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Yahoo picks up Three Little Pigs

Yahoo picks up Three Little Pigs

From Yahoo: "Just when you thought BP's image problem couldn't get any worse... The Daily Beast's Rick Outzen has uncovered an internal BP document illustrating how the company demonstrated the money-saving benefits of housing employees in trailers that could go up in flames during an explosion [...]

Don’t feel sorry for Liz Castro

Don’t feel sorry for Liz Castro

The BP Barbie who claimed that she is the nationwide director of civic affairs for the oil giant that made $5.6 billion in the first quarter of this year. She is a "Stepford Wives" version of community relations--delivering prepared messages and reading from Powerpoint presentations. She is the [...]

Photos you have to see

Photos you have to see

The Boston Globe has put together this collection of photos concerning the BP crude oil hitting the shores of Louisiana. Check them out and understand more why I can't sleep: Oil reaches Louisiana shores

Every time I see this video, my temper flares

Every time I see this video, my temper flares

This is BP CEO Tony Hayward with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist telling us, "We are very confident that will be able to contain the spill in the vicinity of the leak and the big focus is now how do we get the people of the Gulf Coast region back to normal operations." Thanks, Palm Beach Post

BP cut corners at Deepwater

BP cut corners at Deepwater

The Orlando Sentinel reports that have obtained documents that BP chose a less-expensive, less-reliable method for completing the Deepwater Horizon well. ...BP's choice of well design as one in which the final phase called for a 13,293-foot-long length of permanent pipe, called "casing," to be [...]

BP killed my dog, tempers run high

BP killed my dog, tempers run high

The Miami Herald is at Grand Isles, La. where BP's black crude is destroying the ecosystem. Workers in knee-high rubber boots and hard hats shoveled polluted black sand and gobs of oil into plastic bags on the beaches of Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge. "The government allowed this to happen,'' [...]

Tar balls on Pensacola Beach

Tar balls on Pensacola Beach

We are getting reports that tar balls have washed on to Pensacola Beach. Fox 10 is reporting three were found by a Gulf Breeze family at Fort Pickens. The Coast Guard reports there have been more than 50 tar balls found in the Florida Panhandle area....but the USCG adds this qualifier "only four of [...]

What BP wishes it didn’t have to show

BP continues its work to collect oil by the riser insertion tube tool (RITT) containment system. Based on the statements by BP CEO Tony Hayward, its CFO Doug Suttles and others, you would think that the oil giant is collecting nearly every drop spewing from the wellhead. Not hardly Watch the [...]

Plaintiffs argue to keep BP lawsuits in New Orleans

Plaintiffs argue to keep BP lawsuits in New Orleans

The attorneys for the shrimpers, commercial fisherman and others impacted by the BP oil spill have submitted their pleadings to fight the motion by BP to move all cases to its USA headquarters' location - Houston, Tx. The plaintiffs are arguing to have the cases tried in New Orleans, La. and to [...]

Sorry, Jeff, EPA gets tougher on dispersants

Sorry, Jeff, EPA gets tougher on dispersants

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 so hard to help the oil giant. EPA last night began posting results from the [...]

Meek Asks BP For More State Dollars

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, said during a telephone press conference that he has written BP CEO [...]

Fighting for Papa Bear

Fighting for Papa Bear

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, Louisiana and Mississippi that disappeared when the floating platform [...]

BP contractor caught using illegals

BP contractor caught using illegals

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 for contracted workers loading oil boom on boats." Read more My favorite line: "BP spokeswoman [...]

BP Lie #73

BP Lie #73

For weeks, the public has been told that the crude from BP's Deepwater Horizon well is a light crude that it evaporates easily. "It's nothing like what BP tired to cleanup in the Exxon Valdez spill."---I heard a Coast Guard official tell reporters this while I was driving to Eunice, [...]

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