Dear President Obama,
We, the undersigned, urge that tankers be stationed in deepwater just off West Florida's Continental Shelf at areas where oil is most likely to enter. These tankers would be used as pump-out facilities for smaller vessels. Appropriately fitted tankers can also pump up enormous amounts of oil. Skimmers, commercial, and recreational boats should intercept oil as it up-wells along the shelf. Flexibility is Key. We cannot wait. We need tankers now and get the oil before it gets us.