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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 [...]

Could BP default on loans?

Bondsquawk.com reports that investors believe there is a higher probability of BP defaulting within one year than in five. BP was spending $6 million a day when the spill began, but that cost has soared to $100 million a day as the slick has spread and efforts to cap the leaking well have [...]

Escambia County Disaster Update: July 6

We've asked for six skimmers. Said we would settle for three and are getting one. Escambia Disaster Response - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Tuesday, July 6, 4:00 p.m. - Update #62 (Day 78 of the oil spill response) * Perdido Key reported an average coverage of 10 to 15 percent with an [...]

BP changes Vessels of Opportunity

Just got off a BP media conference call on the Vessels of Opportunity program. After eights weeks since the first VOO contract was signed, BP is reconfiguring the program. Judith Labanski (spelling?), who heads the VOO program at the Mobile Unified Command Center said that BP will utilize air [...]

BP says county boom contracts excessive

BP Incident Commander Bryant Chapman sent Florida DEP Secretary Mike Sole an email on June 30 regarding a request for reimbursement of $3.5 million of the operational costs incurred by Escambia County that were "above and beyond the costs covered by the $50 million granted to the state of Florida." [...]

News: National Geographic reports BP oil under sand

During a series of digs, oil patties and tarballs were found just beneath beaches dirtied by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The discoveries suggest that toxic oil lies hidden under even "clean" patches of beaches along the U.S. Gulf Coast—and that oil-spill cleanup crews are only scratching the [...]

BP offers its own update

From BP Press Relations: UPDATE ON GULF OF MEXICO OIL SPILL BP today provided an update on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Subsea Source Control and Containment Two containment systems continue to collect oil and gas flowing from the [...]

$20B BP Claim fund isn’t what it seems

Remember my basic approach to any BP statement or ad is that it's not ever completely true. The most recent BP ads tout the $20 billion claim fund that President Obama demanded that BP establish. The ads say that the fund will be administered by an independent overseer. There is no $20 billion [...]

Sometimes you have to laugh

Climate Progress has collected some of the best BP jokes: “Scientists say they have developed a car that can run on water. The only catch is, the water has to come from the Gulf of Mexico.” — Jay Leno “Here’s a little bit of good news. The Coast Guard says that BP is now catching up [...]

15 Florida beaches impacted by BP oil on July 4

Gov. Crist's office issues a daily BP oil disaster report. Actually it's not called a "disaster" report, I think it's probably, in Crist-ese, called "Florida's Resilient Response Report." Florida Beaches Under Oil Impact Notices: As of 9:00 a.m. on July 4, 2010, there are three Oil Impact [...]

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