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Posted Fri May 21 2010: from Mother Jones:
Breaking: Oil Makes Landfall, Cops Blocking Beaches, MoJo on the Scene
This morning she headed down to the area where, according to online maps, oil from the BP fiasco was headed. Wherever she turned, she found sheriff's deputies blocking the beach access roads--until she hit a beach at Grand Isle, and literally stepped into the mess. Here's what unfolded in her tweetstream: Has oil made landfall in port fourchon, LA? Can't look, bc cops turned us around at bridge to beach. about 3 hours ago Oil just hit land in grand isle. Blobs completely covering this shore. about 2 hours ago Governor's helicopters are flying overhead. about 1 hour ago These vacationers say there was no oil earlier today; this shit all just started washing up, and it's already everywhere. about 1 hour ago 5 sheriff's cars have arrived. No pics allowed, no more access to elmer's island. 27 minutes ago
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