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Aborted BP presentations

Aborted BP presentations

This is what the council stopped: PowerPoint: Staging Operations Booming strategies

Tempers flare at City Council

Tempers flare at City Council

The Pensacola City Council cut off BP Civic Affairs Director Liz Castro three pages into her PowerPoint presentation after the community liaison failed to answer simple question about the boom decontamination operation BP wants to establish at Pensacola Shipyards on Bayou Chico. Councilman Larry [...]

Nuclear option not feasible for BP Deepwater Horizon

Nuclear option not feasible for BP Deepwater Horizon

Over the weekend, I interviewed Dr. Ted Bourgoyne, LSU Professor Emeritus, petroleum engineering about Deepwater Horizon well. He said that he hadn't seen the so-called nuclear option ever used underwater. If BP tried to blow up and collapse the well, he fears it could make matters worse by [...]

Buzz: BP asks City Council to clean boom in bayou

Buzz: BP asks City Council to clean boom in bayou

The buzz is BP officials will appear before the Pensacola City Council today at its Committee of the Whole to tell city officials the oil giant's plans to use Pensacola Shipyard in Bayou Chico as the staging area to clean the oil-soaked boom from the Gulf of Mexico. Bayou Chico has long been an [...]

Every time I see this video, my temper flares

Every time I see this video, my temper flares

This is BP CEO Tony Hayward with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist telling us, "We are very confident that will be able to contain the spill in the vicinity of the leak and the big focus is now how do we get the people of the Gulf Coast region back to normal operations." Thanks, Palm Beach Post

Liz, here is another idea. Please fwd to Tony

Liz, here is another idea. Please fwd to Tony

More ideas for the public that BP Barbie Liz Castro asked us to send her: Oil Spill Combating – A German Approach The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform and the resulting oil spill threatening the Gulf Coast have brought the environmental dangers posed by the oil industry back into [...]

BP cuts back capture stat again, oops

BP cuts back capture stat again, oops

Marketwatch reports that the amount of crude oil BP is siphoning from a massive leak on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico has declined to 1,360 barrels a day, a company spokesman said Sunday. Down from 2,200 bbls on Friday and 5,000 bbls on Thursday and 2,000 from Tuesday. Read more.

Liz, here’s an idea

Liz, here’s an idea

During the first community meetings, BP Barbie Liz Castro told citizens that her company wanted to hear ideas from the public to help with his tragedy. To date, I don't know of any idea given Ms. Castro that has been implemented. In fact, I keep getting emails from people frustrated that BP and [...]

Alas, Pensacola

Alas, Pensacola

"Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come." Relevation 18:10, King James Bible. We are living the novel "Alas, Babylon"--the 1959 novel about the fictional Florida town Fort Repose that [...]

BTW: Gannett will start competing with local ad agencies

BTW: Gannett will start competing with local ad agencies

The venture will be called "Gannett Local" ..."focused on working with small and medium sized business to provide them a high-touch marketing consultation and a suite of multiplatform solutions (search engine marketing, e-mail, digital display, website, and geo-targeted print/flyers) delivered by a [...]

Buzz: Insider look at pnj.com stats

Buzz: Insider look at pnj.com stats

Gannett Blog got the secret web stats for pnj.com and other Gannett websites (see spreadsheet): Pensacola FL Unique Visitors April 2009: 469,880 Nov 2009: 444,952 Dec 2009: 449,245 Jan 2010: 453,487 Feb 2010: 431,506 Mar 2010: 467,318 Apr 2010: 508,586 Page Views April 2009: [...]

BP cut corners at Deepwater

BP cut corners at Deepwater

The Orlando Sentinel reports that have obtained documents that BP chose a less-expensive, less-reliable method for completing the Deepwater Horizon well. ...BP's choice of well design as one in which the final phase called for a 13,293-foot-long length of permanent pipe, called "casing," to be [...]

BP killed my dog, tempers run high

BP killed my dog, tempers run high

The Miami Herald is at Grand Isles, La. where BP's black crude is destroying the ecosystem. Workers in knee-high rubber boots and hard hats shoveled polluted black sand and gobs of oil into plastic bags on the beaches of Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge. "The government allowed this to happen,'' [...]

Miller no longer believes BP is doing a good job

Miller no longer believes BP is doing a good job

It's amazing what a week of repeated bad press for BP, and cries from Panhandle voters, can do to change the perspective of our congressman, Jeff Miller. While Miller has been the only congressman in the nation to advocate EPA to speed its approval of the toxic dispersants that BP has been using to [...]

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