July 8th, 2010
09:46 PM ET

Oil Outrage: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, Gulf locals speaking out. Oystermen, fishermen and others demanding to know why a company based in London and officials in Washington seem to be calling the the shots. Plus, see what's being done to make sure seafood from the Gulf is safe for you to eat.

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.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
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5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (174 Responses)
  1. Chi

    Good night Sanjay and AC360 team : )

    July 8, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Libby ~ Anchorage, Alaska

    Good night everyone !! Thank you again Dr. Gupta! :o)

    July 8, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Michele Harmon aka @seachele420

    We Need a Miracle here along the Gulf Coast For Sure.. Thanks again Mr. Cooper and Dr. Gupta for keeping the Oilspill in the media spotlight. When it seems others are begining to lose interest and turn away. Thank You

    July 8, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Sanjay, and bloggers Emily, Sree, Nicole, and Mike.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. John Freed

    Abby smiled when you showed her the photo of her daughter: are these people keeping her kids away just plain nuts not to let her children love her? My daughter had a cancer tumor in her upper spine at 9 months, given only a 15% survival factor, we took her home and within 30 minutes she smiled for the first time since her surgery. Long story, but she blessed our lives for nearly 6 more years. Get those kids to Mom and right away!!! Shame on that Dad and all his lawyers.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  6. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good night AC360Team and fellow bloggers.

    Looking forward to the updates on Haiti.
    There are so many people who need so much help.

    Stay safe everyone. Thanks Sanjay,,Good show tonight.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good for you Sanjay and Anderson you are going back to Haiti!
    People in the Gulf, AC 360 team will not forget the Gulf, I am sure of it!
    Good evening Jo Ann, Emily, David, Starr, Sree, Megan everyone!

    July 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Good night all. Have a great weekend!

    July 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  9. Barbarajean

    The lack of urgency in the response by our government and BP is very frightening. It just doesn't make sense to me. 80 days and we are no better off than if it were day one. Then you add the media blackout to the mix. That's not transparency to me... It makes you wonder what is going on, doesn't it?

    July 8, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I wonder if CNN has followed the money donated during the telethon. I would like to know how it is being used.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  11. deb williams

    such a sad story about Abby – what is in the best interest of the children The children should have been introduced on a regular basis to their mother, then there would not have been any shock ( which the father claims) at seeing her in her present condition.
    Young children are very accepting of many situations that make adults uncomfortable. However, i wonder if there is any real benefit for the children to "see" her , i think the benefit goes to the grandparents – a little like the schiavo case.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  12. Claudia

    Best of luck to all from the gulf- the rest of the country has not forgotten you! I hope for a miracle but fear the worst.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  13. David, Indiana

    It's surprising that someone is tasting the fish to test for contaminants.

    What kind of testing is there for a dispersant to be approved for use? There must be some kind of testing on sea life.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  14. Sharon Hastings

    This is such a tragic story about the brain injured mother. I think it boils down to what's best for the children, which if the mother was able to communicate I'm sure she'd agree. Perhaps the kids could wait a year or two more and then make a decision. I'm thinking the kids will want to see their mother and if they are a little older, they can better understand her condition.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  15. Mary

    @ Landau I am so sorry that is happening Louisianians should be hired to help first. I suspect that BP is finding people who will be loyal to their cover-up, just like they went to Houston for courts to hear the lawsuits coming as a result of their negligence.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  16. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Stringing someone along is in-humane. Let Abbie have some dignity. Pull the plug (when it's time).

    July 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  17. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Abbies story is so sad. I hope that her and her children will get to see each other. I dont understand or agree with the fact that shes not responsive that she cant see her children. Abbie is their mother.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  18. Nicole The Netherlands

    She should see her children. period

    July 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  19. Libby ~ Anchorage, Alaska

    The U.S. Supreme Court needs to change their ruling that says companies like BP are only liable – no matter what – to $75 million in payments. I realize they say they'll pay the $20 billion the President asked for, but the $75 million ruling needs to be changed!

    July 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  20. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Chi, "Please keep BP honest, AC360"

    I agree, but they need to keep the government honest as well.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  21. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Oh boy! When attorney's get involved in such a case, I am sure we all know who will win at the end!

    July 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  22. Michael

    we all or shold all know that bp is liable for oil spilled in $$$ per barrel and that the amount is calculated using the amount recovered – therefore the incentive is to recover as little as positive – this is parathenticle to saving life of the gulf – which is priceless –

    the monetary cost s/b based on estimating the total oil spilled – minus the amout which was recovered – which would make collect and confine as much oil as possible BP's incentive.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  23. Harold Horton

    Stop using Nalco's chemical until there is a test to make sure it is not endangering our fish and there habitats . Seems to me from what I have heard and read that Alaska suffered from it during Exxon Valdez spill.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
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