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Nigeria: 50 years of oil spills

Yesterday the New York Times had a front page story on how 546 million gallons of oil have gushed into the Niger Delta over the last five decades, leaving rude-blackened swamps that once were bountiful with crabs and shrimps. Read article. There is a slideshow with the article: here. Note: [...]

Oil near Bob Sikes Toll Booth

Oil near Bob Sikes Toll Booth

Oil was found in the rocks between ECUA water tanks and the toll booth facility at approximately 4:30 p.,m. Thursday.

EOC Update

Escambia Disaster Response - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Thursday, June 17, 5:00 p.m. - Update #48 (Day 59 of the oil spill response) * Report tar or oiled debris on the beach 1-877-389-8932 or #DEP from a cell phone. * DO NOT TOUCH oiled or injured wildlife. Report your finding to [...]

First 50 years of offshore drilling

A reader sent me this presentation. Have no idea who put it together, but it does have some good information. Definitely pro-oil. Read: 50 Years.

Bravo, Jeff Miller

Our Congressman Jeff Miller has called for fellow GOP Congressman Joe Barton to step down after Barton apologized to BP CEO Tony Hayward today. “I condemn Mr. Barton’s statement. Mr. Barton’s remarks are out of touch with this tragedy and I feel his comments call into question his [...]

Beach Update – June 17

Sorry, I'm late on posting this from the Escambia County EOC: Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Thursday, June 17 - 11:00 a.m. - Update #14 * Winds from the north northwest will push oil away from our shores. Today we have a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the 90s. * The [...]

Local firm helps with clean up

Press Release: Pall Corporation Repurposes Filter Material to Help Oil Clean Up in Gulf Breeze, Florida Port Washington, NY, & Pensacola, FL, June 17, 2010 -- Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is donating leftover polypropylene membrane from its manufacturing operations in Pensacola, Florida, to [...]

PNJ finds way to make more money off disaster

PNJ finds way to make more money off disaster

We knew it was coming. Gannett loves inserts and supplements. The latest is an Oil Spill Resource Guide: These are just a few of the questions you'll find answered in our Oil Guide, a resource booklet for Northwest Florida. Look for it in Sunday's Pensacola News Journal. The Oil Guide is full [...]

Mounds of dead fish at Grand Isle

New Orleans photographer Jack Moran put this on his blog: " I am very familiar with the area having spent a considerable amount of time shrimping and fishing on Elmers Island and Grand Isle, we have a family home down there….I was accompanied by friend and fellow photographer Andy Levin on my [...]

First dead whale found in Gulf

NOLA.Com is reporting: Scientists are investigating whether an approximately 25-foot-long sperm whale found dead in the Gulf of Mexico died due to the massive oil spill. This marks the first whale found dead in the Gulf since the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill April 20. The National [...]

The Nightmare Scenario

A comment from well-regarded energy policy website The Oil Drum has been making the rounds: "All the actions and few tid bits of information all lead to one inescapable conclusion. The well pipes below the sea floor are broken and leaking. Now you have some real data of how BP's actions are [...]

“Cries From The Gulf” by Lea Morris (Video)

Ring of Fire Radio produced this video:

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