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BP offers its own update

July 5, 2010

From BP Press Relations: UPDATE ON GULF OF MEXICO OIL SPILL BP today provided an update on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Subsea Source Control and…

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$20B BP Claim fund isn’t what it seems

July 5, 2010

Remember my basic approach to any BP statement or ad is that it’s not ever completely true. The most recent BP ads tout the $20 billion claim fund that President Obama demanded that BP establish. The…

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Sometimes you have to laugh

July 5, 2010

Climate Progress has collected some of the best BP jokes: “Scientists say they have developed a car that can run on water. The only catch is, the water has to come from the Gulf of Mexico.”…

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Whale test results expected today

July 5, 2010

This past weekend the Coast Guard and BP tested the oil tanker, called “A Whale” and owned by Taiwan Maritime Transport Co. Ltd., that has been modified to skim oil. It was tested for safety and…

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Independence Day speech

July 4, 2010

We can’t celebrate the Fourth of July without at least good one good movie speech. My personal favorite is from “Independent Day”–which I think has significance as we battle this BP oil disaster and invasion of…

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Say it ain’t so, Bobby Jindal

July 4, 2010

We found out on Friday that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have required him to preserve and make public all documents his office handles regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.…

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“I wouldn’t go into the water today”

July 4, 2010

From Washington Post: Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson visited Pensacola Beach on Saturday, her first trip to Florida and her sixth to the gulf since the spill began. Jackson said that despite the level of…

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Experienced Wildlife Observers Needed

July 4, 2010

From Emerald Coastkeepers: Audubon is pre-screening wildlife observers for oil spill cleanup activities. This is important work. Cleanup activities pose significant threats to wildlife and habitats. Official beach cleanup crews responding to the oil spill will…

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Maritime Park Design-Build Contract

July 4, 2010

The Donovan/Nobles political action committee, Park Yes Stadium No, the purpose of its petition is reconsideration of the measure as follows: “That City Council approve the Design Build Contract between the Community Maritime Park Associates (CMPA)…

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BP’s love for numbers

July 3, 2010

I reviewed my posts on the BP oil disaster. BP has had a love for statistics from the very beginning. Sadly many of them are meaningless. My first encounter with BP was May 1 when Gov.…

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News: BP builds unnecessary facility

July 3, 2010

Mobile Press Register: BP has built a vast boat cleaning facility at Boggy Point in Orange Beach, Ala. But in bringing in a company from Alaska to staff it, the oil company has angered Saunders Yachtwork,…

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Why has BP not brought us skimmers?

July 3, 2010

Biloxi Sun-Herald: From Washington to the Gulf, politicians and residents wonder why so few skimming vessels have been put to work soaking up oil from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. Fred D. McCallister, vice president of Allegiance…

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and dumped over degraded oil on LA beaches

July 3, 2010

From SaveOurShoresFlorida: The sand covering most of the beach was of a much different consistency from the beach closer to the water (very gritty and filled with broken shells). There were lots of piles of sand…