Skip

Who is the senator who was very vocal about getting access to the live feed of the BP oil spill in the Gulf?
June 30, 2010 12:42 PM   Subscribe

Who is the senator who was very vocal about getting access to the live feed of the BP oil spill in the Gulf?

I'm trying to help a few friends who are journalists (as well as help myself when the time comes) who are having issues getting access to beaches and other areas in LA damaged by the spill. I'm trying to figure who in congress to call to complain about limited access who might have a sympathetic ear.
posted by photoslob to Law & Government (7 answers total)
 
I think it's Bill Nelson.
posted by punchtothehead at 12:49 PM on June 30, 2010


Pretty sure it was Representative Edward Markey (D-MA).
From some blog


He hosted the feed on his own website.
posted by WickedPissah at 12:52 PM on June 30, 2010


It was actually Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) who was the person demanding that BP "make a live video feed from the source of the leak continuously available to the public."
posted by ericb at 12:54 PM on June 30, 2010


BTW -- check out this article about the illegality of preventing journalists access to the beaches: Uniformed Cops on BP Payroll? Enter the ACLU.

Mentioned in the article: Marjorie Esman is the executive director of the ACLU & ACLU Foundation of Louisiana exposing the First Amendment violation. They should also contact her -- (504) 522-0617 ||(866) 522-0617.
posted by ericb at 1:03 PM on June 30, 2010


You guys rock! Thank you so much.
posted by photoslob at 1:07 PM on June 30, 2010


Just in case anyone stumbles into this thread looking for info I wanted to let you know that Katie Schwartzmann (kschwartzmann@laaclu.org) of the ACLU is spearheading the effort to get press rules clarified regarding access in the areas affected by the spill in LA.
posted by photoslob at 5:20 PM on July 1, 2010


In related news: Photographer detained by police, BP employee.
posted by ericb at 6:40 PM on July 4, 2010


« Older So, a website that I need to v...   |  Electronic musicians: help a b... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.


Post