WWL New Orleans: “Federal responders take the 4th of July weekend off”; Felony for public to get near ‘cleanup’ (AUDIO)


Feds taking the weekend off in oil fight?, WWL Radio New Orleans, July 2, 2010:

Roberts told WWL First News that even if some federal responders take the 4th of July weekend off, many parish workers would be working overtime.

"We don't take breaks, this is an emergency for us," he said. "We're going to continue plugging away at it."

Listen to radio interview here.

Media, boaters could face criminal penalties by entering oil cleanup 'safety zone', New Orleans Times Picayune, July 1, 2010:

The Coast Guard has put new restrictions in place across the Gulf Coast that prevent the public - including news photographers and reporters covering the BP oil spill - from coming within 65 feet of any response vessels or booms on the water or on beaches.

According to a news release from the Unified Command, violation of the "safety zone" rules can result in a civil penalty of up to $40,000, and could be classified as a Class D felony. ...

"Just to go through a bayou, you'd need more than 20 meters," Hinton said. "Your whole path would be blocked."

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