As Oil Hits Florida Panhandle Beach, India Pauses on Drilling

Florida Gov. Charlie Christ and staffers inspect boom near Pensacola.GreenTracker| With a six-foot-long oil sheen spotted “close to the beach if not right on the beach” near Pensacola, tourism officials on Thursday pulled an advertising campaign proclaiming the “Coast is Clear”. 

Florida officials understand now that their coastline won’t be spared the hardships of BP’s Gulf Oil spill.

The WSJ is tracking the disaster not only in the Gulf but in India. Halfway around the world R.S. Sharma, the chairman of India’s largest explorer, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., said the gulf accident will have a “huge negative impact on industry’s offshore activities” and prove to be a “gamechanger.” via WSJ.