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

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. CARL

    Hello Anderson, the only way to solve this old leak, is a heavy duty parashute with 4 anchor weights and a funnel pipe at the top of the the shute, with a pump attached or pumps, on the funnel pipe back to the ship...they know what i'am talking about.

    June 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Kris Northern MN

    In addition to a per barrel penalty let's set up a simple graduated time based penalty scale to pay for the disaster. On days 0 – 15 the additional penalty is $10M per day. Days 16 – 30 the penalty is $100M per day. Every two weeks the penalty’s increased 10 fold. This should help BP add to their own risk management plan a heightened sense of urgency and place an appropriate solution to failed safety violations. The money should go to Feds to divvy out to those most affected with 99% going to those in need (this also helps regulate politics). These are big boys who figured out how to make multi-billion dollar qtr profits. Let’s help them figure out an appropriate risk management plan.

    June 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Bricher John-Patrick

    For me,the Worst with all of this is, that we have so many new technocnologies which could dispense us from THAT OIL!!!!

    June 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  4. David, Indiana

    @Nancy, that's a good question. Relief wells could be drilled close but not all the way to the main well. One problem, relief wells need to be sealed also and come with the risk of hitting pockets natural gas and oil.

    Is the coast guard mapping underwater plumes? does the oil washing ashore indicate an underwater plume?

    BP should come on the show. I think Rep Markey's pt about limiting liablility is a fair concern, but did have the impression from some reports that BP was aware they were putting forward an estimate. BP shld be concerned about he livability of people in the gulf.

    Worrisome to hear about the pipe not possibly ftting and certainly cleaning up the oil hard physical work.

    Good night everyone.

    June 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Dominick Cizek, Ocala,Florida

    Why are we not "sucking" the oil (and plumes) out with tankers or "Super" tankers, then taking the soup back to a refinery
    to seperate the oil from the seawater, Also what is happening
    to Kevin Kosners "centrifuge" idea? We can not let these plumes
    get into the gulf stream.

    June 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  6. Sharon

    With the oil spreading, have any comments come from Mexico to protect their area of the Gulf of Mexico even though it is not there yet, they must be concerned too?
    BP's attitude is so arrogant,why isn't the CEO and other people from BP looking at Venice to see what they are destroying. I know I will not be buying from BP stations.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Fritz E. Meister

    I got sick on the BP excuses and false statements. This looks to me the same strategy Exxon made on the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1998 and of Amoco during the Amoco Cadiz oil spill in 1978.
    The US government should freeze the US bank accounts of BP and pay all workers, ship owners and local fishermen, who lost their business and all costs for clean up from the BP accounts. BP sure will bring in a ton of lawyers scaring these peoples to dead, making them afraid of using their civil rights. President Obama should take the lead here and bring these BT guys to justice.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

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

    June 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Frank Payne

    Someone need to take the bull by the horns and blow to collapse that BP well now! My FCP parallel hole solution will work...so why are they waiting?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Evan - Canada

    Didn't get a chance to comment tonight, but this was a very enlightening discussion.
    Goodnight everyone, goodnight anderson,
    chat tomorrow

    June 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Have a good night everyone and happy birthday Anderson!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Joan, Connecticut

    Anderson, thank you.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Emily

    Have a great night Anderson, 360 Team, Jo Ann, Megan, David, & Bloggers.

    Great show tonight...

    June 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Smith in Oregon

    Good night Anderson Cooper, CNN Guests and fellow bloggers.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    David, Sanjay and Gary are great job reporting there as oil spills leak. they are doing great comment tonight join with Anderson. 🙂

    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, Sree and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you on Friday night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Have a good Friday!

    Thanks for coming in, for join us tonight! 🙂
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you on Friday night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!
    BTW, Happy Birthday to you, Anderson Hugs. Stay safe in NOLA!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Mark Mobile,Al

    Living along the coastline as I have my whole life people dont understand how detrimental this oil will be for the gulf of mexico it is a gulf killer! I am infuriated at the do nothing attitude of the Obama administration that just want to sit back and watch and baffle us with BS, there are many resources available to help contain the the oil from reaching our wetlands and beaches ie.. the corps of engineers, the Navy seabees, Marine Corps and Army combat engineers to build barrier islands to keep this oil away from the actual coast line then let the feds bill bp just my opinion.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Good Night every one!!!

    Great discussion every one – Thank You Anderson and AC360 team as well.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Scott

    Why hasn't BP brought in as many tankers they can get their hands on to use as giant oil/water separators out in the Gulf? Tether as many oil/water skimmers or other equipment to the tankers that pump the oil/ water mixture on the surface into the tanker, where it will separate. Then pump out (from the bottom of the tanker) the water, continue until filled with oil, and send to shore to unload. If BP won't get the tankers, the government should.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Enjoy the night!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Smith in Oregon

    Hazardous waste handling and they are only paying 12 dollars per hour! Wow, that's outrageous but far to common with Corporate business's operating here in America.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Rose From Muscoy, Calif

    What, more oil coming out...OMG! Until August? Please explain BP?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Vince Zummo

    Emergency, emergency!!! Close Destin pass completely, to SAVE the WHOLE Chocataw Bay system, including all of Santa Rosa sound. The only totally saveable inland waterway in ALL of north Florida. Anderson please come to Okaloosa County before it's too late. Our pass is shallow & narrow it will be excuseless to not close the pass completely.Our pass can be closed off in a matter of days! Last and only safe haven in Northwest Florida. Our local leaders aren't treating this like an Emergency!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  23. NMercado, Ph.D.

    At this point, it's the oil company against America; its people, its resources and its environment. No matter how much money BP or any other company, gives to politicians, the federal government needs to break away from this company and others, that destroy the American public and America's lands and resources...

    June 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  24. joanne

    This oil spill just got worse, over 33,000 gallons per hour are now being spilled out thank to another BP blunder.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Kenya

    Won't all the oil have leaked out of the earth's surface by August. The Gulf Coast as we know it will be dead and gone. 🙁
    Goodnight to you all.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
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