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Bayou Seafood OK For Now

May 27, 2010

Today IN spoke with Cliff Hall, one of the owners of the New Orleans Fish House Inc., which distributes locally to seafood restaurants. Hall says that despite fishing closures in his area and across the western…

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Buzz: More tar balls

May 27, 2010

I got an text message saying the number of tar balls found on Pensacola Beach is 150, not 100. I love how the spin is that they aren’t from BP….if they aren’t, then we’ve got a…

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Black death: Wildlife death toll mounts

May 27, 2010

Washington Post: The official count of the spill so far: 440 birds, 393 of them dead, the rest captured alive. Dozens more turtles and dolphins have been found dead; scientists are still conducting tests to determine…

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We could be in trouble

May 27, 2010

Weather Channel stormchaser Jim Cantore says, “Unless a hurricane comes in from the west or you have a very strong southwest front come through (the Gulf), that oil’s not coming here. Not this time of year.”…

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Federal judge modifies order on Transocean

May 27, 2010

U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison issued earlier an injunction stopping all lawsuits against Transocean related the Deepwater Horizon explosion that were filed outside of the Southern District of Texas. The injunction also included language that barred…

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One view from London

May 27, 2010

I’ve asked friends to find how their friends in Europe view the BP oil disaster. Here is one email that was shared with me: It’s being portrayed principally in the sense of being a tremendous ecological…

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Updated: Top Kill Succeeds

May 27, 2010

So far so good on “Top Kill”…Update…It appears to have worked. LA Times: Thad Allen, who is coordinating the government response, says the well still has low pressure, but cement will be used to cap the…

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BP and Transocean argued before explosion

May 27, 2010

In a joint hearing held by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Minerals Management Service in Louisiana, Douglas Brown, Transocean’s chief mechanic on the rig, said that key representatives from both companies had a heated argument…

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Too much to think: Men died

May 27, 2010

I keep thinking about the families and friends of Blair Manuel and the other 10 men killed in April 20 explosion at Deepwater Horizon. They are learning that BP execs had determined what is the acceptable…

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Three Little Pigs Roundup

May 27, 2010

Three Little Pigs article is the most popular article on The Daily Beast. Fark.com (One of my favorite sites): Light-hearted “three little pigs”-themed internal BP memo argues that building blast resistant shelters for workers would cost…

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PR Spoof For BP

May 26, 2010

Earlier this week, a Twitter account surfaced that took the name of BP Global PR. CNN reported today that the oil giant is aware of the account, but was sure people would know it was not…

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Village Voice: “Outzen nailed it”

May 26, 2010

The Three Little Pigs has gone viral. The Village Voice has picked it on their website: Outzen nailed it, and not just with an enviable scoop that should be read far and wide: One has to…