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As oil hits more beaches, politicians make more waves

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/06/2010

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Richard Fausset and Jim Tankersley

"Reporting from Atlanta and Washington The effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill continued to spread eastward Sunday, leaving tar balls along the white beaches of the Florida Panhandle, while Washington lawmakers maneuvered through the tricky political currents of the unprecedented environmental disaster. "Navarre Beach was among several tourist-dependent west Florida towns where tar balls were reported Sunday and where cognitive dissonance reigned: Everyone knew that the oil had come and that millions more gallons were threatening offshore. But many tourists happily indulged in sand and surf anyway. "Caitlyn Blizzard, an assistant in the Santa Rosa County public information office, said that despite the official report of tar balls, she walked Navarre Beach on Sunday morning and saw nothing but blue water and pearly sand." Read on...
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"As oil hits more beaches, politicians make more waves", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2010. Consulté le 23/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/as-oil-hits-more-beaches-politicians-make-more-waves