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

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  1. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    And, boy, as if we needed to see that you cannot trust ANYthing that BP says, today answered that question clearly (when they stopped the leak several times without telling anyone).

    Further, the fact the Pres. Obama did not know that the head of MMS was discharged, fired, resigned, whatever is even more worry some.
    I know they have Blackberries, or something they could test info to each other.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  2. David laird

    This is so bad for us on the gulf coast I live in mobile and fishing is a way of life for me and this is a shame I'm a pipe welder by trade and I fish for recreation and to supplement groceries for my family and now I'm affraid that now the next generation will not be able to enjoy this promise land that we have enjoye for generations this is just so depressing for so many down here it just make me so angry now for the lull that bp has taken there sweet time some body need to put there foot down NOW!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  3. shawn lopez

    Not that big of a deal for the public to know about the stoppage? I and many thousands of others were watching that live feed with the understanding that we were watching the operation in progress. Admit it, White House, you knew nothing about it. BP is in charge.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  4. joeinalabama

    will topkill work

    May 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  5. Todd

    Hi all. While watching the Live spill cam it seems not so live. Watch it and it looks like your watching the same footage over and over. The oil clouds have the same shapes about every 15 sec.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  6. Bill

    Is it me or does the live feed seem to be a continuous loop. The flow never seems to change shape. Notice on the lefthand side of the view there is a small area that continually stays the same.
    Maybe I'm wrong, but after all BP has lied about I'm not too sure I believe what I'm seeing.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  7. Dale

    The president is out of touch!!! Offers from other countries can be utilized as long as coordination is there. hey can help do the clean-up across that large section of the La coast. Let BP and the Oil companies work to plug the leak, but hit the clean-up efforts hard!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  8. Steve R

    We understand the difficulty of plugging the well at such a depth. What is so hard to understand and so frustrating is not accepting help from the 17 nations who have expertise in this. Why isn't the media hammering BP and the government about this??

    May 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  9. Jamie Powell

    I believe it is time to replace BP and have the federal government take over all operations. BP has proven itself to be an untrustworthy foreign corporation and should no longer be treated as an honest participant in this clean up plan. As I wrote to the White House email last night, it is time to criminally indict the officers of BP regardless of whether or not they are foreigners. Thank you for reading my thoughts.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  10. Debbie

    What about super tankers filling up with the oil and water, separating it, and bringing the water back. A former VP of a major oil company said they did this with an unreported spill overseas.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  11. Nicole The Netherlands

    @Starr, understand what you talk about with the President..
    maybe in a few weeks we will find out what his other worries are at the moment... other explanation i can't find..

    May 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  12. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    As T Boone Pickens said on Larry King tonight, the dead oil workers have been forgotten, totally the opposite of the coal miners who were killed. I wonder if Obama will show at their funeral like he did for the miners.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  13. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    BP has no authority over our waters. They just cant be exclusive of laws compared to all other foreign institutions.

    I defended the president and the white house the other day, but, i am now starting to question the integrity behind solving the catostrophy

    May 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  14. Nev

    for a change let BP do there job, they are the best at it, so let them finish, there after we can go after them, till then stop complaining. Right now is not the time. Suck it up. Not sure what else do people expect from BP or president, short of Obama going there, leaveing everything behind and hanging around.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Obama said he was in charge from day 1 and was continually updated about the spill and BP did not make any moves without the government's approval. That means that he is responsible for where we are right now.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  16. JD Elder

    Did they say an FAA person was at an airport to shut down flights that had any media people on it?????

    May 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  17. Scott Harlow

    Seems like Obama has a credibility problem. The government doesn't have a clue and is making this up as it goes along

    May 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  18. Raymond

    I live 40 miles from Grand Isle and smell the oil almost everyday..depending on the wind direction. This is horrible and my home will never be the same again. Give them hell tomorrow Billy and show Obama whats really going on.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  19. bruce

    This mess has been going on for over a month. Where has Obama been.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  20. Lori

    This news from President Obama is not good for the Dems.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  21. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Starr, Megan, everyone.

    There does seem to be need to turn the message around as Douglas Brinkley is saying. I don't know how much coverage there is of govt press conferences on the overall spill response, but clearly that needs to be in place so it can't be ignored. The unified command structure should make itself heard.

    Very glad to hear from Billy Nungesser that equipment and personnel are there to begin cleaning up the marsh.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  22. Lisa

    Time to find another form of energy! This could happen again!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  23. Lenn

    Thanks for your support and interest Diane

    May 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  24. CeCe, Minnesota

    How did Mexico clean up the 1979 Ixtoc I oil spill in the Gulf? Can't we learn from the Ixtoc incident on how to stop this and clean it up?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  25. Dave

    Ask about vacuuming oil from water using super tankers – interview ex-president of Shell Oil – he has details

    May 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  26. steve

    i have been there for a week and withess 2 things-the folks at BP are calling the shots-and the feds( who wouldnt be able to make a decesion-due to being risk adverse employees) cant make a call

    my heart goes out to the folks in the parishes-and i think you will have to make your own call- and just do it

    and the hell with cleaning your house- you roll up your sleeves and send the state/feds the bill

    May 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  27. Helen

    @Mike from Syracuse: They can close because they own both the US and UK. We are powerless against those people and government is powerless, too much money is involved.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  28. lisal -canada

    personally i think that billy and his group should just start doing what they need to do.

    i suppose they have to worry about some sort of liability in the future, but come on ... what are they going to do to these people for starting to save their homeland and their livelihoods ... ? fine them? shoot them? sue them? harass them?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  29. Courtney Mann

    Anderson, again I cannot thank you enough for keeping it honest, keeping the pressure up and the questions going.

    It is absurd to think that BP is most likely trying to collect what oil has already spilled and that is why they have the USCG turning boats back. The Feds need to take over, the local experts need to take over. This has already gone far enough!!! Stop trusting those that are rotted souls! If Obama is responsible, then he messed up, BIG TIME! It's all talk, BS and photo ops. Let the honest take over. It's time.

    Anderson please focus on alternative methods of energy for cars in the future. We need to as we cannot keep drilling oil forever.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  30. Janine from PA

    Good evening AC 360;
    I know this spill is a disaster, but I'm glad AC 360 is remembering the tragic loss of life of the workers on that platform. They should not be forgotton during all of this.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  31. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Kelly, the President is 35 days late.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  32. Mike in Savannah,GA

    Let's tell BP they sell no more oil in the states until its fixed. Wonder what would change then?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  33. Christie

    Good evening.

    It's a sad day when you see a grown man and congressman cry on worlwide TV.
    Obama needs to spend the weekend down there with the people, go out in a boat, take an unscheduled visit to area off the beaten path, look at the birds and wildlife and what the oil is doing.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  34. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Good Evening Anderson, AC360 team and fellow bloggers!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  35. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Hi Everyone...had a heck of a time finding the blog this evening.

    I don't know about anyone else, but i was baffled by Pres. Obama's press conference. It was almost like he wasn't really there.

    He seems out of touch. Perhaps his visit to the Gulf tomorrow will snap him into the overwhelming tragedy that is unfolding.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  36. Diane Berube Canada

    They are predicting a bad storm season, this just is so devastating.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  37. Anthony

    So can we just let the gulf stream ferry this all up to Britain? I'm sure they would get their act together if it threatened them!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  38. shawn lopez

    Thank you so much for addressing the 16 hour stall right away. My intention tonight was to log on and ask about that very thing. Sir, you seem to be the only one telling it like it is. I look forward to this show to get the straight scoop on the developments in the Gulf right now. Again, thank you...

    May 27, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  39. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    It's a great idea for the president to spend the weekend there.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  40. Molly

    Is mexico and norway helping BP and others? its nice when others help with damage.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  41. Michael

    What is in the drilling mud they are pumping down the well? Is any of the additives toxic?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  42. Kirsten Verdi, San Antonio, TX

    Louisiana! Just do it Yourselves because everybody who claims to be in charge is lying ! I wished I could help with the cleanup.
    Regards, Kirsten Verdi San Antonio, TX

    May 27, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  43. lisa

    Where are the supertankers or other machines that should be rem oving the oil from the water. All there seems to be are dispersents and booms. Please respond.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  44. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good evening Anderson AC360 team! Emily, Starr, Jo Ann Megan everyone!!
    For a minute there I thought now the blog was ofline.. (yesterday i was)
    So good that Anderson still is keeping them honest in Louisiana!!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  45. Martina

    Hello Anderson, great job

    May 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  46. RD

    Anderson, why cant they mechanically crush the well closed?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  47. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    So where do they take the oil after they bag it up?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  48. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    What gives BP the right to close access to state waters and airspace? They don't have that authority.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  49. Lori

    Hi Anderson. Hi Everyone. Bad news about the Gulf. I am glad that Anderson is there, keeping them honest.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  50. Diane Berube Canada

    Good evening I am so grateful, I am covered in mud from the auction but I made it back…And it is way better then being coated in oil. Looking forward to another great show.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
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