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Damn scientists mess up Miller’s BP world

May 16, 2010

The New York Times has a disturbing article on the size of the oil spill underwater, where Congressman Miller and BP don’t want us to look. Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes, including one as large…

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What Miller should be saying

May 16, 2010

Fox News’ Shepard Smith closed Friday evening’s “FOX Report” with a sharp commentary directed at BP CEO Tony Hayward. Smith, Ole Miss grad who grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast said, “If you think the…

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Impressions of Eunice, La

May 15, 2010

Ryan Hatler gave me an introduction into the heart of Acadia. Oil is king here. Average wage $90k which beats Escambia Co. $8/hr. People were open and straight- forward. Oil dominates life. Support for victims of…

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In south Louisiana

May 15, 2010

I am in Lafayette Parish to interview oil workers. Got on the road at 3 am. Rainstorm has hit area. Now stuck in traffic jam on I-10. First interview will be over a breakfast of boudin…

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Beast Corps: Latest on oil

May 14, 2010

From our Mobile Beast Corps correspondent, Dawn Butler: Admiral Thad Allan is in charge of the US Coast Guard response, so he was at Dauphin Island, Alabama Friday. He said the response has been the same…

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This is sacrilege, I know, but…. (Update)

May 14, 2010

Is the area’s new marketing effort – claiming seafood, beaches, water, etc are all fine–risky? Are we sure the seafood is okay? What tests have been done? If a person gets sick or suffers rashes from…

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Updated Florida BP claim numbers

May 14, 2010

BP has had 768 claims in Florida and approximately $194,000 of those claims have been paid. o Wage loss: 261 claims/$40,000 o Loss of income: • Commercial: 102 claims/$26,249.99 • Business Interruption: 41 claims/$7,500 • Shrimper:…

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Claim numbers don’t add up

May 14, 2010

We asked Santa Rosa County PIO Joy Tsubooka about claims that have been paid. “It is my understanding that in Florida as of yesterday morning- I don’t have any local numbers- BP has paid 543 claims…

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Legal maneuvers could hurt Florida

May 14, 2010

Yesterday, Transocean got U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison (Southern District of Texas) to suspend any cases against the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig because the company filed a request to limit its liability to $26.7…