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The Dispersant Mystery

For months we’ve heard the environmental debate over the use of dispersants in the cleanup of the Deepwaater Horizon oil spill, yet the practice still remains a primary strategy for the Unified Command. Just how bad are they?  The Florida DEP has given the green light on their usage, but [...]

National Commission on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Press Release: The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling announced today that members of the Commission will conduct site visits of affected coastal communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida during the weekend of July 10 and 11. The [...]

We are still looking at August to cap BP well

We are still looking at August to cap BP well

According to Adm. Thad Allen, the National Incident Commander, BP is in position to move forward, when the weather conditions allow, to put a second containment cap on Deepwater Horizon well. “That will allow us at some point with—as other production platforms are brought on board during [...]

Billings case

Billings case

I read in today's daily newspaper Kris Wernowsky's recap of the home invasion and murders of the Bud and Melanie Billings, which happened July 9, 2009. Kris is a good reporter and the PNJ put considerable manpower into covering the murders and the investigation. After all, they are Gannett with the [...]

Mother Jones questions BP ad budget

Mother Jones questions BP ad budget

According to Mother Jones, Greenpeace kept track of BP's ads throughout June. The oil company ran 12 ads in the Times, 15 in the Washington Post, and 11 in USA Today. Based on the ad rates for each paper, Greenpeace calculated that BP spent at least $5.6 million on ads in these three papers alone [...]

BP cuts $5K checks to $1K

BP cuts $5K checks to $1K

In the beginning of this BP oil disaster, I reported how BP initially tried to get fishermen to sign waivers when they joined the Vessels of Opportunity. I was able to get a copy of one of the waivers, which we showed the nation on MSNBC's "Countdown." BP later claimed the waiver was mistakenly [...]

Buzz: BP changes claim rules again

BP has brought in CPAs from Chicago and Miami to process the claims from local businesses. The oil giant has bought hours in bulk from these firms and shipped the accountants to Pensacola. Meanwhile, the rules have changed again on the claims that local businesses can submit.---this is the [...]

Gas Station Owners Pulling BP

With the boycotts and hatred towards BP, many gas station owners with the brand are pulling the plug in an effort to generate revenue. http://www.freep.com/article/20100707/BUSINESS06/7070307/BP-gas-station-owners-switching-brands-as-customers-boycott

Beach Update: July 7

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Wednesday, July 7 - 10:00 a.m. - Update #31 If you see tar or oiled debris on the beach. DO NOT PICK IT UP. Report it to 1-877-389-8932 (new number) or #DEP from a cell phone. DO NOT TOUCH OILED OR INJURED WILDLIFE. Report it to [...]

News: WEAR TV interviews ex-clean up worker

WEAR: "Many people say they haven't been doing their job properly. Tonight one of those workers is coming forward, telling the public you are right to be angry." Read more.

Reporter asks: Are BP executives from outer space?

Tom McLaughlin of the Daily News writes on his blog about how BP's Bryant Chapman handled the town hall meetings in Okaloosa and Walton counties. If it weren't so sad, it would be highly amusing watching BP executives in action. For example, at a meeting in Okaloosa County, BP vice [...]

News: BP delayed decision for help

Bloomberg reports that Helix Energy Solutions Inc.’s offered in April its floating platform to help with BP oil recovery, but it took BP six weeks to accept the offer. BP notified Helix June 10 that it wanted to lease the Helix Producer I platform to augment two other vessels that are [...]

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