May 27th, 2010
10:10 PM ET

AC360 on the Gulf Coast: Join the Live Chat

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Anderson is on the water, up close, along miles of marshland soaked in oil. The question is where are the clean-up crews? We're keeping them honest.

Want to know more about our live coverage from the Gulf? Read EVENING BUZZ

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
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  1. Michael

    I feel bad for all the animals that are going to suffer and die. BP should be less concerned about damage control and be open and honest. If they think people are not going to find out what's going on there stupid.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    Good night Anderson Cooper, fellow bloggers

    May 27, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  3. NMercado, Ph.D.

    Good night all. Thanks again Anderson! ...can't wait to see the President in Louisiana tomorrow...

    May 27, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Barbara Callahan Shreveport, LA

    OK, Now BP is telling them not to tell the actual nubers of oil covered animals. OBAMA said he was in charge.....Let's see him do something about this !

    May 27, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  5. David, Indiana

    @Starr, there are gaps in the communication of what needs to be done. That came up during Anderson's intvw w David Carmadelle (mayor of Grand Ilse?) and Billy Nungesser earlier this week.

    @Chad I think someone from BP is on the company that makes corexit's board.

    The families of those who lost their lives in explosion on the rig should be hearing from BP.

    Very sad to hear from Gordon Jones family. That law needs to be amended. Those who lost their lives were at work.

    Good night everyone.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Smith in Oregon

    The Gusher Cam has panned back and now appears to be gushing full strength once again. A moment ago as the ROV camera was panned into one of the outlet plumes it appeared to be gumming up and slowing down. If so it was only for a moment.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Lori

    Anderson, you are brave.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Kathryn - Plym Mtg PA

    See you tomorrow Anderson, looks like you plan to be in the Gulf again. Thank you!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    BTW, Happy Memorial's Day!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and bloggers Emily, Mike, Nicole, Starr, and Nancy.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Thank you presenting the truth to us as-is.

    Great job Anderson and team –

    Good night all – see you tuesday!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Nicole The Netherlands

    Thankyou, Anderson for being there! (hope you stay)
    Keep them honest, hope you read the blog.. lot of great suggestions, questions and ideas..
    Goodnight everyone!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  13. Lori

    A categorical exclusion is based on the proposed activity.

    Good night everyone! Sweet dreams.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  14. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you and good night Anderson & Team 360-excellent reporting this week!

    Good night All, i wish us all a safe and pleasant day tomorrow.

    Of course BP would Not want us to know about the tremendous losses of the wildlife, like everything else.

    @nancy-thanks for the great conversation tonight.
    @All bloggers, this weeks blogs have been some of the best i have seen us write. Thanks- so much info and many ideas.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  15. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! They might not be human life, but they are lives! Sweet Dreams!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  16. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I really appreciate the undates on the animals. Rob is doing an excellent job!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  17. NMercado, Ph.D.

    Why is BP telling the environmentalist what to do??? This is so Outrageous!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Sue R. Canton Mi.

    Good night AC360team and fellow bloggers.
    again Thank You For keeping us informed
    . Looking forward to hearing what the President has to say tomorrow. Hope everyone has a great weekend and stay safe.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Audie

    BP will silence everything and the govt. cannot stop them

    May 27, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  20. Joe

    Use of disperants dont help, it only breaks up the oil into smaller matter and keeps it from going to the surface, it stays in the water column beneath the surface and is highly toxic. Did they think if we cant see it, it wont be a problem. It is now more likely it will now make its way to the shoreline (booms cant contain it) and wipe out the shell fish industry for years. This has created a duel problem which cant see is reversable. It will now be in the food chain and soon in our systems.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  21. Helen

    Some people has Obama derange syndrome, the same way that people had Bush derange syndrome. Anything that was linked to Bush was poison even all the good things he did in Africa and so on, now the same with Obama, anything link to him is poison. I don't think either presidents want this kind of damage on their watch.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Diane Berube Canada

    Anderson, Thanks again for another great show and Goodnight all.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes, JoAnn
    That is real for that! Thad Allen is so disappointed with him.

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin Dulcie, Charlotte and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you on Monday night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Thanks for coming in, for join us tonight! 🙂
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you on Monday night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  24. Kim

    I never liked James Carville more than I did yesterday. His passion is a reflection of how so many people feel, including myself. The silence and abandonment in Louisiana is an outrage – I wish some elected officials who had the capacity to get things done had half of his resolve.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  25. Claudia

    Hi Anderson,
    I only have one question for President Obama.
    What happened to: " Yes We Can" ?
    Thanks for keeping them honest.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  26. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    or may be place sand bags along the beach to resist oil getting onto the land -water will still flow through but density of oil is probably more than water and should stick to the bag...

    may be spread hay on the beach – tons and tons of it

    they have to do more simple things to start protecting the land and get it ready for the hurricance season...

    May 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  27. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Regarding the amendment to repeal repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell," Republicans voted almost exclusively against the repeal. Additionally, I understand John McCain will be filibustering when it comes to a final vote. What is with these people? Human rights nothing more than a political issue? Can the Republicans be any further out of touch with following our constitution?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  28. B.Knight

    AC, will you ask about Admiralty Law. The distress was made to the USCG and they should have all the rights. Also, the liability to the injured, killed at sea along with all these other mounting damages and injuries. I do not think that Congress or the White House is using the right claims for the people clearly harmed by something that originated at sea from a vessel.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  29. Smith in Oregon

    The Streaming Gusher Cam is showing some slow down as a result of the Top-Kill, at least that is what it seems to be showing to me at the moment. Check it out for yourself!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  30. lisal -canada

    the coast guard guy just said something i found a bit disturbing – if they are going to study the "life cycle" of this "event" they are going to find out that most of the life being studied is DEAD because the marshes and the economy only HAVE one life cycle.

    and when they go back to find the 'best practices' and iimprove the methodology, the only place they will be able to apply it is to another vital coastline at the mercy of another 'accident'

    May 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  31. Linda

    Can our government freeze any of BP's assets to insure payment to those affected by the oil spill?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  32. lew wagoner

    this is tragic for the families of lost workers and the environment. i can't find the words to express it...but...it's not just BP or sub contractors, we all share part of the responsibility due to our dependence on oil......everyone who testified on capital hill had to travel there...i truly feel guilty now about driving

    May 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  33. Lori

    Anderson, Ed, and 360: Thank you for your relentless coverage of this disaster.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  34. Nancy in Oregon

    Good night, people. Try to keep Memorial Weekend safe for yourselves and others...and keep it in memory of those who died giving service.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  35. Nicole The Netherlands

    @Jo Ann, 10:48 i agree with you, but the People really need to see their President there. They are traumatised and desperate (again)

    May 27, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  36. Aleta Pahl

    The Dept of the Interior is broken. It is quite obvious that there is so much corruption in that Dept, that Salazar has so much to answer for. He cannot be ignored here. So much of the blame rests with him. He is at the helm of this Department where he has admitted there is too much coziness between Big Oil and Govt officials. If he himself did not know about the corruption within the MMS, then at the very least , he is incompetent. He inspires no integrty, no stength or leadership to deal with this. I believe he is as corrupt as BP. He needs to be fired immediately.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  37. debra gonsalves

    ? i would like to know if this bp oil rig had life insurance for there employees and, also would like to know why it to took them so long to do nothing, do they have to loose so-many gallons of oil before they can make a claim against there insurance? what is up with them if they can have something so dangerouse in our waters then we should have a say ." this is america " not british columbia.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  38. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I would truly like to see Pres. Obama get back to the idea of gathering the best and the brightest to solve problems.

    God knows, Anderson has had only some of these people on his show-good goining Anderson.

    I know there are many more "specialists" out there re: oil clean up.

    Let me guess. BP has Not asked them for help OR refused any help already offered.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  39. NMercado, Ph.D.

    Admiral Thad Allen seems to be a good person but, I think we need someone like General Honoré to take over the command of this disaster. I bet he would snap BP into attention!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  40. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    May be they should start digging up some trenches along the beach at least that way some oil will be captured before it gets onto the land...

    May 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  41. joeinalabama

    @cliff that makes alot of sense. if they plug it the pressure could just explode in so many places and ways

    May 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  42. Mike in Savannah,GA

    Is this Obamas first trip to the Gulf since the accident?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  43. Karen Griffin

    This is a national diaster and there is enough blame to go around. forget the name blame and start working on saving this so important part of our country. People's lives are being destroyed by the mess. Who cares if we are democrats or republicans. Just help fellow Americans. We are seeing what happens when civil servants do not stand up for the requirements for safety. We are seeing what happens when we are in fear of loosing money. We have seen America at its worst, let's turn it around and show the spunk and guts we have to fix a problem. Stop waiting for direction LA, do what you can. Where is that unique American spirit of can do. We have to wait for the government and BP to giv e direction? Where is our independent spirits?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  44. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Lori, " Unfortunately, the entitlement for drilling given to BP based on a Categorical Exclusion is standard practice for many projects."

    It was reckless for the government to award that kind of exclusion to a company with BP's terrible record. It should have been taken into account.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  45. Smith in Oregon

    The relief well being drilled now could still take another 2 months to complete. However there is 2 BILLION gallons of heavy crude Oil in the Mercado Field reservoir so there is plenty left to gush out in case the 'top-kill' fails.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  46. sboyd

    @cecil – right on!!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  47. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes, BP willing clean up right now! 🙂

    May 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  48. mike, from Jordan Ontario

    There will be lots of time to take a good look at the destruction once the well is capped. I could only imagine what the US government's immediate response to this problem would be if this were happening to another governemt.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  49. Diane Berube Canada

    So grateful that you are there. I pray it helps with the President tomorrow. Will you get a chance to talk with him?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  50. Lori

    Wetlands are very sensitive and are very difficult to fully repair. It is a shame, but once they are gone, they are gone forever.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
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