‘BP Disaster’ Archives
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 governments to talk with experts who have investigated [...]
by IN South Alabama correspondent Dawn Butler.. About the size of Pensacola Beach is Dauphin Island, Alabama, where the oil first came ashore in our neck of the woods. Tar balls, the TV meteorologists turned oilologists, call them. Alabama Governor Bob Riley said he would block Mobile Bay with [...]
I've been highly critical of the British Petroleum local community outreach because the BP reps here have no knowledge, no technical expertise and no authority. Most have only worked for BP for a few days or a couple of weeks. So why are they so important to BP? Because they and the BP community [...]
New Release: People Protecting Animals & Their Habitats – PATH Inc. – is calling on British Petroleum and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to release additional information on the effects to wildlife and wildlife habitats of the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. On May 10, Associated Press ran [...]
The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival in Gulf Shores has officially announced that environmental activists Erin Brockovich, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy and Sierra Club Board President Allison Chin will participate in public panel discussion and press conferences at the festival on at 3 p.m. [...]
The Daily Drilling Report reveals what may have caused the explosion. According to BP, “before, during or after the cement job, an undetected influx of hydrocarbons entered the wellbore.” In other words, there was a breach somewhere in well integrity that allowed methane gas and possibly [...]
Rob Williams of "News"Radio 1620 interviewed Congressman Jeff Miller on his radio show. Miller: They continue to be able to skim more oil off the surface than is leaking. That is a good thing. RW: Get ahead of it in other words Miller: In the very beginning they weren't able to do that [...]
Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce Inquiry into the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Coast Oil Spill Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations gave a opening statement yesterday that points out BP, Haliburton and Transocean have been less than honest about the Deepwater [...]
WJHG reports: Escambia Sheriff's Office deputies learned Tuesday that about 3,400 feet of orange oil containment boom is missing from the south end of the Bob Sikes Bridge on Pensacola Beach. Read more.
Garbage, fire, nuclear bomb explosion—these are possible solutions to stop the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? The Daily Beast looks at 11 of the most out-there ideas proposed so far. Read more. They even look at Capt. Randy Cudd's peat moss suggestion.
IN reporter Ryne Ziemba called the 1-800 hot lines that British Petroleum has listed in its website for people seeking information and help regarding the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. To report oiled or injured wildlife, call 1-866-557-1401 Answered by contractor Volunteer Specialty – [...]
by Sean Boone Behind the Scenes of an Environmental Disaster Since the Transocean-owned Deepwater Horizon oil rig ignited on April 20, killing 11 people and placing the entire Gulf Coast at risk for economic and environmental fallouts, the potential damage that could be inflicted is greater [...]