In this video, you sing praises of Mr. Obama's handling of the Gulf Oil spill...
but why is Pensacola Beach now closed and why is the federal government planning to evacuate Tampa Bay? Veteran's Today reports:
As FEMA and other government agencies prepare for what is now being called the worst oil spill disaster in history, plans to evacuate the Tampa Bay area are in place.Don't you think it's a little past time to depend upon Uncle Sugar/Barack Obama to get you elected to the US Senate? Perhaps you might want to do what YOU CAN DO as governor of one of the wealthier states and start laying oil booms and building sand berms, since the Fed can't seem to do either. Charlie, do the job the people elected you to do, not the one you want now...
The plans would be announed in the event of a controlled burn of surface oil in the Gulf of Mexico, or if wind or other conditions are expected to take toxic fumes through Tampa Bay.
This practice has been used by the US Forestry service, when fire and smoke threaten the health and well being of people.
The elderly and those with respiratory problems would be more susceptible to health risks, in the event of a controlled burn.
Estimates of the rate of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill have varied. Independent scientists now suggest that the true spill rate, before the riser pipe was cut off in June, was between 20,000 and 50,000 barrels a day.
Since the April 20th explosion, which resulted in the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig, there have been more than a million gallons of chemicals poured into the Gulf of Mexico in efforts to break up the spill. The chemicals have come under scrutiny because of their own toxic nature.
It is not certain if the massive slick will have to be set on fire near Tampa Bay, but the possibility has not been ruled out.