$40,000 civil penalty, class D felony
Deep Horizon Response Unified Command website has the following announcement:
NEW ORLEANS – The Captains of the Port for Morgan City, La., New Orleans, La., and Mobile, Ala. , under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, has established a 20- meter safety zone surrounding all Deepwater Horizon booming operations and oil response efforts taking place in Southeast Louisiana.
Vessels must not come within 20 meters of booming operations, boom, or oil spill response operations under penalty of law.
The safety zone has been put in place to protect members of the response effort, the installation and maintenance of oil containment boom, the operation of response equipment and protection of the environment by limiting access to and through deployed protective boom.
In areas where vessels operators cannot avoid the 20-meter rule, they are required to be cautious of boom and boom operations by transiting at a safe speed and distance.
Violation of a safety zone can result in up to a $40,000 civil penalty. Willful violations may result in a class D felony.
(Bolding is mine)
As reports grow of reporters being delayed or stopped and questioned, denied timely access to beaches, police and Homeland Security personel giving BP security personnel information on reporters, this is something to watch carefully.
“As reports grow of reporters being delayed or stopped and questioned, denied timely access to beaches, police and Homeland Security personel giving BP security personnel information on reporters, this is something to watch carefully.”
Just like Bush did in NOLA after Katrina. BwaHaHa
best to ignore CoRev, but
20 meters is not very far.
and i have personally run off reporters who wanted to watch my crew work on the highway. the last thing you need when doing a dangerous job is some dumb civilian wandering around getting in the way and distracting people.
that said, i’d keep an eye on the bastards too.
You forgot Bush’s use of Blackwater mercenary soldiers.
Blackwater in the US is just any other rent-a-mall-cop. Get a grip.
Islam will change