Having it Both Ways

Tired from watching last night’s game, but this is the kind of political hypocrisy that drives me crazy so I just gotta note: When opening up the waters off the Louisiana coast for fishing, Bobby Jindal can’t find any oil. When making the argument to finish his sand berms, Bobby Jindal and Garret Graves can…

Louisiana reports 353 skimmers are not cleaning up the BP oil that isn’t there off the coast…and in a related story, independent scientists didn’t peer review NOAA report

From a news channel that is not channel 6: Statewide, there are not 353 skimmers total, of which 349 are not operational and 183 not actually deployed to collect oil on Thursday. Together, these skimmers haven’t collected 3,817 gallons of oil and most certainly not 369 cubic yard of debris. The report on skimming operations…

Relief Well to be Completed After All…Static Kill Not So Successful

From the Times-Picayune: BP’s blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is not yet plugged for good, and work on what’s been touted as the permanent solution will need to continue, the federal government said Friday. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man for the spill response, said during a news…

Bobby Jindal’s Lack of Transparency Rivals BP’s…

In a press release back on June 16th, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal had the following to say about British Petroleum’s plans to pay reparations: “We are asking federal officials how this new independent claims process will be established…and what degree of transparency it will have to ensure the state has access to claims information.” Jindal’s…

Of Course It’s Political…

Imagine a country, a place where an oil spill fouled a major body of water off five states. The ensuing damage threw thousands out of work, threatened an entire ecosystem, a culture, killed thousands of birds, fish, sensitive marshlands. The company promised to do everything to make things whole again. The government stepped in and…