Alabama Says Stay out of the Water

Via the AP: Health officials: Beachgoers stay out of the water

Dr. Donald Williamson, Alabama’s state health officer, said Friday the advisory applies to all of Alabama’s beaches and the bay waters adjacent to Fort Morgan on the Baldwin County shore.

He said oil from the spreading BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico is visible at Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan on the eastern side of Mobile Bay, and it is anticipated to continue moving eastward.

Not exactly what the local economy needs…

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter