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BP cut corners at Deepwater

May 23, 2010

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…

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BP killed my dog, tempers run high

May 23, 2010

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…

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Tar balls on Pensacola Beach

May 23, 2010

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…

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What BP wishes it didn’t have to show

May 23, 2010

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…

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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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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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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 Lie #73

May 20, 2010

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…

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What is the truth?

May 19, 2010

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,…

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Grover: We will test waters

May 19, 2010

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,”…

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The Beast Corps: Watch out for the Valdez crud

May 18, 2010

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.…