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BP is now threatening journalists

BP is now threatening journalists

It was only a matter of time before BP starting restricting the media's access to areas impacted by the BP Oil Spill. With heavy oil hitting the shores and marshes of Louisiana, BP doesn't want anything to damage their stock prices and undermine the $70 million ad campaign that they are paying the [...]

BP Lie #73

BP Lie #73

For weeks, the public has been told that the crude from BP's Deepwater Horizon well is a light crude that it evaporates easily. "It's nothing like what BP tired to cleanup in the Exxon Valdez spill."---I heard a Coast Guard official tell reporters this while I was driving to Eunice, [...]

Official statement on Water Quality

From Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson: Recently it has come to our attention the public concern with water quality on the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to the end of April and first of May we quickly took water samples for clinical testing of both our Gulf and inland waters to determine the [...]

Coastkeeper speaks out

From Chasidy Fisher Hobbs, Coastkeeper Emerald Coastkeeper, Inc. I am YOUR Coastkeeper. When I took on this job I agreed to fight for swimmable, drinkable waters at all costs. I take my job very seriously. YOU are fisherfolk, property owners, recreational water users, and citizens of the Gulf [...]

Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

As of May 18 UNDERWATER ----Subtitle “Don’t expect it to be stopped any time soon.” . The riser insertion tube tool (RITT) containment system is estimated to be collecting and carrying about 2,000 barrels a day (b/d) of oil to flow up to the drillship Discoverer Enterprise on the surface [...]

Gulf County sues BP

Gulf County sues BP

The News Herald (Panama City, Fla.) reports that Gulf County has filed a lawsuit against BP. According to their attorneys, Gulf County “seeks full reimbursement for the cost it incurs for their emergency action plan and cost of mitigating and cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe.” [...]

News: BP said it could handle 60 times the current spill

News: BP said it could handle 60 times the current spill

....and Congressman Jeff Miller believed it....just kidding....maybe. The Mobile Press Register reports: "In its 2009 exploration plan for the Deepwater Horizon well, BP PLC states that the company could handle a spill involving as much as 12.6 million gallons of oil per day, a number 60 times [...]

My Daily Beast article makes Yahoo home page

Not too bad - http://www.yahoo.com/. It's the fifth news item. Here's how they published it: http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailybeast/20100519/ts_dailybeast/8137_howbpsecretlybuyspr

Brockovich’s Weeklong Trip To Coast

With the Deep Horizon oil spill threatening the Gulf Coast, national environmental activist and legal consultant Erin Brockovich has made a stop in our area to speak with media and those potentially affected by the spill. She first spoke to the media at the inaugural Hangout Beach Music & [...]

News: Pelican covered in oil found at Destin

News: Pelican covered in oil found at Destin

...and so it begins... Daily News reports a brown pelican covered in a light brown oily substance was found Tuesday afternoon on a Destin dock. "His body’s covered. He’s tired and weak. It’s all over him. He appears to have this substance inside his mouth.” Read more. Here is the [...]

What is the truth?

What is the truth?

From News Journal article ("Chemicals will protect the Gulf, Rep. Miller says"): "Adm. Thad Allen, the commandant of the Coast Guard, said the spill has become much more difficult to contain. As the oil has spread, it has formed different consistencies, from a widespread sheen that can be skimmed [...]

The Beast: How BP secretly buys PR

The Beast: How BP secretly buys PR

The need to tell the real stories of Pensacola remains. Please follow this link and comment on the article. Comments can be pro or con....they can add more information. We need to push our stories. Thank you. Some of the information I have already posted on this blog, but there is news of BP [...]

Grover: We will test waters

Grover: We will test waters

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson called late yesterday afternoon to tell me the county will be testing the area waters regularly on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. "We have the baseline measurements of our water quality," Grover said. "If the water tests weekly at those levels, then [...]

Aerial view of BP oil spill

BP CEO Tony Hayward tells us all is well. They tell us that they have it contained, BP wants us to return back to normal. "It’s bigger than anyone knows,” said environmentalist John Wathen, who has spent hours flying over the Gulf Coast, taking pictures and videos to document the oil spill [...]

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