See that kid with the pail and shovel? He’s probably with al-Qaeda. Heck, maybe the FBI sent him to terrorist training camp, as this guy claims they did him. And keep in mind that along the Gulf Coast, the authority of British Petroleum supersedes that of the federal government, as noted here.
PENSACOLA BEACH – If you’re going to the Gulf Islands National Seashore this weekend don’t plan on building sand castles.
The feds says BP workers can’t dig more than 6 inches in the sand to look for oil…. and as Channel 3′s Dan Thomas found out…You can’t either.
Dan Thomasemail@example.com: “We had come out here to the National Park to show you just what exactly is in the sand, lower than 6 inches. We wanted to use the shovel and give you a look but apparently, that’s illegal.”
BP has machines ready to go that can dig down to 18 inches… A quick look at the manual operation and you can clearly see there’s oil well below the 6 inch limit.
But that’s about all we can show you because in the midst of doing this story, this happened.
Pat Gonzales/ US Fish and Wildlife: “You don’t have a permit to do this.”
A man claiming to be with US Fish and Wildlife stopped us to say it’s illegal dig in the sand.
Read more at WEAR-TV.