June 3rd, 2010
10:01 PM ET

Attempt to Cap Oil Spill Underway: Join the Live Chat

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Right now, underwater robots are trying to attach the cap to the damaged well 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf. We'll have the breaking news developments tonight on 360°

Want more details on what we're 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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soundoff (401 Responses)
  1. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good evening...... AC and team and reporters. Emily, Megan, Starr, Jo ann, Gabriela, A Smith, Mike fS, Nancy everyone
    Anderson, april 30th, i expressed my great concern and worries on this blog..about the oil `spill`, I knew you could and would, but i am so sorry, so sorry that you now have to show us these pictures of these birds, this wildlife dying. The biggest nightmare thought would happen, has happened.

    But show them every day!!! let the world know!!!
    Show the suffering of these innocent animals!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  2. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    Happy birthday Anderson! Hope you had a good one. Those wildlife photos are heartbreaking. Talk about innocent bystanders. Not fair!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  3. Marleen, WI

    So sad seeing those poor helpless animals covered in oil and dying. It is just awful to see that.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  4. AnitaNYC

    so sad to see the birds you just showed. 🙁 what is our govt doing?
    BP should not be allowed to manage this disaster.

    Glad to see Anderson and CNN covering this extensively.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  5. Lesa - TN

    Evening all. Wow, I have nothing but pity for the birds in the gulf. I really hate to see their suffering and it makes me sad...........
    Wishing You a Happy Birthday AC!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  6. Joy Moran

    the birds are precious; please quit showing them dying!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  7. Elizabeth

    Shutting down all deep water rigs is like shutting down the whole automobile industry when Toyota was found to have safety violations

    June 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  8. Fran - Ca

    Hi Mr Cooper,

    Happy Birthday!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  9. Emily

    @Gayle McCauley,
    Seeing those birds soaked & drowning in oil, I remember when you suggested that they use hay to soak up the oil & it was added that feathers would also do the job...we are certainly seeing how the feathers 'soaks' up the oil! 🙁

    June 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  10. Soledad Gomez

    I nobody is out there purposely putting this stuff on a bunch of birds.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  11. Patricia

    Anderson the pictures of the birds covered in oil are heart wrenching. I am just sitting here wide eyed wandering how many more animals have to endure that awful awful predicament.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  12. Jason

    It looks like the cap is on fire... Whats going on with this? Is it going to be another failure.. ACK

    June 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  13. Samantha Rowley

    Diane: You pose a good question. I'm sure with the thickness of the oil mixture especially in the marshes, some of that wildlife is probably stuck underneath and at the bottom of the Gulf.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  14. Mary - Philadelphia

    There is fire around the cap, right? Is that what we're seeing?

    June 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  15. Cynthia, NC

    Good evening. The sight of the oil soaked birds is extremely upsetting and just sickening. I agree with Mr. Brinkley. BP needs to shut-the-heck-up, plug the oil leak, and clean up the Gulf Coast!

    Happy Birthday, Anderson! Thank you for your top-notch coverage of what is happening in the Gulf.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  16. Diane

    Are aerial dispersing agents being used off the coasts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle as they have been off the coast of Louisiana? If so, how close will these planes and the chemicals they are carrying come to beach communities in these areas?

    June 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  17. Gail Duncan

    Haven't been able to watch the news for a week for it hurts. Yes, I;m sensitive. Please tell me some good news. if it's your b-day, sorry you had to spend it witnessing this pain. Can't we search the globe for some one to help? I'm sure there is someone out there who can save our mother earth. Help! SOS

    June 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  18. Oz

    Glad to see you’re still in Louisiana! I thought you’d jet back home to New York and celebrate your birthday with family and friends while BP’s well gushed 200,000+ gallons of oil a day into the ocean. Clearly Hayward needs to learn how to accept responsibility and take a few pointers from you.

    Thanks for keeping a promise and oh yes, happy birthday!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  19. Chris Schneider

    the cap is on but i still see oil coming out....

    June 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  20. Kate - Canada

    Fingers crossed this cap works!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  21. Elizabeth

    I see the oil and tears enter my eyes. I love Louisiana and live 20 mins from the gulf. However, why is no one reporting about all the rigs being forced to shut down? We are all worried about how we are going to pay the bills!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  22. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Beautiful birds are all cover up in oil! This is not natural!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  23. Kim

    OMG the pictures are so disturbing..... sooooo sad!! Cap the friggin well!!!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  24. Paula, Colorado

    Hi–Happy Birthday!
    I hope you've had a great day, in spite of all the ongoing frustration over the oil spill.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  25. Timothy

    Where is the Humane Society of the US, the American Humane Association or God forbid PETA? Where are those bird lovers from the Audobon Society? Where are their volunteers?

    June 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  26. Emily

    Good evening Anderson (Happy Birthday!), 360 Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David, Isabel, Nicole, Nancy, & Bloggers!

    Those poor birds!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  27. Susan

    I believe that we should stop calling this an oil spill or leak and call it an oil disaster.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  28. Evan

    Hello Everyone

    June 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  29. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Happy Birthday Anderson!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  30. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Happy Birthday Anderson

    What a great coverage about the birds and wildlife? Thanks for bringing some of those birds suffering and trying to rescue them

    June 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Diane Berube Canada

    What about the wild life that isn't being found:(

    June 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  32. Samantha Rowley

    Good evening all...and Happy Birthday Anderson! (fellow Gemini)
    You're right, BP has to "make this right". Thanks for your continued coverage.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Phyllis

    Happy Birthday Anderson Cooper!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for reminding BP this is America and Americans can talk!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Kate - Canada

    @ Diane Berube Canada
    You are exactly right. Why not spend money on clean up? There's a fresh idea!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Monica M. Williams

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

    Louisiana is such an awesome place to be on your big day despite the current circumstances of the BP spill in the gulf.

    I wishing you the best : ) Keep those BP guys honest!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Good Evening Anderson, AC360 team, and fellow bloggers

    June 3, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Martina

    Hello everyone!
    Action speaks louder than words! SHOW us the money for LA

    June 3, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Diane Berube Canada

    They really need to be spending money on other things... ad's won't help them now.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Kate - Canada

    Happy Birthday Anderson

    June 3, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Kenya

    Those birds, dear God. 🙁 Please let that cap work!
    Hope you had a pleasant birthday today Anderson.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. It's great to be here with you all tonight. I sure hope this capping process does something positive. It would be great to hear anything going well in this crisis.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  42. Kate - Canada

    They cannot make this right! How are they going to restore the ecosystem? How are they going to bring all those dead animals back to life?

    June 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Karin Urban from Berlin/Germany

    Happy Birthday, Anderson!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Soledad Gomez

    Happy Birthday ! Happy Birthday !! Happy Birthday !!! We love you ! We love you !! We love you !!!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Brooke

    Oh, the pictures of the birds and wildlife suffocating in oil just makes me sick, sick, sick.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  46. Karen, MN

    Hi Anderson,

    Happy Birthday!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  47. Nancy in Oregon

    Good evening starr, Jo Ann, others. I hope your upcoming weekend will be a good one. Take care!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  48. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  49. Kate - Canada

    Evening everybody

    June 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  50. Diane Berube Canada

    Hello, Anderson Cooper, It is no doubt challenging to deal with all the well wishes while presenting such a dire story. Possibly, just some mental relief from the stress of all that is not happening down there. ~ Happy Birthday; I hope all your birthday wishes come true.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
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