from Science Blogs - Journalists who come too close to oil spill clean-up efforts without permission could find themselves facing a $40,000 fine and even one to five years in prison under a new rule instituted by the Coast Guard late last week.
It's a move that outraged observers
have decried as an attack on First Amendment rights.
And CNN's Anderson Cooper describes the new rules as making it "very easy to hide incompetence or failure."
Our? Coast Guard order states that "vessels must not come within 20 meters [65 feet] of booming operations, boom, or oil spill response operations under penalty of law."
But since "oil spill response operations" apparently covers much of the clean-up effort on the beaches, CNN's Anderson Cooper describes the rule as banning reporters from "anywhere we need to be."
So we now know BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT:
that the Coast Guard, now working as a branch of BEE PEE private security, and that the price of the death of the GULF OF MEXICO, And the death of all the sealife includes, YOUR First AMMENDMENT, and your right to know, what the POLLUTERS ARE UP TO, because their private security guards we might call them BLACKWATER... is now composed of what we used to call the
Cause they aren't guarding you, former swimmer and former fishermen and women. They're out there to protect OUR CORPORATE OVERLORD$!