Billy Nungesser blasts restrictions on media

Posted: 09/07/2010 in environmental, The Coast, The Gulf, truth, what BP is doing, who's in charge, who's to blame

Straight off the AP wire: Louisiana official blasts restrictions on media
(AP) – 5 hours ago

MYRTLE GROVE, La. — An outspoken Louisiana official wants the Coast Guard to lift restrictions on news organizations covering the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Plaquemines (PLACK-uh-mihnz) Parish President Billy Nungesser told The Associated Press Thursday he’s drafting a letter to the Coast Guard, BP and President Obama.

He opposes a recent rule keeping the public and media about 65 feet from containment boom and vessels participating in the cleanup.

Nungesser says the only way to maintain public confidence in the cleanup is to make it as transparent as possible.

Calls to BP and the Coast Guard were not immediately returned.

Officials have said the restrictions were created to protect boom from being vandalized or damaged.

Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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Comments
  1. Joseph Hollshwander says:

    I met Billy while I was there with the USACE during the hurricane cleanup and working in Buras, on the levee. It seems to me that he has not changed much, and I wouldn’t want to see that.

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