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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.

May 21 EOC update

May 21 EOC update

Escambia Disaster Response - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Friday, May 21 - 4:30 p.m. - Update #28 * Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key remain open. Water is clear and air quality is good. * Escambia County, in conjunction with the University of West Florida, is collecting Gulf water samples [...]

My interview on Ring of Fire

Radio interview with David Bender, co-host of Ring of Fire, that aired May 15, 2010: Part 1 Part 2

BP Refineries: 97 percent of worst industry violations

BP Refineries: 97 percent of worst industry violations

From Center for Public Integrity: Two BP refineries account for 97 percent of all flagrant violations found in the refining industry by government safety inspectors over the past three years. According to its research, "Most of BP’s citations were classified as “egregious willful” by the [...]

News: NY Times reports on conflicts with testing

News: NY Times reports on conflicts with testing

Local environmental officials are collecting water, sediment and marine animal tissue samples to create baseline measurements for our environments. All these samples are being sent to a lab in Texas, with ties to BP and the oil industry. Some people are questioning the independence of the Texas [...]

What’s that smell?

What’s that smell?

New Buzz: The Escambia County Emergency Operation Center (EOC) has received reports of possible petroleum-like odors in the southern part of Escambia County. It is possible that these odors are related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. There is currently no measurement data of petroleum-like [...]

Kissing cousins at heart of BP legal battle

Kissing cousins at heart of BP legal battle

I have two talents: upsetting people and connecting the dots better than most. Today's Daily Beast does both. Please check it out and leave a comment. More comments, more attention the story will get in the national media. Conflict of Interest in BP Legal Fight? Will BP get its oil spill case [...]

Plaintiffs argue to keep BP lawsuits in New Orleans

Plaintiffs argue to keep BP lawsuits in New Orleans

The attorneys for the shrimpers, commercial fisherman and others impacted by the BP oil spill have submitted their pleadings to fight the motion by BP to move all cases to its USA headquarters' location - Houston, Tx. The plaintiffs are arguing to have the cases tried in New Orleans, La. and to [...]

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