The Static Kill Complete? BP to begin pumping cement into the well.

Thad Allen “granted” permission Wednesday evening for BP to begin cementing the Macondo well now that the static kill is complete. According to BP, the oil has been suppressed and the pressure inside the well is in a “static” condition. Several valves that were in use to regulate the pressure inside the blow out preventer…

Government says 75% of the oil is gone…pardon my skepticism

Reported in the Times-Picayune this morning: Government scientists say three-quarters of the oil from BP’s massive spill has been cleaned up or broken down by natural forces. White House energy adviser Carol Browner said on morning TV talk shows Wednesday that a new assessment found that about 75 percent of the oil has either been…