Feinberg says “BP delaying relief payments”

British energy giant BP  is holding up payments to economic victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of a $20 billion compensation fund, said on Saturday. “I have a concern that BP is stalling claims. Yes, BP is stalling. I doubt they are stalling for money. It’s not that. I just don’t think they know the answers to the questions (by … Continue reading Feinberg says “BP delaying relief payments”

Fishing Families…rising stress, rising grocery bills…

Used to be in Southern Louisiana, nobody ever had to worry about hunger or a lack of protein, just go catch something out of the water. But as this AP article points out, those days have been suspended and for families, at the worst time of the year – their children are home from school. During the summer, everybody eats at home, there are no reduced price … Continue reading Fishing Families…rising stress, rising grocery bills…

BP: Cutting the pay of cleanup workers – the e-mails

Ah the life of a BP catastraphuk cleanup worker: used to be the only hazard to the job was inhaling benzene, Corexit and other assorted toxins from spilled crude due to a lack of respirators, (those masks look bad in the company brochure) but you know, once one gets used to a set of difficult and hazardous working conditions, one can always count on British … Continue reading BP: Cutting the pay of cleanup workers – the e-mails

Update: Oil seeping from Gulf floor near well, but Coast Guard allows cap to stay in place another 24 hours

Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen on Sunday evening agreed to allow a cap to continue to block the flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead, despite the discovery of oil or natural gas seeping from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico at a location away from the well. But Allen ordered BP to report any discoveries of future seeps within four hours … Continue reading Update: Oil seeping from Gulf floor near well, but Coast Guard allows cap to stay in place another 24 hours

Government concerned about seep and methane leak, BP concerned about flow count.

Falling once again into the category of who is running this show: Scientists have expressed concern about a seep and possible methane seen near BP’s busted oil well and both of these could be signs of that much feared leak, the reason BP is doing all these integrity tests. According to the source, the government is demanding more testing, but BP is refusing to comply. … Continue reading Government concerned about seep and methane leak, BP concerned about flow count.

Yes, thank you…Dispersants are about BP liability, not Gulf protection

So it finally gets to the mainstream news…well about time. Check out this conversation between Anderson Cooper and Fred McCallister, where Fred discusses trying to get skimmers to the Gulf for over a month. BP isn’t helping, they don’t want skimmers, why? Dispersants submerge the oil, limit liability by hiding the size and spreading the costs of cleanup over time. The safest way to remove … Continue reading Yes, thank you…Dispersants are about BP liability, not Gulf protection

So Yeah…Louisiana Cops are Working for BP…

Apparently, the police in Louisiana can wear their uniforms off duty…so when they work security for British Petroleum and order photographers and other people off the beaches, and they are in uniform it sure makes for some crazy conflicts and also a whole lotta misleadin’… Long story short, those sons of bitches at BP are still keeping the press out, still interfering in the information … Continue reading So Yeah…Louisiana Cops are Working for BP…