June 2nd, 2010
10:00 PM ET

Oil Nearing Florida Panhandle: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, Anderson is reporting live from the Gulf. The oil spill is now just 10 miles off the coast of Florida and the effort to stop the leak hit a new problem today. He'll have the latest and tonight's other headlines.

Want more details on our covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

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  1. Vickie

    Why is BP still being allowed to call the shots in this situation? It's obvious they either don't have a clue, or just plain don't care.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  2. Steve

    We all need to hit BP where it hurts and not buy any of their gasoline. Unfortunately this will hurt independent station owners but it is the only thing that BP will listen to. Also, BP's board has to fire Hayward immediately and not use any excuse that it's not the time. His insensitivity and lack of leadership reflects that he is more of a hinderence in this process. WAKE UP BP!!!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  3. Tim Osterfeld-Cincinnati

    What's going on down there is horrible, but if the government was actually IN CHARGE, that piece of equipment sitting in the parking lot would be in use as we speak.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  4. Douglas Thornton

    Please, Please someone give me an answer why dosen't the state of LA take the authority to use the equipment to clean up then charge the bill to BP

    June 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  5. Julie

    If the machine to suck up the oil is available, why doesn't the governor and the president of the parish ignore BP and start using the machine? What's keeping others from taking the control away from BP? It seems like government officials are simply standing by, ringing their hands and talking about solutions without taking any real action.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  6. Amanda

    wiping off the grass doesn't do anything, I'm not one for 'celebrity solutions' but at this point, any decent idea shoud be considered!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  7. eduard from jacksonville fl

    They need to fire who ever is the CEO of Bp and get a HUMAN!
    I hope this stuff doesn't come to Fl.....Best wishes goes out to those people who are in affect off the spill

    June 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  8. mark

    Hello everyone, Can anyone tell me why supertankers are not being used in the gulf clean up?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  9. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    There is a request from congress made at least about 10's of times to bring skimmer ships that are available all around the world and that can come in to help lighten the oil – those ships offer many other services and are common in middle east

    Congress aint the best place, but atleast this request makes sense

    June 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  10. Nancy

    Has anyone considered what Texas used several years ago....micro-organisms that eat & clean up oil spills?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  11. Pauline DeCloedt

    Anderson – why isn't the state and federal governments cleaning up the oil themselves – instead of crying about it – they are in partnership with BP through the taxes that are received – get busy and clean it up instead of sitting back and complaining – sue BP later for the clean up costs – this is a crisis and nobody is taking responsibility.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  12. Lisa

    This is an Atrocity! BP has no clue how to fix this problem!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  13. Joseph

    Thank you, Anderson, for being so dedicated to getting our story out to the world.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  14. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Obama has access to the best environmental minds in the country and possibly the world, why isn't he asking their opinions? As soon as this happened he should have called together a panel of experts and let them come up with some solutions. It was a mistake to leave it in the hands of BP with their terrible record.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  15. Gretchen, New Orleans, LA

    get Ready Florida here it comes.......

    June 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  16. NMercado, Ph.D.

    I can't believe BP was allowed to go ahead and cut that pipe and even more oil is now gushing out...if they are not able to cap that, we'll have to invent words stronger than "catastrophe" and "disaster" to describe what is being (and will be) done to the environment and all of the people in the areas affected...

    June 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  17. Marty Iowa


    Why can't BP weld large pipes like oil pipe line and keep lowering it to cap the leaking well and have the top one that reaches the surface have a valve to be able to control it and pipe it to a tanker?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  18. B P Delaney

    Everybody talks about bacteria and algae breaking down the oil in the marshes. What about using enzymes to begin breaking down the oil so the bacteria and other biological life can metabolize the basic compounds remaining from enzymatic infusion?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  19. April Allemand

    The ain't got nothing to do with the clean up, our fisherman are out there and have been all there lives even in 100 degree days.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  20. Paul

    More accurate maps of where the oil is need to be released to the public. The maps being released on the news don't accurately reflect the places that have already been hit by oil. Even the NASA satellite maps that were shown in their entirety a few weeks ago are being cropped to coincide with BP oil forecasts and it makes me sick.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  21. Nancy

    Why are relief wells not a standard requirement for an operating well at these depths?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  22. Kate - Canada

    Don't they understand that natural cracking can occur? This means that the crude oil could become light enough and turn into gas! Gas is TOXIC to inhale and BP is saying it's food poisoning!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  23. Diane Berube Canada

    I am agreeing with Sam. Ewwww.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  24. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    BP making comments and commitments out of reality has become the standard lately.

    I dont believe any one of us or any one out there believes a word or a statement that comes out from them.

    Its oil, disperants, and temparatures that are turning toxic at the levels they are right now

    June 2, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  25. James Hendel Thunder Bay Canada

    Why can't the oil that is adrift, be sucked up and filtered?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  26. Sue R. Canton Mi.

    Good evening.

    Could it be that BP won't allow a lot of people to help in the cleanup because they know that they may get sick from this toxic mess and their afraid of more lawsuits? Its so sad to see this happening.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  27. Samantha Rowley

    Be careful Anderson touching that stuff. So toxic with the mix of oil and dispersant. Was it hard to clean off?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  28. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I talked with a few of my friends in the U.K and they think what is going on is horrible, they cannot understand why BP is doing this either, they are sickened about it

    June 2, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  29. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    That is raw rich thick oil!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  30. Aleta Pahl

    It is disgusting that now BP is trying to control the media. They don't want the public to see photo of dead animals. The innocent lives so destroyed by this corporation cannot be forgotten. This coverup is quite typical from BP who cares for nothing at all and thinks they can hide these deaths. They should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the laws and beyond.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson if this is what BP calls success, I'd hate to see what their definition of failure looks like!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  32. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

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

    Anderson, I am hearing that its getting really hot out there at gulf! try to take care of yourself.

    I am also hearing that the cleaning crews are slowing down because of the heat that's cranking up

    June 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  33. April Allemand

    I wish they would listen to Billy and to Governor Jindal

    June 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That is so horrible I have seen!!!! I don't like oil spill on the water, Yikes!

    I agree with you, too. Wow! Anderson was on the boat to check it out to see oil thicks!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Paula, Colorado

    Hi! It's great to see you on tonight.
    Your boat tour is disturbing–so little progress made after a week of focusing on the oil spill and its consequences.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  36. NMercado, Ph.D.

    Good evening everyone...

    Well, here we Still are! So unbelievable what's going on in the Gulf Coast...I feel so awful for these people, the environment and all the creatures...

    June 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Great to be here with all of you tonight. Dying marshes and oil soon to hit the Panhandle. I'm afraid to imagine what the future holds for us in Florida. I feel so awful for all the people who have lost their livelihoods, their heritage, their beautiful environment.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Samantha Rowley

    Good evening all...
    I cannot believe Tony Hayward saying all is "very successful". Think before you speak, sir. Too many changes keep occurring throughout the days (cutter stuck in pipe allowing more oil to gush out). I think it best he keep his words to a minimum.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Diane Berube Canada

    I wonder if BP would speed up their efforts, if they were receiving sizable, daily fines, payable now, for each day that this continues? That way the government would be able to send workers without budgetary constraints.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Heather - Spokane, WA

    The pictures of the water and the land covered in oil just makes me sad and sick. I just cant help but wonder how people could allow something like that to happen, it's sad

    June 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Kate - Canada

    This disaster disgusts me. How could this have gotten to this magnitude? Bp...stick to the sandbox!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  42. April Allemand

    Oh sorry good evening, and thank you Anderson, I really appreciate your coverage

    June 2, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, 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, BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Charlotte and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀

    Happy Wednesday night!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    What now? Fill in the marshes that are destroyed and build malls and homes over it?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Good evening, Anderson!

    Hello David (Indiana), Megan, Starr, Gabriela, Emily and everyone!!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Tracy Brown - Canada

    Good evening

    June 2, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  48. Kate - Canada

    Hello Everybody

    June 2, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening everyone!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  50. Diane Berube Canada

    So grateful for another show from LA, thank you for coverage of this even though it must be hard, especially, when there are so many opportunities for this gulf disaster to magnify exponentially.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
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