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Grover has plan for BP ad dollars

Dear CFO Sink: I look forward to talking with you today at 3:00 pm EST. In advance of our phone conversation I would like to talk with you about the advertising dollars provided by BP. I would like to propose a fair and less arbitrary and political structure for the distributing those monies [...]

Aborted BP presentations

Aborted BP presentations

This is what the council stopped: PowerPoint: Staging Operations Booming strategies

Tempers flare at City Council

Tempers flare at City Council

The Pensacola City Council cut off BP Civic Affairs Director Liz Castro three pages into her PowerPoint presentation after the community liaison failed to answer simple question about the boom decontamination operation BP wants to establish at Pensacola Shipyards on Bayou Chico. Councilman Larry [...]

Nuclear option not feasible for BP Deepwater Horizon

Nuclear option not feasible for BP Deepwater Horizon

Over the weekend, I interviewed Dr. Ted Bourgoyne, LSU Professor Emeritus, petroleum engineering about Deepwater Horizon well. He said that he hadn't seen the so-called nuclear option ever used underwater. If BP tried to blow up and collapse the well, he fears it could make matters worse by [...]

Buzz: BP asks City Council to clean boom in bayou

Buzz: BP asks City Council to clean boom in bayou

The buzz is BP officials will appear before the Pensacola City Council today at its Committee of the Whole to tell city officials the oil giant's plans to use Pensacola Shipyard in Bayou Chico as the staging area to clean the oil-soaked boom from the Gulf of Mexico. Bayou Chico has long been an [...]

Every time I see this video, my temper flares

Every time I see this video, my temper flares

This is BP CEO Tony Hayward with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist telling us, "We are very confident that will be able to contain the spill in the vicinity of the leak and the big focus is now how do we get the people of the Gulf Coast region back to normal operations." Thanks, Palm Beach Post

Liz, here is another idea. Please fwd to Tony

Liz, here is another idea. Please fwd to Tony

More ideas for the public that BP Barbie Liz Castro asked us to send her: Oil Spill Combating – A German Approach The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform and the resulting oil spill threatening the Gulf Coast have brought the environmental dangers posed by the oil industry back into [...]

BP cuts back capture stat again, oops

BP cuts back capture stat again, oops

Marketwatch reports that the amount of crude oil BP is siphoning from a massive leak on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico has declined to 1,360 barrels a day, a company spokesman said Sunday. Down from 2,200 bbls on Friday and 5,000 bbls on Thursday and 2,000 from Tuesday. Read more.

Liz, here’s an idea

Liz, here’s an idea

During the first community meetings, BP Barbie Liz Castro told citizens that her company wanted to hear ideas from the public to help with his tragedy. To date, I don't know of any idea given Ms. Castro that has been implemented. In fact, I keep getting emails from people frustrated that BP and [...]

Alas, Pensacola

Alas, Pensacola

"Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come." Relevation 18:10, King James Bible. We are living the novel "Alas, Babylon"--the 1959 novel about the fictional Florida town Fort Repose that [...]

BTW: Gannett will start competing with local ad agencies

BTW: Gannett will start competing with local ad agencies

The venture will be called "Gannett Local" ..."focused on working with small and medium sized business to provide them a high-touch marketing consultation and a suite of multiplatform solutions (search engine marketing, e-mail, digital display, website, and geo-targeted print/flyers) delivered by a [...]

BP cut corners at Deepwater

BP cut corners at Deepwater

The Orlando Sentinel reports that have obtained documents that BP chose a less-expensive, less-reliable method for completing the Deepwater Horizon well. ...BP's choice of well design as one in which the final phase called for a 13,293-foot-long length of permanent pipe, called "casing," to be [...]

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