A couple of quick questions about oil induced political ignorance…

So, I was reading an article/book review in Time magazine about the Deepwater Horizon where the writer, a Mr. Bryan Walsh separates people into two camps…people who can’t forget about the oil spill and say the region still hasn’t recovered (Dead coral, dolphins, depleted shrimp catches, health problems, tar balls still and oil entering the…

Lawyers, guns and money…now featuring the Feds!

In the Gulf of Mexico, the government serves two fundamental roles: 1. They are the protective savior, providing certain corporations and clean-up contractors legal cover for any consequences that might arise from the manufacture and use of poisonous products. or… 2. They are an overprotective savior, goose-stepping boogeymen who don’t know shit about marine life,…

A GOP meteoroligist – on climate change…

As any who check this site with any regularity are sure to know, my politics run to the left, really far to the left… Left like Obama? No…fascist. Left like Russ Feingold? No…he’s nothing more than a covert member of the Heritage Foundation. My politics…they run further left than professionals of this ilk, they rumble…

Another day, another dose of bad news – dolphins, coral and crab…

It isn’t getting better… Well, okay yes, some things are improving, sure…I mean, it is more difficult to actually see the remaining oil from BP’s catastraphuk, not too much is washing ashore these days which means the tourist industry is thriving again and that’s great, if you happen to be an owner or employee of…

Barataria Bay dolphins seriously ill, says the NOAA…

The NOAA performed comprehensive physicals on 32 dolphins from Barataria Bay last year and among the illnesses they found were low weight, low blood sugar, and cancer of the liver and lungs. Also found in half the dolphins were abnormally low levels of stress hormones that regulate the immune system, suggesting the dolphins are suffering…

In Bob Dudley’s world…

Mr. Bob released a British Petroleum sustainability report where in its pages, he brags about his company’s new commitment to safety, and also its commitment to it’s responsibilities along the Gulf Coast as a result of their catastraphuk. So there. You see, what isn’t already fine is just getting better. So, if anyone beyond the…

Corexit, oil and seafood…oops!

Did you hear the one about the dishsoap safe Corexit, so mild it wouldn’t harm your most fragile of dishes? No? Okay, well…how about that whole seafood safety, oil didn’t enter the food chain thing? No, not that one either, huh? Well, no worries, turns out you didn’t waste your time as that was all…

The documents are confidential because everything is fine…or not.

The word is out. The National Marine Fisheries Service have prepared a number of documents, data about Gulf fisheries and fishers to help the legal types better determine the status of fishing in the Gulf both before and after the spill. Involved lawyers will now be able to read over these documents and answer, for…

Another coincidence, BP settlement style…

The settlement between British Petroleum and the Plaintiff Steering Committee has been reported to be $7.8 billion dollars, and also without a cap.¬†This means that when all is said and done, if the settlement amount exceeds this monetary figure, well…so be it as¬†British Petroleum has maintained the $7.8 billion dollar amount is only an estimate…could…