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BP lie #75

May 22, 2010

This past week BP officials released numbers that they were now pumping 5,000 bbs/day from the Deepwater Horizon well. Well BP’s CFO Doug Suttles had to backtrack on that number yesterday: Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles…

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Buzz: Retraining discussions

May 22, 2010

Had a visitor from Destin to office yesterday. BP and government officials have begun talking with charter boat captains about setting up job retraining programs. …this is getting scary.…

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May 21 EOC update

May 22, 2010

Escambia Disaster Response – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Friday, May 21 – 4:30 p.m. – Update #28 * Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key remain open. Water is clear and air quality is good. * Escambia County,…

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News: NY Times reports on conflicts with testing

May 21, 2010

Local environmental officials are collecting water, sediment and marine animal tissue samples to create baseline measurements for our environments. All these samples are being sent to a lab in Texas, with ties to BP and the…

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What’s that smell?

May 21, 2010

New Buzz: The Escambia County Emergency Operation Center (EOC) has received reports of possible petroleum-like odors in the southern part of Escambia County. It is possible that these odors are related to the Deepwater Horizon oil…

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Kissing cousins at heart of BP legal battle

May 21, 2010

I have two talents: upsetting people and connecting the dots better than most. Today’s Daily Beast does both. Please check it out and leave a comment. More comments, more attention the story will get in the…

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Where will BP lawsuits be tried?

May 21, 2010

BP wants all the cases moved to Houston, Tex. Its attorneys are arguing that BP Exploration and Production, Inc. and the other defendants maintain their principal places of business and their key documents and witnesses within…

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BP Oil Spill by the numbers

May 21, 2010

It looks like BP is trying to be more accurate with its stats. Notice the huge jump from the beginning of the week: By the Numbers to Date: * Personnel were quickly deployed and more than…

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Sorry, Jeff, EPA gets tougher on dispersants

May 21, 2010

Well, we’ve learn how powerful our Congressman Jeff Miller is. Days after he pushed for EPA relax its approval process for BP’s use of the dispersants, the federal agency become stricter. Darn it, Jeff. You tried…

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EPA Wants Less Toxic Oil Dispersant

May 20, 2010

According to the Washington Post, the Environmental Protection Agency has given BP 72 hours to find less toxic chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill in the Gulf. http://views.washingtonpost.com/climate-change/post-carbon/2010/05/epa_demands_less_toxic_dispersant.html…

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Meek Asks BP For More State Dollars

May 20, 2010

U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Miami) announced today that he has asked British Petroleum to increase its pledge of $25 million to $75 million to help promote Florida’s tourism. Meek, a candidate in Florida’s U.S. Senate race,…