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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, [...]

What is the truth?

What is the truth?

From News Journal article ("Chemicals will protect the Gulf, Rep. Miller says"): "Adm. Thad Allen, the commandant of the Coast Guard, said the spill has become much more difficult to contain. As the oil has spread, it has formed different consistencies, from a widespread sheen that can be skimmed [...]

Grover: We will test waters

Grover: We will test waters

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson called late yesterday afternoon to tell me the county will be testing the area waters regularly on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. "We have the baseline measurements of our water quality," Grover said. "If the water tests weekly at those levels, then [...]

The Beast Corps: Watch out for the Valdez crud

The Beast Corps: Watch out for the Valdez crud

By The Beast Corps correspondent Jen Bullock.. Merle Savage moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1988. Three months later, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed onto a reef, spilling nearly 11 million galleons into Prince William sound. The reaction among Alaskans mirrored the feelings of many on the [...]

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