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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.

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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. Shannon

    good evening!
    This disaster is horrific. I dont understand why BP didnt have a plan about what they would do if the oil did burst like it has now. I am very concerned because I am afraid the oil will travel up ot the east coast of the United States

    June 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  2. denny

    Very disappointed in our Government for not supporting the people of Louisiana and the Golf Coast States before the hurricane season gets the oil on shore! Get started with clean up in spite of the leak, and save our wet lands, marshes and a way of life.

    This will be Obama's Katrina if the clean is held back any longer. Get all the help you can and proceed with Criminal charges against BP and Cheney's Oil buddies in the private sector and Govt.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  3. Gretchen, New Orleans, LA

    Elizabeth – start screaming for help now because dealing with BP and the feds takes forever. Don't wait till you have tar balls. Save the beautiful keys

    June 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  4. Ken Volk

    Why can't the pipe be crimped like a garden hose or crush the pipe
    like a large rock fell on it. At least it would slow it down

    June 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  5. Emily

    BP = Boy, Petulant!
    What is it that you won't come on & talk with Anderson?!

    (Anderson's willing to talk to you at any time of day, and you really could use all the air-time to get your word out...wow)

    June 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  6. Mary Ann

    The oil spil is devastating to the Gulf Coast and your coverage is appreciated. I would like to know though, why the men that are so convinced these other processes, i.e. Keven Costner's separator, do not just go to work and do what they say BP should be doing. If it's money let them bill BP after the fact and if BP balks the courts are available and as a guess would be sympatheatic. My deepest sympathy for those in the gulf no effected by this but their despair now will I think, be felt globally before this is over.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  7. Victoria Missouri

    EPA is all about the money.
    There are many solutions. Why must we continue talking about what isn't getting done. Engage all the possibilities we will come up with the money.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  8. Bob

    The scope of this disaster demands everything and every idea be examined and at least tried. This catastrophe is of such a huge magnitude not anotehr second can be wasted. THIS is the issue Obama needs to be focused on until it is resolved.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  9. Kathryn_PlymMtg_PA

    Anderson, you certainly have a talent for cutting to the chase. Thank you for you dedication. Someone has to get the facts to all of us and let us assimilate them.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  10. GReg

    From the program, the State of Louisiana apparently moved some cleaning equipment to the shore to embarrass BP into using it for the clean-up. Why can't the State of Louisiana just use it themselves and do some of the clean-up?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  11. Sue R. Canton Mi.

    My heart goes out to the people who have lost their jobs due to this awful disaster. Just the thought of going to bed every night knowing that the beautiful gulf is being destroyed and that they don't have a job,,plus worries about how your going to feed your family and keep a roof over their head has to cause emotional trama.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  12. Helen

    Anderson, maybe the CEO of BP words from 7 am to 7:30 am. He is too tired worrying about wanting his life back that he cannot work all day.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  13. Tony Sheppard

    I think the Obama administration is acting "stupidly".......to coin the phrase!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  14. Elizabeth

    hi everyone, seems to me its time everyone accepted that BP or any other private company is not going to do anything for the people and a solution outside of corporate america was found... surely if a team of engineers not on big oils payroll were wrapping their heads about this there would be a solution by now. probably wouldn't be profitable for BP but as long as you're avoiding offending them you might as well accept that a bigger disaster is on the way.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  15. Elizabeth Key Largo ,FL

    Where is the Help and when are they going to get here?????

    June 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  16. jeremy

    bp needs to help more and shut up.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  17. Kate - Canada

    Oh BP why wouldn't you want to talk to Anderson? Maybe because you have something to hide?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  18. Lisa in Louisville",

    This is so sickening! The execs at BP have to be the most selfish, uncaring, liars I have ever had the displeasure to watch. I don't think anyone can "keep them honest," except maybe the crew at CNN.

    Food poisoning? I think not.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  19. paul smith

    My suggestion is that the President should start closing every B P... gas ....station in America. Maybe that would get them moving .start holding them accountable. shut down any other oil wells in America or on any coast around the us..........

    June 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  20. Kate

    Yeah, I do personally find it both antagonizingly annoying and commicable at the lack of seriousness being taken in handling such as widespread and "growing" disaster, and the fact that BP is not staying accountable is absurd. As a college bound student moving to Florida in the fall, preparing for a degree in the marine sciences something like this truly boggle my mind. Whether it is footing the bill or taking the steps necessary to clean up this mess BP needs to be doing something proactive!!!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  21. Tim

    What will it take to get people off their duff and take action.It is sad to see what is happening before our eyes. My heart goes out to the people whose life is being impacted. In the end we all will be impacted but the impact on the people living and working in the gulf is a tragedy or epic proportion.

    The President needs to take the lead and make changes and put people in place are going to get things done. We have to many thinkers and not enoug doers.

    Take action today, not tomorrow and not next week. Actions has to be taken now.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  22. Wayne Allen

    Hello everyone,

    I work for an oilfield company and this spill makes me sick. If this was to happen on the main land. This would have be resolved already. If you look at the videos that BP shows, they have cut the pipe why not take the the rest of the flange off and put a new riser pipe on it and let it flow directly into a barge, this is not brain surgery, they are just dragging it out.

    Question I would like to know is how someone can volunteer to go down and help out? I have 4 weeks vacation and would be glad to go and help out.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  23. Ed

    Why can't they put the oil separation systems to work in the marshes. Why do they need to wait for BP's money. Start cleaning and stop waiting–if you have the equiptment use it and worry about getting reinbursed later rather then watch the marshes being ruined.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  24. Ilona- Olympia, WA

    Good evening to everybody...

    I am without words how this disaster can go on like that.
    The pressure from our government need to be increased on BP, they should not be able to get away with lies and folding their hands in their laps while the carpet of oil is getting bigger.
    Do it...now and not in weeks and months to come.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  25. Daniel

    It is very strange that the Govt. , the EPA, the local govt. , all seem to be only waiting, not acting, not actually doing anything...

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  26. Kim

    Enough about the BP CEO...when is the Obama going to take better control? CLEARLY BP is not getting it done. Clearly no one respects this CEO...enough. What is the federal government doing???

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  27. Colin

    How sad... A company with this much money and strength causes this and then denies responsibility of so many aspects. Shame on you Bp -this is our food source you are playing with.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  28. john

    I heard the Dutch have some monster size skimmers that cleaned up a big slick in Spain ,is BP going to have these in the Gulf or not ?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  29. Terry

    Why is BP not monitoring and responding to oil on the surface. Why when large drifts of oil are reported through out the gulf is BP not required by law to immediately skim or absorb the oil.

    Thank you.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  30. Rose From Muscoy, Calif

    Hi Anderson...great show! Sorry for these people and wildlife.

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

    The estimated gallons leaked # being displayed is like a milli-second meter...i dont want to look at that # – its plainly scary

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  32. Luis Felipe Torres

    Government in general Federal & State should and must take over this task instead of BP, moreover BP executives should be taken under custody and arrested for breaking the federal & state laws, lying to the world from day one....let's make a great example to the world and to all of these domestic and international companies, which have been doing these kind of damage to all of us behind close doors all over the world.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  33. Dr. Greg Booth

    Anderson, Thank you for your coverage of the BP oil spill. I have met briefly with Billy Nungesser and provided information to him on a technology called PowderSorb. PowderSorb will clean up the marshes, it will ABSORB the crude oil and remain floating and remove the oil from contact with the marsh environment. I am ready to come and demonstrate the technology......we are a Louisiana based (Baton Rouge) company with a truly viable (highly implementable, and highly effective) product that will provide traction in this horrible mess. We are a professional company that evaluates technologies for environmental remediation every day!! This is a true solution...please help us get this to the table. We have contacted everyone we know to contact in the state of LA and with BP.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  34. William

    I have been following this story since the beginning. I am not suprised about how things are going. My thought is that we have been attacked by another Country. BP is not an American company. This disaster was caused by a non us company on US soil and therefore BP has no incentive to try and clean this mess up or care about those who have been affected.

    This administration is lacking in its efforts to step in and take control of this situation. This is "Now" a disaster and the Federal Government should have stepped in weeks ago and took control. Once again BP has not real desire to do any more than they have.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  35. Gretchen, New Orleans, LA

    Rita, your frustration with BP and the government and Bp has only begun. I pray they get their act together to save the beaches in Florida

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  36. Kristin

    The marsh is dead.....enough said! That's the reality. Well said Billy!!!!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  37. Shannon

    Good evening!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  38. William, Valdosta Georgia

    Thanks Anderson for your great coverage of this issue. I hope you stay and keep a spotlight on this issue until the leak stops. Billy Nungasser is doing a great job trying to protect his parish and my heart goes to him. I cannot believe this is happening in our country. With all the unemployment in this country, you think Obama would send people to Louisiana to clean up the spill similar to what FDR did during the depression. Put people to work. I cannot believe BP was allowed to drill a well that deep and they did not have a back up plan in case something like this happened. Where were the regulators? Obama needs to step up and bring the White House to Louisiana. He needs to be in Louisiana until this leak stops. After this spill, BP is finished as a company in the US.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  39. Anna

    My stomach is turning and my heart is aching and I'm getting more and more angry over this oil spill. What is the best way for my voice to be heard by the President or BP or whoever to force the clean-up immediately??? And if BP won't do it, at what point can we force them to step aside and get others in there to do the job?

    What can I do to help?

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  40. tyler

    This is absolutely disgusting. BP needs to clean up their act and our ocean.To destroy our environment and then fain self pity is despicable, sham on you.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  41. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Diane,
    many people had it. I think more than dozen people got sick.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  42. Judith Krauss

    There is a company in WPB, FL who has an environmentally safe powder which soaks up oil which can then be separated from the powder so the powder can be used again. WPTV in WPB did a live demo at the beginning of May with representatives of the Coast Guard present (and they were impressed) and a sample was sent to BP on May 5th and still nothing. This would be a perfect choice for the marshes! Can't someone get in touch with WPTV (the NBC affiliate here) and get the name of the company and call them and just get the product? I live in Delray Beach and we're next.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  43. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Tracy Brown – Canada, "So, they are trying to get as many creative minds together from different disciplines to try to come up with some new ideas."

    That should have been done a long time ago.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  44. Aaron

    I watched a video put out by the Texas Land Commission where they used Microbes that eat crude oil and clean up water Fast. Why isn't this being used now to clean up the oil?

    Use the Microbes!!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  45. Valerie Krenz

    Quit waiting for BP to clean for this mess, quit pointing fingers, get t cleaned up and bill the goverment and BP. Use the oil water seperator, don't just let it sit waiting for BP

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  46. Francine

    Since BP seems incapable of cleaning up this massive oil spill perhaps it is time to bring huge amounts of volunteers to the area for cleanup and for the government to start criminal proceedings against BP. This oil spill is killing wildlife, plants, the entire marsh area and the livelihoods of so many people. New Orleans and the Gulf should not have to be hit by a man-made disaster of such magnitude. Katrina was mother nature. This oil spill should have been prevented and BP's response is outrageous.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  47. Chuck - Ohio

    Boycott BP! Anyone that spends a nickle there should be ashamed.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  48. eduard from jacksonville fl

    It's All About $$$$ While they sit around they going to loose $$ and people are going go broke who survive on shirmp etc...

    June 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  49. Maggie

    Why is it BP is not being penalized for this horrible disaster they've created? What is Obama doing to help with the marshes that are being lost in Louisianna? Someone needs to help.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  50. Mary

    i want to see boat loads of people cleaning , actions speaks louder than words , pres needs to physical force bp to clean up , physical force !

    June 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
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