“I hope we haven’t messed up something for a long time,” says Calvin King from Stapleton. He is making just his third trip to Fort Morgan for a little fishing.
“We’ve had a lot of fishing but not much catchin,” he says with a chuckle. He was here before the oil arrived and he’s here now that BP says the oil is gone.
But we found oil, all over the place. Weathered tar balls and tar patties in the water and on the beach.
“I’ve seen a few but not like I had expected,” says Taffy Hooser visiting from Indiana. So far she likes what she sees. What she doesn’t like is the moratorium being lifted that will allow deepwater drilling to resume. “I think they should stop the deep shore drilling it’s really killing a beautiful land.”
King on the other hand thinks it’s fine but he warns, they better be careful. “That was negligence when they got out there. There was a lot of things that they were suppose to do that they didn’t do and mandated to do but they just didn’t do it.”
He says it all comes down to money. “They tried to save money and it cost them a lot more.”
See video here: http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/article/oil-remains-at-fort-morgan/1078918/Oct-12-2010_6-47-pm/
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