mammals……more like a virus or cancer.

    • shawn

      ill go with you but you first.

    • Anonymous

      Wow… a little scary…

  • Bill

    Having served in the US Navy for 8 years, I can tell you that the carrier strike groups are a bit busy right now. One is protecting our interests in the Indian Ocean, three are in the Persian Gulf, one has been stationed off the coast of Korea (or have you been asleep the past few weeks regarding that crisis?), one is operating in the Atlantic. And two carriers are being overhauled. What's that leave out of the eleven? Might you grant a little time for these service men and women with their families?

  • Bill

    Having served in the US Navy for 8 years, I can tell you that the carrier strike groups are a bit busy right now. One is protecting our interests in the Indian Ocean, three are in the Persian Gulf, one has been stationed off the coast of Korea (or have you been asleep the past few weeks regarding that crisis?), one is operating in the Atlantic. And two carriers are being overhauled. What's that leave out of the eleven? Might you grant a little time for these service men and women with their families?

  • Anthony

    they would be even more emty without the gas to get the tourists to site in the first place , the arabs will be laughing and rubbing their hands at this hysterical reaction. Obama is coming over as pathetic and zenophobic with his rhetoric, advising BP not to blame others ? yet not a word on the american government profiteering from the sale of the licences to these companies, and the billions on taxes it has been raking in at no risk to itself. presumably it agreed the safety mechanisms, when giving the licences Refering to it as Bitish petroleum instead of its name BP (its a virtual 50/50 joint owned American British company) . Yes nature and oceans need to be protected, without question and when he has all the facts, and route cause, of the explosion, needs to assess the best route forward, calmy and rationally Meantime watching him rant and rave , at BP and acting like some obsequious , sychophant, to the gulf coast residents, is stomach churning to watch.

    • shawn

      the cause of the explosion i can see you know nothing about the oil field it was bad blow out preventers. since it would seem you know nothing about these things but what you probly heard from the news i will fill you in. these are set on top of the first part of the well if and when the rig starts to take a hit of pressure that comes up threw the drill pipe these bop's slam shut with giant steel rams and contain the pressure so they can pump down and get control of the well. these are the last line of defence and these bop's that they had out the well faulty. So when they didnt slam shut and that gas reached the surface it blew that rig up. and if you dont know that oil wells have alot of gasses in them one of the most dangerous being h2s, 500 parts per million in the air will erupt violently.atry asking someone who knows about the oil field before you post you're personal uneducated thoughts on the subject

      • eric

        "these are the last line of defence and these bop's that they had out the well faulty." seriously, there should be some rule about graduating high school before you're allowed to attempt to sway public opinion.

        by the way, you're means you are. and probly isn't a word. please consult your local library for more information on words.

  • Anthony

    they would be even more emty without the gas to get the tourists to site in the first place , the arabs will be laughing and rubbing their hands at this hysterical reaction. Obama is coming over as pathetic and zenophobic with his rhetoric, advising BP not to blame others ? yet not a word on the american government profiteering from the sale of the licences to these companies, and the billions on taxes it has been raking in at no risk to itself. presumably it agreed the safety mechanisms, when giving the licences Refering to it as Bitish petroleum instead of its name BP (its a virtual 50/50 joint owned American British company) . Yes nature and oceans need to be protected, without question and when he has all the facts, and route cause, of the explosion, needs to assess the best route forward, calmy and rationally Meantime watching him rant and rave , at BP and acting like some obsequious , sychophant, to the gulf coast residents, is stomach churning to watch.

    • shawn

      the cause of the explosion i can see you know nothing about the oil field it was bad blow out preventers. since it would seem you know nothing about these things but what you probly heard from the news i will fill you in. these are set on top of the first part of the well if and when the rig starts to take a hit of pressure that comes up threw the drill pipe these bop's slam shut with giant steel rams and contain the pressure so they can pump down and get control of the well. these are the last line of defence and these bop's that they had out the well faulty. So when they didnt slam shut and that gas reached the surface it blew that rig up. and if you dont know that oil wells have alot of gasses in them one of the most dangerous being h2s, 500 parts per million in the air will erupt violently.atry asking someone who knows about the oil field before you post you're personal uneducated thoughts on the subject

      • eric

        "these are the last line of defence and these bop's that they had out the well faulty." seriously, there should be some rule about graduating high school before you're allowed to attempt to sway public opinion.

        by the way, you're means you are. and probly isn't a word. please consult your local library for more information on words.

  • i go to the peir every weekend, its at anglers resteraunt… so sad to hear all of this, yeah we want oil, and we all use it, and no one expected this so its not our fault. we do have to deal with it because theres nothing we can do but support each other and for those who are helping somewhat with the wild life on the gulf beaches.

  • i go to the peir every weekend, its at anglers resteraunt… so sad to hear all of this, yeah we want oil, and we all use it, and no one expected this so its not our fault. we do have to deal with it because theres nothing we can do but support each other and for those who are helping somewhat with the wild life on the gulf beaches.

  • Cat

    The oil hitting there is horrible. I just left from there yesterday! Pretty sure nobody was on the beach cleaning it up and there were no barriers placed up to prevent it from hitting! On the news BP said that people were not allowed to touch it until it was investegated and made sure it came from the BP oil spill! Pretty sad when you see people who were vacationing out picking it up with their childrens sand pails and shovels!

  • Cat

    The oil hitting there is horrible. I just left from there yesterday! Pretty sure nobody was on the beach cleaning it up and there were no barriers placed up to prevent it from hitting! On the news BP said that people were not allowed to touch it until it was investegated and made sure it came from the BP oil spill! Pretty sad when you see people who were vacationing out picking it up with their childrens sand pails and shovels!

  • Brian J. Donovan

    The blowout of April 20, 2010 aboard the Deepwater Horizon was clearly preventable. The fact that the BP oil spill has been allowed to reach coastal areas is inexcusable.

    For a better understanding, visit:

    http://renergie.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/bp-is-no

    and

    http://donovanlawgroup.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/t

  • Brian J. Donovan

    The blowout of April 20, 2010 aboard the Deepwater Horizon was clearly preventable. The fact that the BP oil spill has been allowed to reach coastal areas is inexcusable.

    For a better understanding, visit:

    http://renergie.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/bp-is-no

    and

    http://donovanlawgroup.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/t

  • Morpheus

    We should all just relax and go back to watching NASCAR, because this is much worse than most people suspect.. BP has been lying about the amount of oil flow since the beginning, Obama is in their pocket (check out campaign contributions if you doubt this), and the only thing most Americans care about is how they're going to fill their SUVs. We're hosed, folks, and we deserve it. We've been letting the corporations lead us around by the nose for to damned long, and now their greed and stupidity have doomed us. Once the oil gets into the Gulf Stream (and it's just a matter of time), it will be carried to the rest of the oceans, and kill them. And then we all die. Slowly.

    Have a nice day.

  • Morpheus

    We should all just relax and go back to watching NASCAR, because this is much worse than most people suspect.. BP has been lying about the amount of oil flow since the beginning, Obama is in their pocket (check out campaign contributions if you doubt this), and the only thing most Americans care about is how they're going to fill their SUVs. We're hosed, folks, and we deserve it. We've been letting the corporations lead us around by the nose for to damned long, and now their greed and stupidity have doomed us. Once the oil gets into the Gulf Stream (and it's just a matter of time), it will be carried to the rest of the oceans, and kill them. And then we all die. Slowly.

    Have a nice day.

  • Barnaby

    Is there actually oil on Fort Walton beach, has it been confirmed ?

    • Morpheus

      Yup.

  • Barnaby

    Is there actually oil on Fort Walton beach, has it been confirmed ?

    • Morpheus

      Yup.

    • Florida Girl

      Yes today large sheens of oil have started to wash ashore.

  • Denis

    Funny how most Americans dont give a rats ass about other Americans unless it affects them. No1 realy put much focus on the first few states that hit the American shores, and now that Florida gets hit. OH no! I Go there for my vacations cause its affordible, now what will I do? Dam that BP!

    All of you brought this shit on ureselfs. Hope you all choke in oil untill everyone is affected, maybe then you can start giving a dam about each other and the world!

  • Denis

    Funny how most Americans dont give a rats ass about other Americans unless it affects them. No1 realy put much focus on the first few states that hit the American shores, and now that Florida gets hit. OH no! I Go there for my vacations cause its affordible, now what will I do? Dam that BP!

    All of you brought this shit on ureselfs. Hope you all choke in oil untill everyone is affected, maybe then you can start giving a dam about each other and the world!

  • scaredshitless

    I used to fish for a living in the gulf on charter boats out of orange beach al. . One thing that I find very strange is that if while fueling a boat we happened to spill a a very small amount of fuel in the water ( very common because of the need to vent the tanks and diesls tendancy to foam) we were subject to heavy finesby the united states coast gaurd in their Falcon jet wich they used to spot the "sheen" from the fuel . To combat getting caught some people would use dawn dish soap to condence the sheen into a small puddle of fuel on the surface of the water that would eventualy sink but could no longer be spotted from the air . The use of the dish soup carried a heavier fine than the small amount of fuel spilled wich most of the time was a few ounces becuase according to them (the feds) it was much wosrse for the enviroment . that being said, can anyone tell me why bp used the disspersant at the well head ? OK, that one was easy . Can any one tell me why the uscg would screw a private boater,or charter/commercial fisherman into prison or financial hardship but enabels a huge corp. do the same thing on a monumental scale ?

  • Dave

    I live here in FWB . Very little oil… few tar balls that have been already cleaned up. It will be nice if this is the worst we get, but I dont think so………………

    • NICKI

      DAVE ME AND MY FAMILY ARE SUPPOSED TO GO TO DESTIN THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST. HAS IT GOTTEN WORSE SINCE YOUR LAST POST 19 HOURS AGO?

  • scaredshitless

    I used to fish for a living in the gulf on charter boats out of orange beach al. . One thing that I find very strange is that if while fueling a boat we happened to spill a a very small amount of fuel in the water ( very common because of the need to vent the tanks and diesls tendancy to foam) we were subject to heavy finesby the united states coast gaurd in their Falcon jet wich they used to spot the "sheen" from the fuel . To combat getting caught some people would use dawn dish soap to condence the sheen into a small puddle of fuel on the surface of the water that would eventualy sink but could no longer be spotted from the air . The use of the dish soup carried a heavier fine than the small amount of fuel spilled wich most of the time was a few ounces becuase according to them (the feds) it was much wosrse for the enviroment . that being said, can anyone tell me why bp used the disspersant at the well head ? OK, that one was easy . Can any one tell me why the uscg would screw a private boater,or charter/commercial fisherman into prison or financial hardship but enabels a huge corp. do the same thing on a monumental scale ?

  • Dave

    I live here in FWB . Very little oil… few tar balls that have been already cleaned up. It will be nice if this is the worst we get, but I dont think so………………

    • NICKI

      DAVE ME AND MY FAMILY ARE SUPPOSED TO GO TO DESTIN THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST. HAS IT GOTTEN WORSE SINCE YOUR LAST POST 19 HOURS AGO?

      • Florida Girl

        I live in Navarre FL about 18 miles outside of Destin. I would rethink your trip. I would love you to come and enjoy our beaches but sadly the oil has started to wash ashore in Fort Walton. Its only time now. By Aug our beaches will be black with oil … Sorry, I know this sucks .

    • dana

      So, what about the smell on Ft. Walton Beach?

      • Florida Girl

        It comes and goes with the wind. 2 Fridays ago in Pensacola you couldn't even go outside with smell was to bad.

  • sandeep

    I think that in all of this, we should really learn that we need to try and not be so dependant on oil, i mean look at what it has done to the gulf and some of the beaches, I really hope that BP pays big time for their screwup in the gulf, oil companies have gotten away with far too mouch in the past and BP should be made an example of.

  • sandeep

    I think that in all of this, we should really learn that we need to try and not be so dependant on oil, i mean look at what it has done to the gulf and some of the beaches, I really hope that BP pays big time for their screwup in the gulf, oil companies have gotten away with far too mouch in the past and BP should be made an example of.

  • upsetbeacher

    i am ticked cuz we had reservations made a few months ago. Now they are holding us to the non-refundable crap – it's not our fault that the oil it hitting their beach!

  • upsetbeacher

    i am ticked cuz we had reservations made a few months ago. Now they are holding us to the non-refundable crap – it's not our fault that the oil it hitting their beach!

  • WES

    HAVING WORKEDIN THE OILFIELD ALL OF MY LIFE(43 YEARS) PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT REALLY HAPPENED HERE.BEGIN WITH THE "TORCH " THAT WAS BURNING WAS CAUSING SOME AIR POLLUTION, HOWEVER WHEN THE COAST GUARD DECIDED TO PUT OUT THE FIRE" FROM THE TOP SPRAYING WATER ON IT" I KNEW WE WERE IN TROUBLE. EVERY FOOL KNOWS YOU CAN'T PUT AN OIL & GAS FIRE OUT FROM THE SURFACE BY DOUSING IT WITH WATER. THE COAST GUARD IN THEIR IGNORANCE BY ? SUNK THE RIG WHEREBY SINKING THE RIG CAUSING THE RISER PIPE TO RUPTURE THUS MAJOR POLLUTION. SOMEONE NEEDS TO LET THE PUBLIC KNOW WHY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.!!!

  • WES

    HAVING WORKEDIN THE OILFIELD ALL OF MY LIFE(43 YEARS) PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT REALLY HAPPENED HERE.BEGIN WITH THE "TORCH " THAT WAS BURNING WAS CAUSING SOME AIR POLLUTION, HOWEVER WHEN THE COAST GUARD DECIDED TO PUT OUT THE FIRE" FROM THE TOP SPRAYING WATER ON IT" I KNEW WE WERE IN TROUBLE. EVERY FOOL KNOWS YOU CAN'T PUT AN OIL & GAS FIRE OUT FROM THE SURFACE BY DOUSING IT WITH WATER. THE COAST GUARD IN THEIR IGNORANCE BY ? SUNK THE RIG WHEREBY SINKING THE RIG CAUSING THE RISER PIPE TO RUPTURE THUS MAJOR POLLUTION. SOMEONE NEEDS TO LET THE PUBLIC KNOW WHY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.!!!

  • 2012 FTW

    2012 we are all dead anyways, how about the new electric car?

  • 2012 FTW

    2012 we are all dead anyways, how about the new electric car?

  • Unknown

    And you should learn the use of "quotation marks" instead of parentheses. Simple typos and a couple misspelled words, I can forgive… it happens. Multiple misspelled words… not so much. Apparently, I'm not the only one that noticed it.

  • Anonymous

    I understand your frustration… but I am in the military, and it saddens me that you would clump up the problems of the oil spill with what is going on in the Middle East. Is it really necessary to use the words/phrases such as "terrorist" and why isn't the military doing anything? I've taken care of many wounded soldiers and some who have even died fighting "real terrorism," and moreover, still have many friends fighting out there as we speak. Like I said… I understand you're frustrated… but please just know it's not like we're sitting around twiddling our thumbs during all of this. Why is it the military's responsibility to fix this?

    To minimize what we do in the military to "drinking coffee and swapping tall tales" and that our time would be better spent shoveling hay for you (when ANYONE can do that)…that just really saddens me. On that note… I'll still stand by what I fight for and sacrifice the time away from my family each time I get deployed to defend the very right that gives you the ability to say what you want… even if it degrades who and what I work for.

    • Anonymous

      Of course this is a horrible situation and I wish there was an easy solution to it. I'm just so tired of hearing people complain that "someone should have stopped this" or "why aren't they fixing this?" The time people spend complaining about all this may be better spent dishing out "hay" (if it was even that easy.) My responsibility in the mlitary is to protect and defend you… but at the same time, maybe you and others should start thinking about what you can be doing for yourself. (Guess JFK did have it right.)

  • Anonymous

    I understand your frustration… but I am in the military, and it saddens me that you would clump up the problems of the oil spill with what is going on in the Middle East. Is it really necessary to use the words/phrases such as "terrorist" and why isn't the military doing anything? I've taken care of many wounded soldiers and some who have even died fighting "real terrorism," and moreover, still have many friends fighting out there as we speak. Like I said… I understand you're frustrated… but please just know it's not like we're sitting around twiddling our thumbs during all of this. Why is it the military's responsibility to fix this?

    To minimize what we do in the military to "drinking coffee and swapping tall tales" and that our time would be better spent shoveling hay for you (when ANYONE can do that)…that just really saddens me. On that note… I'll still stand by what I fight for and sacrifice the time away from my family each time I get deployed to defend the very right that gives you the ability to say what you want… even if it degrades who and what I work for.

    • Anonymous

      Of course this is a horrible situation and I wish there was an easy solution to it. I'm just so tired of hearing people complain that "someone should have stopped this" or "why aren't they fixing this?" The time people spend complaining about all this may be better spent dishing out "hay" (if it was even that easy.) My responsibility in the mlitary is to protect and defend you… but at the same time, maybe you and others should start thinking about what you can be doing for yourself. (Guess JFK did have it right.)

  • Anonymous

    Wow… a little scary…

  • Michael Parks

    NOT GOOD ENOUGH, it is impossible to believe that BP engineers cannot possibly design a device which would capture ALL of the oil. Why have they continued to discuss relief holes for the purpose of stopping the spill, but not drilling pressure relief wells nearby for the purpose of additional production? This is obviously an enormous deposit which would benefit the global economy.
    Is it not more likely that global oil companies, which foistered the peak oil theory on us, don't want to flood the global market with the oil that is spewing out of this enormous new field under extremely high pressure? What a thought, oil prices would actually come down, the U.S. Dollar would strenghten, & the little people around the world would get a break!

  • Michael Parks

    NOT GOOD ENOUGH, it is impossible to believe that BP engineers cannot possibly design a device which would capture ALL of the oil. Why have they continued to discuss relief holes for the purpose of stopping the spill, but not drilling pressure relief wells nearby for the purpose of additional production? This is obviously an enormous deposit which would benefit the global economy.
    Is it not more likely that global oil companies, which foistered the peak oil theory on us, don't want to flood the global market with the oil that is spewing out of this enormous new field under extremely high pressure? What a thought, oil prices would actually come down, the U.S. Dollar would strenghten, & the little people around the world would get a break!

  • I will have to say you are correct. There should not be any political angle on the solution to stopping this oil from further devastation. I may have become cynical given all the political and big business corruption which has come to light in the past few years. The seemingly political spin on everything. The point I am trying to make is that it is apparent that the number of vessels that are currently working is not enough. President Obama, ORDER Bp, the Coast Guard or who ever to double or triple the current force and really throw everything we possibly can at this now. We will worry about the cost later. Yep, I said that. WE will worry about the cost later. The gulf is priceless. No amount of money or time will fully restore or make it like it never happened. This is OUR ocean and as a gulf coast resident I look at this as like a war. We are fighting something that could destroy us.

  • KFed

    u sound like a dumb fuk

  • KFed

    dumbass seems to be in season this year, must be a new trend

  • I care about Louisiana and I believe everybody else cares as deeply as I do. This has been a very devastating event to the coast there. More so than any hurricane. Louisiana, with it's vast tributaries and marsh is likely one of the most important streatches of coast in the entire gulf. Louisiana gives widespread life to the gulf. We are all in this together. Death does not recognize state lines. The recent or more attention is a good thing. We are all fed up and it is starting to show more. It is past time that more could be done on CONTAINING the oil spread. The work at the well head in 5000 ft. of water is a daunting technical challenge. Top side containment of the oil is nothing new.

  • Cuppycake_08

    I lived in Ft. Walton for 13 years and It's so heart breaking to see what is happening to my hometown.

  • Cuppycake_08

    I lived in Ft. Walton for 13 years and It's so heart breaking to see what is happening to my hometown.

  • dana

    So, what about the smell on Ft. Walton Beach?

  • Wolfie

    Seriously?

    Are you also willing to pay $20 for a gallon of milk? How about $30 for a hamburger or an additional $10-$15 a pound for meat. What about $10 for a head of lettuce? Just exactly how do you think these goods get to your local store? Magic? No. Trucks. What do they need to move? Diesel. What do you think lubricates the engines, transmissions and other moving parts? Oil.

    What do you think that all the tractors and harvesters need to run that enable you to enjoy a $1 loaf of bread? Yea, diesel. Are you willing to pay $10 for your bread, hamburger buns and hot dog buns too?

    And NO, bio-diesel is NOT economically feasible at this time. It may be eventually but not within the next decade at minimum.

    And before you start spewing about hybrid cars and the like, where do you think 90% of the plastics and resins come from to manufacture these "green" vehicles? Yea, crude oil. What to you think the mining and smelting equipment burn to dig up the lithium, platinum, titanium and aluminum that is required to manufacture the batteries in electric cars? Yep, diesel.

    How about the clothes you are wearing? Are you willing to also double or triple their price? Unless they are 100% cotton, its a high probability that they are made from polymers like nylon, rayon, dacron or similar synthetics. All derived from crude oil as are most thermoplastics and synthetic polymers.

    You better think good and hard about your $10 gas theory and how REALLY willing you are to accept it. Perhaps knowing where that potato chip comes from and how it was grown, harvested and transported to get to you might help you understand just exactly how disastrous your $10 gas will really be to the entire economy and the national food supply.

    I grew up in Ft Walton so I know very well what this disaster means to the local economy. It will kill many businesses that wouldn't otherwise have folded. There is nothing you can do about that at this point. The world/national economy has already taken a toll on tourism and that is the lifeblood of the area. There is only so much they can sap from the economic benefit of Eglin and Hurlburt fields. The rest of the economy depends on tourism and when tourism is hurt, the local economy is also hurt.

    Unfortunately, this disaster only accelerates the demise of an already unstable economy in the area. That said, you also need to look at the whole country and the economic disaster on a national scale that extreme fuel prices would mean. You think tourists are going to pay double the hotel rates, $10 a gallon gas, $10 hamburgers, double the rate for half day fishing charters, and still make the same as they do at their jobs? Not. What do you think will happen to plane tickets when the airlines start having to pay 3x to 5x what they currently do for aircraft fuel (kerosene for the larger jets and AV gas for the commuter turbo props). Yea, prices go up. Every dollar a tourist has to pay on a plane ticket is a dollar LESS they spend in Ft Walton. The higher the prices, the less likely they will come at all.

    The higher fuel costs would also be an economic disaster in northern states (where I currently live) where fuel oil and natural gas are still a major portion of our heating bills. This would also decimate the manufacturing areas of the country as well since they rely on reasonable fuel prices to move raw materials as well as for use in smelters, milling operations and the like. You think everything is made in China now, just wait until your acceptable $10 gas actually happens.

    So many people (Obama included) simply don't understand how fragile the economy really is. It literally is a house of cards. One little mistake and it all comes down. One of those mistakes would be condoning high fuel prices. Fuel prices are one of the cards on the bottom row, alter it much and you better be prepared for the 1930's and the dust bowl days of the mid west. It will mean a national disaster of epic proportions.

  • trash

    cry me a river……………. oil is natural, come on lets go play…

  • trash

    cry me a river……………. oil is natural, come on lets go play…

    • Sara Vaughn

      What an insignificant asshole you are!

  • Bobtruth

    Because Obama won't let them. "Never waste a crisis" Well here comes the excuse to stop using oil for anything. Get ready for cars that go two mile and hour and need to be recharged every twenty minutes . . .

  • Bobtruth

    Because Obama won't let them. "Never waste a crisis" Well here comes the excuse to stop using oil for anything. Get ready for cars that go two mile and hour and need to be recharged every twenty minutes . . .

  • Lee

    With a name like "Fred Baker" how could you not be a moron. The people of the gulf coast have been fighting for years to keep the drilling away from the coast. It's not them who wanted the oil, it was the rest of the country who wanted it and didn't care how they got it. Now the people of the gulf get to suffer another disaster and, of course, they will have to clean it up and take the consequences of YOUR greed.

  • Sara Vaughn

    You my friend, are an ass for thinking that way. Our ecosystem is going to turn to crap and our industry is going to do the same! If I could only see you in person…….SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sara Vaughn

    I have lived here for 34 years, my husband has only been here for 6 years and he is going to be part of the clean up. I may be out of a job because I work in the condos that no one is going to be booking reservations for. I am tearful every time I see the oil tracker putting the oil closer to my home. Never much cared for the oil drilling on the Gulf, never thought it to be a good idea, and this is why. Everyone who is bitching about the economics and bullshit of politics should shut the hell up and remember WE Floridians are paying the price and cleaning up the crap the rest of America wanted; unless you are willing to come book a room and help in the clean up process!

  • Sara Vaughn

    I have lived here for 34 years, my husband has only been here for 6 years and he is going to be part of the clean up. I may be out of a job because I work in the condos that no one is going to be booking reservations for. I am tearful every time I see the oil tracker putting the oil closer to my home. Never much cared for the oil drilling on the Gulf, never thought it to be a good idea, and this is why. Everyone who is bitching about the economics and bullshit of politics should shut the hell up and remember WE Floridians are paying the price and cleaning up the crap the rest of America wanted; unless you are willing to come book a room and help in the clean up process!

  • Sara Vaughn

    What an insignificant asshole you are!

  • Florida Girl

    We did not ask for this … Texas and Louisiana did But Florida said no to off shore drilling !!

  • Leslie

    This oil spill has ruin a trip that a friend and I had planned:(

  • Unknown

    And you should learn the use of "quotation marks" instead of parentheses. Simple typos and a couple misspelled words, I can forgive… it happens. Multiple misspelled words… not so much. Apparently, I'm not the only one that noticed it.

  • Sara Vaughn

    I have lived here for 34 years, my husband has only been here for 6 years and he is going to be part of the clean up. I may be out of a job because I work in the condos that no one is going to be booking reservations for. I am tearful every time I see the oil tracker putting the oil closer to my home. Never much cared for the oil drilling on the Gulf, never thought it to be a good idea, and this is why. Everyone who is bitching about the economics and bullshit of politics should shut the hell up and remember WE Floridians are paying the price and cleaning up the crap the rest of America wanted; unless you are willing to come book a room and help in the clean up process!

  • Florida Girl

    Yes today large sheens of oil have started to wash ashore.