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Facts continue to belie BP statements

June 9, 2010

Yesterday BP spokesperson Lucia Bustamante told us that all claims were be handling within seven days. This morning, we learn that Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen has sent a letter to BP CEO Tony Hayward sharply…

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Beast Corps: 594 birds, 250 sea turtles dead

June 9, 2010

By Beast Corps Jen Bullock For nearly four weeks after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, British Petroleum insisted to journalists and government representatives that the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico was around 5,000…

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Why I am banned?

June 8, 2010

BP has two major problems: 1) The oil sheen is now at the Pensacola Pass and shrimp boats are trying to skim it up with absorbent boom. 2) This health advisory: Effective immediately, in response to…

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Outzen banned from press conference

June 8, 2010

I received this email about this BP press conference: Four media outlets will provide recorded pool video, audio and information for an interview early Wednesday morning with BP’s head of operations at the Bayou Chico facility,…

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Mousse at Perdido Key

June 8, 2010

Buzz: Patches of oil mousse have been sighted at Perdido Key. Not verified. Between Eden and Indigo.…

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Spill Could Cost State $10.9 Billion

June 8, 2010

The Florida Today reports that the BP spill could cost the state as many as 195,000 jobs and $10.9 billion in economic activity. http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20100608/BREAKINGNEWS/100608009/1006/NEWS01/UCF+economist+calculates+oil-spill+losses…

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Frustrations rise over BP oil disaster

June 8, 2010

We have reports that BP clean-up workers are being harassed when they take breaks in the 90+ degree heat. Some were reportedly even pulled off the beach. The EOC reports some of these workers have been…

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What does BP need to do to make it right?

June 8, 2010

I asked County Commissioner Grover Robinson what would BP needs to do make it right—as they claim they will do in their ads. “If they were going to make it right, they would begin right now…

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Hayward To Testify On Capitol Hill

June 8, 2010

The Washington Post is reporting that  BP CEO Tony Hayward will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee next week . http://voices.washingtonpost.com/economy-watch/2010/06/bp_ceo_tony_hayward_to_testify.html…

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Viewpoint: My Beach

June 8, 2010

An email from a reader: On Friday, I heard that the oil had started washing onshore, although in little, tiny, round droplets. At first, only the most discerning beachcomer’s eye could pick them out. Yet, their…

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Companies Still Looking To Help, Profit

June 8, 2010

While BP continues to use toxic dispersants to break apart oil from the Deep Horizon spill, many companies are stepping up to other solutions—to no avail. One company is Houston-based Planet Resource Recovery, Inc., which hopes…

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What is the truth about the sand sifters

June 8, 2010

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson was visibly upset today over British Petroleum not approving sand sifters for Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. He said that yesterday the Santa Rosa Island Authority held a demonstration for BP…

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We need claim stories

June 8, 2010

At today’s press conference, BP spokesperson Lucia Bustamante said that all claims were being paid within seven days of being filed. We need actual stories about claims. I’ve several fishermen that have told me something very…