"PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. -- Waste Management on Wednesday began dumping oil-coated materials from Mississippi coast beaches into the Pecan Grove landfill, which it is permitted to do, but which is an activity local officials are against.
"Jimmy Buffett says Gulf Coast residents have every right to be mad about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but he's hoping a free beach concert will help lift spirits. Buffett and his band will play Sunday on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., which has been sporadically hit by oil for weeks. The show was originally set for last week but had to be postponed because of bad weather from Hurricane Alex. Instead, he gave an impromptu free show at his sister's waterfront restaurant in Gulf Shores last Wednesday." The AP had the story July 6, 2010.
PENSACOLA BEACH -- "Gulf coast beaches, normally packed on Independence Day, were quiet on Sunday as workers cleaned up tar balls from BP's leaking oil well while the company was reported to be taking steps to ward off potential takeover bids." Sharon Reich reports for Reuters July 4, 2010.
"Yesterday, I contacted a friend of mine, C.S. Muncy, who is a photojournalist currently raising all kinds of hell down in southern Louisiana.
C.S.'s original goal was to gain access to some of the areas being guarded by BP contractors and deemed 'off limits' to reporters, but yesterday he, along with Save Our Shores's Judson Parker, made an unexpected discovery.
They believe that BP has been dumping sand on the beaches in order to cover up oil. You can view some video Judson shot of the beach over here."
Allison Kilkenny reports for Huffington Post July 1, 2010.