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Hatchery one step closer to reality

Hatchery one step closer to reality

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard announced yesterday in Panama City that several Florida Panhandle counties are slated for about $90 million worth of early restoration projects to address areas impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill. A total of 28 [...]

No fraud at BP claim center in Mobile, Ala.

BP charged last month that it had evidence of fraud at the claims office in Mobile, Ala. David Welker, a former FBI supervisor hired by claims administrator Patrick Junea, said in a letter last week that his investigation found no evidence of fraud in any of the claims handled by the employee, who [...]

RESTORE meeting theme: environmental and economic sustainability

RESTORE meeting theme: environmental and economic sustainability

By Jessica Forbes During Monday’s meeting of the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee, the committee heard from three experts in cultural and environmental specialties and continued to discuss the mechanics of the eventual application and evaluation process for local projects seeking [...]

Australian version of 60 Minutes looks at the health catastrophe caused by BP using dispersants in 2010 (Video)

Australian version of 60 Minutes looks at the health catastrophe caused by BP using dispersants in 2010 (Video)

In the summer of 2010, BP used Corexit oil dispersants to make the catastrophe look less severe, but little was known at the time about the long-term environmental effects of the chemicals used. Subsequent studies have shown that the chemicals increased the toxicity of the spill by as much as 52 [...]

The Endless List of BP Crimes (VIDEO)

Last weekend, I did an interview for Ring of Fire on the BP spin machine. The corporate-controlled media has let BP off the hook, not just for their crimes in the Gulf of Mexico, but for their crimes all over the country. But we aren’t willing to give the company a free pass for killing [...]

BP fraud toll-free number hijacked

BP fraud toll-free number hijacked

The fraud hotline that BP has been advertising in the Pensacola News Journal and other daily newspapers along the Gulf Coast has been hijacked by protestors upset the British oil giant for not paying legitimate claims as the result of the 2010 BP oil disaster that dumped over 200 million gallons of [...]

BP CEO wants to get back to business as usual. Not so fast, Dudley

BP CEO wants to get back to business as usual. Not so fast, Dudley

BP CEO Robert Dudley laments what he sees as public hatred for oil companies in the United States and claims other nations love the oil industry. He said that he expected to have the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the oil spill behind them by now, but blames the British oil giant's troubles on [...]

Revenge of the BP Barbies

Revenge of the BP Barbies

In the weeks after Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010, but before the oil and tar balls began washing ashore, BP sent out into the coastal communities of the Gulf Coast an army of young, female marketing reps to handle the scared, angry mobs of locals worried about their businesses and [...]

Study Finds Toxic Metal Concentrations in Gulf Whales Are Likely the Highest In the World

Study Finds Toxic Metal Concentrations in Gulf Whales Are Likely the Highest In the World

The sperm whales of the Gulf of Mexico have higher levels of chromium and nickel in their systems than sperm whales found anywhere else in the world, according to the preliminary analysis of Operation Toxic Gulf, a joint venture between Ocean Alliance and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. This [...]

BP wants to suspend claims, sets up hot line

BP asked a federal judge late Tuesday to order that all payments from its Gulf oil spill civil settlement be suspended until an independent investigation by former FBI Director Louis Freeh of the claims administrator’s office is concluded. Read more. Also Raw Story reports that BP has set up [...]

Commissioner Robinson featured by Florida Trend

Florida Trend magazine has interview with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson, who is also the chairman of the Gulf Consortium which represents 23 Florida gulf coast counties slated to receive millions of dollars in compensation for damages resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil [...]

Interview: Dr. E. Faye Williams, National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women

Interview: Dr. E. Faye Williams, National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women

By Jessica Forbes Dr. E. Faye Williams, National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women, visited Pensacola last weekend as part of her work to raise awareness of the number of unpaid claims and the continuing impacts of the 2010 BP Oil Spill. Williams’ visit to Pensacola for the [...]

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