Associated Press is also upset about being dropped from the pool media event today. Mayor Mike Wiggins expressed his anger at AP, WCOA and the IN from being excluded. He demanded that BP do more tours for the media. Harold "Cliff" Sanders, a former FEMA employee who has been hired by BP to be [...]
On WCOA, Sheriff David Morgan said that he is recommending to Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum that the Florida and all the other Gulf states impacted by the BP oil disaster. He wants BP to sign a 30-year contract to cover all the expenses and losses associated with this disaster. Checks [...]
Yesterday BP spokesperson Lucia Bustamante told us that all claims were be handling within seven days. This morning, we learn that Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen has sent a letter to BP CEO Tony Hayward sharply criticizing British Petroleum for taking too long to process compensation claims filed by [...]
By Beast Corps Jen Bullock For nearly four weeks after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, British Petroleum insisted to journalists and government representatives that the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico was around 5,000 barrels a day. As scientists and academics began to run their [...]
BP has two major problems: 1) The oil sheen is now at the Pensacola Pass and shrimp boats are trying to skim it up with absorbent boom. 2) This health advisory: Effective immediately, in response to a report by the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center of numerous tar balls, the Escambia [...]
I received this email about this BP press conference: Four media outlets will provide recorded pool video, audio and information for an interview early Wednesday morning with BP's head of operations at the Bayou Chico facility, Pete Benson. Mr. Benson will meet these four media outlets (Miami [...]
President Obama will visit Miss., Ala., Fla. on Mon-Tue.
Buzz: Patches of oil mousse have been sighted at Perdido Key. Not verified. Between Eden and Indigo.
The Florida Today reports that the BP spill could cost the state as many as 195,000 jobs and $10.9 billion in economic activity. http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20100608/BREAKINGNEWS/100608009/1006/NEWS01/UCF+economist+calculates+oil-spill+losses
We have reports that BP clean-up workers are being harassed when they take breaks in the 90+ degree heat. Some were reportedly even pulled off the beach. The EOC reports some of these workers have been on the beach since 5:30 a.m. Yesterday a reporter was arrested and charged with battery for [...]
I asked County Commissioner Grover Robinson what would BP needs to do make it right---as they claim they will do in their ads. “If they were going to make it right, they would begin right now asking what are the resources we need," said Commissioner Robinson. "They’ve been here five days. [...]
The Washington Post is reporting that BP CEO Tony Hayward will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee next week . http://voices.washingtonpost.com/economy-watch/2010/06/bp_ceo_tony_hayward_to_testify.html