BP Cleanup: “It’s criminal what’s going on out there” says U.S. Congressman

No skimmers in sight as oil floods into Mississippi waters, McClatchy Newspapers, June 26, 2010:

A morning flight over the Mississippi Sound showed long, wide ribbons of orange-colored oil for as far as the eye could see and acres of both heavy and light sheen moving into the Sound between the barrier islands. What was missing was any sign of skimming operations from Horn Island to Pass Christian.

U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor got off the flight angry.

"It's criminal what's going on out there," Taylor said minutes later. "This doesn't have to happen." ...

"They're paying all these boats to run around like headless chickens," Taylor said, as reporters gathered to hear his assessment of the Sound. ...


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