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Fox News and WSJ side with BP

The anti-Obama Conservatives are lining up with BP against the communities damaged by the Deepwater Horizon well. On this weekend's John Fund of The Wall Street Journal said that $20 billion fund is going to turn the United States into a “banana republic” and repeats the Republican meme of the [...]

Evansville columnist on Pensacola Beach vacation

Rich Davis writes for the Evansville, Ill. Courier & Press. He recently wrote about his annual vacation to Pensacola Beach: "We saw maybe two of the rumored (and gooey like brown pudding) tar balls the media yapped about." "...We were fine — filing away memories of this pristine place — [...]

News: BP well gushing 4.2M gallons daily

The new estimate is staggering--4.2 million gallons per day. This means that in three days Deepwater Horizon exceeded Exxon Valdez. This 100,000/bbl per day estimate that we had heard from insiders two weeks ago, but it seemed to be unreal. At the time, BP and its Unified Command Center were [...]

On TLC Tonight

I will be on TLC tonight for a show about the Billings murders - 9 pm Central; 10 pm Eastern. Home Invasion Murders: The Billings and The Petits TV-PG (SV), CC It's every family's worst nightmare: the home you once considered safe and secure is the site of a terrible crime. The Petit family [...]

Tea Party Dirty Tricks

Young Turks expose Tea Party Dirty Tricks:

BP is burning sea turtle alive

Mike Ellis is a boat captain who's been rescuing the endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles near Deepwater Horizon. He's got some pretty horrifying news to share: BP is burning turtles caught in the oil spill and turning away rescue workers who want to save them. (via BuzzFeed).

News: Bay County has its turn

Panama City News Herald: Cleanup crews were stretched out along western Bay County beaches Saturday, picking up the first coined-sized tar balls and smaller tar “flecks” from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that residents and officials have dreaded for weeks but knew were coming. Read more.

Remembering Manute Bol

Manute Bol: An appreciation for a Special Blessing by Wim Laven Remember Manute Bol? He was the tallest person to ever play in NBA, for 10 seasons. He could touch the rim without jumping—so tall (it is written) that the average man stands eye level to his belly button. The only player in [...]

Oil Disposal

Chasidy Hobbs of Emerald Coastkeepers has been working on how people can dispose of the tarballs that they may pick up. She got this reply from DEP: Good morning, Chasidy. Two solutions to this have been developed. First off, we are not encouraging private citizens to clean up shorelines. [...]

News: Okaloosa County awaits BP oil onslaught

Northwest Florida Daily News reports: As Walton County beaches witnessed their heaviest showing of tar balls to date, Okaloosa officials are gearing up for a second strong wave of weathered oil to hit shores Monday. Read more.

June 19 photos from Orange Beach

June 19 photos from Orange Beach

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Letter: BP will get to it…when they can

I've heard several complaints about the BP help lines, especially on the tarballs. I was sent this letter today. The decontamination and Vessels of Opportunity program have issues, too: I found an oil slick in Pensacola Bay on June 14th. I called the appropriate numbers and video taped with my I [...]

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