Jun 25 2010
If anyone had hopes about this summer, the Gulf oil spill is clearly going to dash them.
Oil from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill reached the white sands of Pensacola in north-easternÂ Florida, forcing local authorities Thursday to close down area beaches to swimming at the height of summer.”There’s oil both in the water and in the sand,” saidÂ Warren Bielenberg, an official with the Gulf Islands National Seashore, one of the areas affected by the spill.
“There’s a double red flag, so it’s not permitted to swim,” he said.
This spill and the lack of response by the Obama administration will be felt economically across the nation, as well as just on a compassionate level seeing the toll of this mishandled tragedy. A tragedy compounded by a tragedy of bad decisions, inaction and incompetence.