Oil well “capped,” Coast Guard will let journalists into “safety zones”

Coast Guard Changes Its Mind About Media Access to Safety Zones
by Marian Wang

Two weeks after it issued new rules requiring journalists to apply for access to cleanup operations [1], the Coast Guard has changed its mind about the 65-foot “safety zones.”

It’s now changing the procedures to allow for more media access, after several news organizations [2] protested the rule’s restrictions on reporting. The public, however, continues to face the same restrictions.

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