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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,…

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The Beast Corps: Hiding Behind Hotlines

May 20, 2010

By The Beast Corps Correspondent Ryne Ziemba… Does BP Save Money By Letting Our Wildlife Die? With the first tar balls washing up on the shores of the Florida Keys and the first oiled animals reported…

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Fighting for Papa Bear

May 20, 2010

Deepwater horizon tragedy through the eyes of one victim’s family He wasn’t supposed to be on the rig. “It wasn’t “his” rig to begin with,” Becky Manuel, his ex-wife and mother of their three daughters, told…

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Latest BP Oil Spill stats

May 20, 2010

From MarketWatch: The volume of oil being collected: 3,000 barrels a day, up from 2,000. 19,000 claims filed, “around 8,000” payments made…. 42 percent, up from less than 8 percent two days ago (although these number…

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Fighting for Papa Bear

May 20, 2010

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and the subsequent oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico have gotten oil executives, attorneys and government officials seeing huge dollar amounts. Lost in the uproar are the 11 men from Texas,…

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BP contractor caught using illegals

May 20, 2010

News Herald reports: “Bay County sheriff’s deputies arrested as many as 11 people Wednesday — all but one of them thought to be illegal aliens — in a sweep at Panama City Marina, a staging area…

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BP is now threatening journalists

May 20, 2010

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…