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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 [...]

BP killed my dog, tempers run high

BP killed my dog, tempers run high

The Miami Herald is at Grand Isles, La. where BP's black crude is destroying the ecosystem. Workers in knee-high rubber boots and hard hats shoveled polluted black sand and gobs of oil into plastic bags on the beaches of Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge. "The government allowed this to happen,'' [...]

Miller no longer believes BP is doing a good job

Miller no longer believes BP is doing a good job

It's amazing what a week of repeated bad press for BP, and cries from Panhandle voters, can do to change the perspective of our congressman, Jeff Miller. While Miller has been the only congressman in the nation to advocate EPA to speed its approval of the toxic dispersants that BP has been using to [...]

Tar balls on Pensacola Beach

Tar balls on Pensacola Beach

We are getting reports that tar balls have washed on to Pensacola Beach. Fox 10 is reporting three were found by a Gulf Breeze family at Fort Pickens. The Coast Guard reports there have been more than 50 tar balls found in the Florida Panhandle area....but the USCG adds this qualifier "only four of [...]

Panhandle prefers Rubio

Panhandle prefers Rubio

According to the latest Listener Group poll: Marco Rubio and Republican newcomer and governor candidate Rick Scott are the two leaders in a survey recently taken with 860 voters with a 100% voting record since the year 2000. Those surveyed reside in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, [...]

What BP wishes it didn’t have to show

BP continues its work to collect oil by the riser insertion tube tool (RITT) containment system. Based on the statements by BP CEO Tony Hayward, its CFO Doug Suttles and others, you would think that the oil giant is collecting nearly every drop spewing from the wellhead. Not hardly Watch the [...]

If Today Was Your Last Day

Another video tribute to the men killed in the explosion at Deepwater Horizon: "If Today Was Your Last Day-A Transocean Tribute" Find more videos like this on Drilling Ahead

Surprise, surprise: BP hasn’t given state $25M for advertising

Surprise, surprise: BP hasn’t given state $25M for advertising

State Senator Don Gaetz says that, as of Friday, May 21, BP has not given Florida the $25-million block grant for tourism advertising that BP CEO Tony Hayward promised Gov. Charlie Crist on Monday. "To my disappointment, I learned today from the Governor's office that Florida has not actually [...]

BP Boycotts forming

BP Boycotts forming

I haven't heard any more about Michael O'Donovan's possible boycott of BP. There are national campaigns that have started: Boycott BP Gas Stations 1,000,000 Strong to Boycott BP is on Facebook Another petition at http://www.citizen.org/boycott-bp

No BP backup plan

Taylor "Chips" Kirschenfeld on Countdown with Keith Olbermann (a follow-up to NY Times article): Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

BP lie #75

BP lie #75

This past week BP officials released numbers that they were now pumping 5,000 bbs/day from the Deepwater Horizon well. Well BP's CFO Doug Suttles had to backtrack on that number yesterday: Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said Friday that a mile-long tube inserted into the leaking pipe is [...]

Buzz: Retraining discussions

Buzz: Retraining discussions

Had a visitor from Destin to office yesterday. BP and government officials have begun talking with charter boat captains about setting up job retraining programs. ...this is getting scary.

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