Despite tar balls in sand, Pensacola beaches are ‘open for business’

The World

There seems to be some progress under the ocean at the Gulf of Mexico’s spill site, where a newly installed containment cap is capturing a portion of the gushing oil. On the water’s surface, however, the inexorable spread of oil is making its way as far east as Pensacola, Florida, where it is threatening lives and livelihoods across the Gulf coast.

For more on how the oil is making its way to Florida’s shores in the form of tar balls, and how it’s affecting local prospects, we’re joined by Mike Wiggins, the Mayor of Pensacola, and Patricia Mazzei, reporter for The Miami Herald.

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