Monday, June 21, 2010

Better late than never

With southeast winds projected to push oil deeper into Florida's Panhandle, the beaches here teemed with visitors Sunday as Gov. Charlie Crist met with workers who started fortifying the delicate bays surrounding this popular state park.

In St. Joe Bay to the west, workers laid thousands of feet of boom, with tens of thousands more to be coiled around the tip of Cape San Blas to the shoreline along the bay, one of the fragile estuaries east of Panama City.

The latest effort to protect Florida's shores came as coin-sized tar balls -- a fraction the size of earlier tar balls -- continued to wash ashore on busy beaches from Pensacola to Panama City Beach and as BP faced more accusations that it has mislead Americans during the massive Gulf oil spill.

They knew this was coming for 2 months. Why are they putting up booms now, after the tar balls started washing up?

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