By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — There is apparently still a gap between what BP is saying publicly about media access to oil spill sites and what on-scene workers are hearing from their superiors, and what they are telling journalists trying to report from public beaches.
BP chief Tony Hayward is on record as saying cleanup workers are free to speak with the press, but this embedded video clip from WDSU television shows that some supervisors apparently haven’t taken that message to heart. Watch and decide for yourself.
Meanwhile, U.S. Coast Guard Commander Thad Allen has made it very clear that “no contractor, civilian employee or other responder involved in the Deepwater Horizon/MC 252 response has the authority to dency media access to operations (unless) their presence is in violation of an existing law or regulation, violates the written site safety plan for the area or interferes with effective operations.”
Here’s the memo from Allen:
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