The BP oil spill continues to wreak havoc int he Gulf Coast, with reports earlier this week focusing on the immediate danger of oil surfacing on the white sand beaches in Pensacola, Florida. This touchdown makes Florida the fourth state to be affected by the spill.
No longer a probability, white balls of tar washed up on the beaches in Northern Florida June 4, as engineers adjusted the containment cap.
The state of Florida will suffer a major financial loss, as their tourism industry takes the hit. One Pensacola realtor proposed that BP host a benefit concert help draw in tourists and financially aid the thousands of families who depend on the tourist industry as their main source of income.
At this time, BP has not responded to the community’s call for help. With everything else they have on their mind as they continue trying to contain the spill, it will likely be a long time before they start thinking about the impact this spill has on the environment and industries like Florida tourism.
In related news, film director, James Cameron, offered BP the use of his underwater manned vehicles. It’s not certain how Cameron expected BP might be able to use the underwater vehicles, but the corporation refused his offer, resulting in Cameron calling them morons.