‘BP Disaster’ Archives
We asked Santa Rosa County PIO Joy Tsubooka about claims that have been paid. "It is my understanding that in Florida as of yesterday morning- I don't have any local numbers- BP has paid 543 claims for $107,000, which is a percentage of the amount of claims filed. Some are payments cash advances [...]
Yesterday, Transocean got U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison (Southern District of Texas) to suspend any cases against the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig because the company filed a request to limit its liability to $26.7 million. The Houston Chronicle reports British Petroleum, who is [...]
Liz "I'm not a technical person" Castro told State Sen. Dave Aronberg that BP has not rejected any claim for $5,000. Has anyone here received a check from BP yet? Email me if you or know someone who has.
....just ignore the men in the HAZMAT suits.
BTW: I am boycotting the EOC - a facility set up miles away from our beaches, a facility that was built to be a bomb shelter to withstand hurricanes, a facility with tight security to deal with the crises that surround a hurricane. Escambia County is treating the BP Oil Spill like a hurricane. It's [...]
State Senator Dave Aronberg, a Democratic candidate for Attorney General, was in town yesterday. He spent part of his day at the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center. Aronberg got to meet with British Petroleum's pretty face for Pensacola, Liz Castro. Castro told Aronberg that they had paid [...]
In all the media coverage and the BP spin, we can so easily lose sight that 11 people died in the April 20 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig: Jason Anderson, Aaron Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Stephen Curtis, Roy Wyatt Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Gordon Jones (M-I SWACO), Blair Manuel (M-I SWACO), [...]
According to Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center, "the Department of Defense’s Modular Aerial Spray System (MASS) aircraft flew multiple missions—dispensing the same dispersant chemicals being used by BP and federal responders. These systems are capable of covering up to 250 [...]
The story behind the BP community outreach centers and HAZMAT training:
Can history repeat itself? Will Americans again rise to overthrow an oppressor that has threatened their freedom and quality of life like they did at the Boston Tea Party. Despite what Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tell you, the oppressor isn't Barack Obama or the Democrat-controlled [...]
Past Experiences With BP May Point To Future Issues While Northwest Florida prepared for the over five million gallons of BP crude oil set to contaminate its beaches and waterways, the IN took a break from the endless series of press conferences by visiting politicians from our state and federal [...]
There is a pattern here. BP gets kudos in the media around the world for its community outreach efforts in the Florida Panhandle. County officials are told the BP will pay for everything. Then the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection rejects or delays approval of local plans to battle in the [...]
I spoke with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson this morning about his and Santa Rosa Commissioner Gordon Goodin's meetings with the Coast Guard and British Petroleum. Congressman Jeff Miller set up the meetings as part of the Gulf Coast/Washington trip for area leaders that lobbies [...]
The story of the BP Oil Spill is huge--with local, state, regional, national and international implications. I have dedicated my time, talents and newspaper to telling the truth behind this environmental, health and economic disaster. We are in a battle against a multi-billion dollar corporation [...]