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Kissing cousins at heart of BP legal battle

Kissing cousins at heart of BP legal battle

I have two talents: upsetting people and connecting the dots better than most. Today's Daily Beast does both. Please check it out and leave a comment. More comments, more attention the story will get in the national media. Conflict of Interest in BP Legal Fight? Will BP get its oil spill case [...]

Plaintiffs argue to keep BP lawsuits in New Orleans

Plaintiffs argue to keep BP lawsuits in New Orleans

The attorneys for the shrimpers, commercial fisherman and others impacted by the BP oil spill have submitted their pleadings to fight the motion by BP to move all cases to its USA headquarters' location - Houston, Tx. The plaintiffs are arguing to have the cases tried in New Orleans, La. and to [...]

Where will BP lawsuits be tried?

Where will BP lawsuits be tried?

BP wants all the cases moved to Houston, Tex. Its attorneys are arguing that BP Exploration and Production, Inc. and the other defendants maintain their principal places of business and their key documents and witnesses within the Houston area, according to court documents. From the BP motion: [...]

BP Oil Spill by the numbers

BP Oil Spill by the numbers

It looks like BP is trying to be more accurate with its stats. Notice the huge jump from the beginning of the week: By the Numbers to Date: * Personnel were quickly deployed and more than 24,000 are currently responding to protect the shoreline and wildlife. * More than 1,000 [...]

Sorry, Jeff, EPA gets tougher on dispersants

Sorry, Jeff, EPA gets tougher on dispersants

Well, we've learn how powerful our Congressman Jeff Miller is. Days after he pushed for EPA relax its approval process for BP's use of the dispersants, the federal agency become stricter. Darn it, Jeff. You tried so hard to help the oil giant. EPA last night began posting results from the [...]

Keith Olbermann’s people called (then cancelled)

Keith Olbermann’s people called (then cancelled)

I will be on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann tonight. The show starts at 7 p.m. I think my segment is #4 ---up from the #5 spot two weeks ago. Update, 2:46 pm: I got bumped off the show tonight. Rand Paul is dominating today's news. That's how it breaks some days

EPA Wants Less Toxic Oil Dispersant

According to the Washington Post, the Environmental Protection Agency has given BP 72 hours to find less toxic chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill in the Gulf. http://views.washingtonpost.com/climate-change/post-carbon/2010/05/epa_demands_less_toxic_dispersant.html

Meek Asks BP For More State Dollars

U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Miami) announced today that he has asked British Petroleum to increase its pledge of $25 million to $75 million to help promote Florida’s tourism. Meek, a candidate in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, said during a telephone press conference that he has written BP CEO [...]

The Beast Corps: Hiding Behind Hotlines

The Beast Corps: Hiding Behind Hotlines

By The Beast Corps Correspondent Ryne Ziemba... Does BP Save Money By Letting Our Wildlife Die? With the first tar balls washing up on the shores of the Florida Keys and the first oiled animals reported on the shore in Destin, it appears that Florida has begun to see the ecological [...]

Fighting for Papa Bear

Deepwater horizon tragedy through the eyes of one victim's family He wasn't supposed to be on the rig. "It wasn't "his" rig to begin with," Becky Manuel, his ex-wife and mother of their three daughters, told the IN in an exclusive interview. "Blair had worked the Thunderhorse and the [...]

News: BP grilled over dispersants (Sorry, Jeff)

News: BP grilled over dispersants (Sorry, Jeff)

While our Congressman Jeff Miller is fighting EPA to allow BP to spray more dispersants on the BP oil spill. other Congressmen are worried about the damage to the Gulf's ecosystem. The LA Times reports "Rep. John Hall (D-N.Y.) used his time in the House Transportation and Infrastructure hearing [...]

Latest BP Oil Spill stats

Latest BP Oil Spill stats

From MarketWatch: The volume of oil being collected: 3,000 barrels a day, up from 2,000. 19,000 claims filed, "around 8,000" payments made.... 42 percent, up from less than 8 percent two days ago (although these number appear to have been rounded). Number of claims is up 3,400; number of [...]

Fighting for Papa Bear

Fighting for Papa Bear

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and the subsequent oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico have gotten oil executives, attorneys and government officials seeing huge dollar amounts. Lost in the uproar are the 11 men from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi that disappeared when the floating platform [...]

BP contractor caught using illegals

BP contractor caught using illegals

News Herald reports: "Bay County sheriff's deputies arrested as many as 11 people Wednesday — all but one of them thought to be illegal aliens — in a sweep at Panama City Marina, a staging area for contracted workers loading oil boom on boats." Read more My favorite line: "BP spokeswoman [...]

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