Gulf Oil Spill Reaches Mississippi
Large hunks of thick crude from the BP oil spill washed ashore on a Mississippi beach for the first time Sunday.
The town victimized was Ocean Springs, a quaint, tree-canopied, artists'-village-of-a-place just east across the bridge from Biloxi.
More than 100 Ocean Springs residents showed up with rubber gloves, pails and shovels along two tourist beaches, hoping to clean up the gooey tar.
Gov. Haley Barbour says he's pressing BP and federal officials to increase resources in Mississippi, where oil has reached the shoreline and continues to flow into the waters around barrier islands.
"While command and control of on-water resources has improved, it must get much better and the amount of resources to attack the oil offshore must be greatly increased," Barbour said in an e-mailed statement.