Why aren’t skimmers working off our water?

Commissioner Grover Robinson said that the EOC press conference the helicopters and satellite images show that there are no skimmers off our shores, but there are several working in Mississippi and Alabama.

“The skimmers are stopping at the Florida state line,” said Robinson.

Lucia Bustamante, BP spokesperson, said that her report showed five skimmers working in Florida.

Robinson asked her if BP was giving a priority to the oil-producing states.

“No, the focus is the same,” said Bustamante. “The resources are available.” She explained BP is trying to balance the requests from several states.

I asked if there were any limitations in how the assets are being distributed. She said no.