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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:36 AM
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Gulf Coast Fishermen Challenge US Government Over Dispersants

http://www.truth-out.org/gulf-coast-fishermen-challenge...


Commercial fishing communities in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida have united to demand that local, state and federal agencies force BP to discontinue the use of toxic dispersants and conduct better testing before reopening fishing waters.

"We need to get our government to get a handle on this situation and shut down our fishing waters until they test for dispersants and get the use of dispersants stopped unless they can prove to us they are not harmful," Kathy Birren, a spokesperson for commercial fishermen in Florida, told Truthout. "We are seeing fish kills. They are covering this all up."

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"The government, both state and federal, is pushing to open all these fishing areas back up and say it is OK, but this is a load of shit," Guidry, who is from Lafitte, Louisiana, told Truthout. "It's not OK. They claim 75 percent of the oil is gone or accounted for, but there's still oil coming in. There is more oil in many of our bays, right now, than there has ever been."

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I belive the fishermen and women
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:39 AM
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1. It's a sad day fisherman losing their livelyhood have more concern for public health
than our paid public servants do.
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:08 AM
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