BP Disaster

Road Trip notes: Dauphin Island

May 30, 2010

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…

BP Disaster

BP ad: We will make it right

May 30, 2010

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…

BP Disaster

Next option has risk

May 30, 2010

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…

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BP abandons top kill

May 29, 2010

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.…

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Prisoners used by BP at Dauphin Island

May 29, 2010

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…

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News: BP buses in workers for Obama visit

May 29, 2010

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…

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Nodine sits in jail

May 29, 2010

…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…

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Don Gaetz’s Legislative Report

May 29, 2010

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…

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Buzz: Crist moves TDC meeting

May 29, 2010

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…

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Buzz: Top kill is failing

May 28, 2010

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.…