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Date of Issue: August 01, 2010

Joe Bird - No oil here

Joe bird - no oil here

To download the Joe bird logo for use on your own website, blog or in print use one of the links below then right click on the resulting image and select "SAVE AS" to save it to your computer.You can also copy and paste the letter to the editor below and send it to your local paper's Opinions page.

Dear Friend, Editor

News alert: Oil-free guarantee

Quick: Alert the worldwide media that not all of Florida is devastated by the oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

They’re killing us.

Send them a map with a big green pin on Tampa Bay and Anna Maria Island, just a smidgen to the south, along with a screaming, bright sticky note that says, “NO OIL.”

BP’s spilling oil, and hurrah for stopping the leak. But CNN is white-washing us in calamity.

It is costing every manner of business here a loss of revenue every time it broadcasts the broadest-possible oil swath in the Gulf of Mexico without saying — Hey, it’s not affecting the entire Gulf!

Yep. No oil. And there hasn’t been any oil in our near or distant waters — not for more than 340 miles. No oily birds. No tar balls. No sheen on the water.

But we surely are painted with the broadest possible oily brush.

Now we’re not saying to put a happy face on the news broadcasters, but somehow responsible news media need to isolate the problem — it’s a very large Gulf — and be clear and specific about the areas affected by the oil spill.

It may be the worst-ever environmental disaster for the United States, but our beaches are no more affected by the oil in the Gulf than the Chicago lakefront or Long Island’s shoreline. Except economically.

And that wouldn’t likely be the case if there were clarity in the news.

So we’re suggesting you beat the drums — call, write, facebook, twitter — our good news: We’re oil free. Because no matter how ridiculous it sounds, people around the world believe the entire Gulf of Mexico and all the surrounding shores are in ruins, covered with oil.

We guarantee it — no oil on Anna Maria Island.

ADD YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS HERE and pass this letter along to friends, editors, hometown newspapers, anyone who will listen.

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The Islander - BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Anna Maria Island

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Panhandle’s loss is Island’s gain | Full Story...

Polls: U.S. public informed on spill | Full Story...

Storms stir questions | Full Story...

Island fishing captains hope for tourist boom | Full Story...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Flyover team looks for oil | Full Story...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hands joined for clean energy, clean waters | Full Story...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

NOAA expands closed fishing area | Full Story...

Island catching tourists from northern Gulf | Full Story...

Anti-drilling demo planned | Full Story...

Hundreds assemble for oil spill meeting | Full Story...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Locals wish for oil to stay away | Full Story...

Feds expand closed fishing area | Full Story...

Mangroves specialist proposes filters to fight oil | Full Story...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lawyers seek to unite fishers in BP battle | Full Story...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

 Commercial fishers to meet | Full Story...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spill spurs summer season concerns | Full Story...

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