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LA Times buys into BP outreach here

LA Times buys into BP outreach here

I've been highly critical of the British Petroleum local community outreach because the BP reps here have no knowledge, no technical expertise and no authority. Most have only worked for BP for a few days or a couple of weeks. So why are they so important to BP? Because they and the BP community [...]

Daily Drilling Report for Deepwater Horizon

Daily Drilling Report for Deepwater Horizon

The Daily Drilling Report reveals what may have caused the explosion. According to BP, “before, during or after the cement job, an undetected influx of hydrocarbons entered the wellbore.” In other words, there was a breach somewhere in well integrity that allowed methane gas and possibly [...]

House hearings reveal truths behind well explosion

House hearings reveal truths behind well explosion

Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce Inquiry into the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Coast Oil Spill Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations gave a opening statement yesterday that points out BP, Haliburton and Transocean have been less than honest about the Deepwater [...]

How much help are BP help lines?

How much help are BP help lines?

IN reporter Ryne Ziemba called the 1-800 hot lines that British Petroleum has listed in its website for people seeking information and help regarding the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. To report oiled or injured wildlife, call 1-866-557-1401 Answered by contractor Volunteer Specialty – [...]

The Mindshare approach

BP's marketing and public relations firm, Mindshare, has a case study of its website that touts what the company does. Making BP's media dollars work harder Mindshare helped BP to make the most of their media investments across the many states of the USA. Destination The USA forms one [...]

Oceanographer Estimates Higher Rate of Leak

Oceanographer Estimates Higher Rate of Leak

By IN reporter Ryne Ziemba.. Prof. Ian McDonald, professor of Oceanography at Florida State University, spoke last Saturday, May 8 at a public forum at the Hilton Garden Inn on Pensacola Beach. Prof. McDonald has been involved with the Oil Spill Academic Task Force, a group of scientists who he [...]

Latest on BP Oil Spill

Latest on BP Oil Spill

The oil spill is now 129 miles from the city of Pensacola. Based on the latest projection from NOAA, Escambia County is not anticipating any direct oil impact in the next 48 hours. Weather conditions remain favorable. Wind and currents continue to keep the plume away from the Florida coast for [...]

BP contacts can’t answer many questions, no surprise

BP contacts can’t answer many questions, no surprise

State Senator Don Gaetz emailed last week to the media and his constituents the list of BP Contacts in Florida. I had reporter Ryne Ziemba contact them to find who they were, what were their levels of expertise and how long they have been working with British Petroleum. Four of them took his phone [...]

Transocean had $270M payout

While Gulf Coast counties and municipalities struggle with finding funds to pay for their preparations for the BP oil spill, Transocean Ltd, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig leased by British Petroleum, made a $270 million profit from insurance payouts after the disaster, the Sunday Times [...]

State has BP $25 million; none reaching local level

State has BP $25 million; none reaching local level

I confirmed yesterday with the office of Florida CFO Alex Sink that the state has received the $25-million block grant from British Petroleum. However, local officials are getting frustrated with the state bureaucracy, particularly Florida Department of Environmental Protection. No money has [...]

BP ad runs in Sunday Pensacola News Journal

BP ad runs in Sunday Pensacola News Journal

Pensacola's daily newspaper fulfilled the Gannett mission of being a marketing solution...this time for British Petroleum. The ad, titled "The Gulf Oil Spill Response," tells readers that -"BP has done and continues to do everything possible to respond to the situation" -"BP has taken full [...]

Don’t touch oil, tarballs

Don’t touch oil, tarballs

The St. Pete Times warns of the BP oil spill's toxicity. This s$%# can kill you. I have interviewed workers that were part of the Exxon Valdez cleanup. Twenty years later, they are still battling health issues. From St. Pete Times: "Crude oil contains such harmful chemicals as benzene, which can [...]

As predicted: containment box has problem

As predicted: containment box has problem

BP always, always, always gives the best case scenario, over promises, under delivers and down plays damages and risks. This is according to attorney Brent Coon who dealt wit BP in the Texas City Refinery explosion that killed 15 and injured over 170 employees and residents and investigative [...]

Buzz: Pelicans for Pelicans

Buzz: Pelicans for Pelicans

The Pensacola Pelicans, the area's minor league baseball team, is working on a special fundraiser with its league, American Association of Independent Baseball, to help rescue and treat Pelicans and other birds hurt by the BP Oil Spill. The team is setting up an non-profit: "Pelicans for [...]

Containment box 200 ft. above leak

According to NPR, the containment structure was most recently reported as just 200 feet above the leak. Reuters reports the 98-ton structure is suspended just over the leak while crews using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) prepare for the final placement. Remember this has never been done. [...]

DEP pulls approval of Santa Rosa booming plan

DEP pulls approval of Santa Rosa booming plan

The state pulled today its approval of Santa Rosa County's plan to boom the Pensacola Bay and Bob Sikes bridges just the County Commission was preparing to review and approve a bid for the job. The booming plan had been submitted last Saturday, May 1 and approved Wednesday, May 5 - the day after [...]

Environmentalists kicked out Mobile Unified Command

Environmentalists kicked out Mobile Unified Command

At the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center, the Emerald Coastkeeper (IN Rising Star Chassidy Hobbs) is allowed to be in the EOC. We've learned at BP's Unified Command Center in Mobile yesterday Casi Calloway, the Gulf regional rep for the Waterkeeper Alliance and the Mobile Baykeeper [...]

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