Idahoans will get their opportunity to show support for coastal communities impacted by the Gulf oil spill, considered by many as the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history.
Saturday, June 26, citizens across the globe will take part in Hands Across the Sand. Here in the Treasure Valley, the event will take place near the Boise River. The local chapter of the Sierra Club is asking participants to meet at 11 a.m. in Ann Morrison Park near the Underaid/Boise Rock School Youth Stage at this weekend's Boise Rec Fest.
Meanwhile, as of this morning, more than 240 lawsuits have been lodged against British Petroleum, citing BP's responsibility for the tragedy. A U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is expected to meet in Boise on Tuesday, July 29, to consider how best to combine many of the existing lawsuits.
High seas and rough winds are forecast for today in the Gulf region, posing a new threat. The national hurricane center says a low pressure system in the Caribbean is moving Northwest and could possibly develop into a tropical cyclone.