Suspend British Petroleum’s Gulf Leases, again…

It was over four years ago that British Petroleum unleashed their disaster in the Gulf Coast and for four years we’ve all been hearing about how BP will not rest until they “make it right” for the Gulf and all affected by the spilled oil from the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed eleven people and have harmed tens of thousands more. We hear it. We … Continue reading Suspend British Petroleum’s Gulf Leases, again…

Reality is what you pay for…

Making things right. Let me just tell you how much I hate every possible phrasing of this sentiment. Previous to the Deepwater Horizon, whenever I head this phrase used, it carried a certain ring of sincerity, of concern, of really trying to make amends for a wrong, but my how things have changed. Now, “Making things right” is just a punchline, a big joke or … Continue reading Reality is what you pay for…

What’s ten billion dollars between friends?

Despite the continued insistence of public relations hacks employed by the oil company hell known as British Petroleum that all in the Gulf is either well, or quickly on the mend, troubles persist: “Researchers are trying to determine whether more than 100 dolphins stranded on the Texas coast, most of them in Galveston, died because of the BP oil spill, a deadly algal bloom or … Continue reading What’s ten billion dollars between friends?

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 food chain…etc…) and the people who just want to forget … Continue reading A couple of quick questions about oil induced political ignorance…

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 such service oriented industries…but if you’re making you’re living or … Continue reading Another day, another dose of bad news – dolphins, coral and crab…

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 five Gulf Coast states is continuing to pay attention to … Continue reading In Bob Dudley’s world…

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 just one tremendous line of shit. From British Petroleum’s own … Continue reading Corexit, oil and seafood…oops!

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 themselves perhaps, a number of questions: the fisheries are okay, … Continue reading The documents are confidential because everything is fine…or not.

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 be more, could be less. Either way, consider the plaintiffs … Continue reading Another coincidence, BP settlement style…