BP has found it has too many men speaking for it nationally and will now use its local BP Barbie approach nationwide. "BP Barbie" is my description for the various female community liaisons hired by the oil giant to deflect criticism and avoid answering any difficult questions. Instead of [...]
The Dauphin lsland trip was uneventful, but great background for later. The island is south of Mobile, past Bellingrath Gardens. It is wider than Santa Rosa Island and has grass and trees, which reminded me more of Sanibel Island than Pensacola Beach. The island is where Mobile Bay feeds into [...]
Full page ads are running across the country, except for the IN, that declare "BP has taken full responsibility for cleaning up the spill in the Gulf of Mexico." The black and white ad, which probably cost 25 percent of my total ad revenue in our May 27 issue, has a photo of workers laying boom. [...]
The new option that BP has for the Deepwater Horizon well is to cut off a kinked portion of the riser and attempt to lower a device over the area that will allow BP to try and capture a substantial amount of the oil leaking out. The President issued the following statement yesterday: "This [...]
As I predicted, BP is telling media that top kill is not working. Option 3b is to saw off riser and reconnect hose. Only the relief wells will work, folks.
Visiting Dauphin Island,Ala. today. No tarballs, shore lined with hay. BP has a staging area under heavy security. Controversy over BP contractor using work release inmates. Mayor upset he wasn't notified. The company, SG & S Oil Recovery Product LLC, was formed after the leak. Yet it got this [...]
WDSU in New Orleans is reporting: Officials from Jefferson Parish claim BP bused 400 cleanup workers into Grand Isle on Friday in time for a visit from President Barack Obama. Read more
...and, according to the Mobile Press Register, the Feds want to keep him there. The former Mobile County Commissioner resigned this past week to avoid an impeachment trial. He has been indicted for drug possession and the murder of Angel Downs. A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Steve [...]
Press Release: 2010 Legislative Session Report The 112th session of the Legislature reflected the struggles of Florida families and businesses during the most challenging economic conditions since the Great Depression. Hard times brought rapidly increasing demands for [...]
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has moved the meeting with tourism officials from Northwest Florida from today to Sunday. It's anticipated that he will announce his plan to split the $25M that Tony Hayward said on May 17 he would give the state to help "Gulf region return to normal operations." BP had [...]
My engineering sources are saying the top kill option isn't working. They can't overcome the pressure from the oil. We will have to endure this farce for at least another 24 hours.
Press release: Flow rate update, with information from the Incident Command: The National Incident Command’s Flow Rate Technical Group (FRTG) has developed an independent estimate for the rate at which oil is flowing from BP’s leaking well. Using three different methodologies, the FRTG has [...]