“Because they want to cover their butts…” Meet Pheobe Jones

Via Florida Oil Spill Law Meet Pheobe Jones: honest and direct, giving her opinion on the government’s rosy assessment of the oil spill. Wouldn’t it be nice if the feds had the frankness of Ms. Jones and perhaps, the credibility? Jones: “If they’re doing so good why are all those people down here working? Why? Because they’re not done.” CNN: “So you don’t believe what you’re being told? … Continue reading “Because they want to cover their butts…” Meet Pheobe Jones

Wanna know a secret? Shhh…there’s still a ton of oil in the Gulf of Mexico

A funny thing has happened in the Gulf of Mexico these past couple weeks…that oil spill? It’s over, the oil spill is more or less over, all taken care of so you can switch the channel now. The fisherman will be back at work soon, the oil isn’t in the marshes, it’s not on the beaches and it certainly isn’t flowing out of the Macondo … Continue reading Wanna know a secret? Shhh…there’s still a ton of oil in the Gulf of Mexico

Headlines from the Gulf Coast…

Gulf Oil Spill Stopped? Oil plugged, but for how long? – HuffingtonPost Widespread Oyster Deaths Found on Louisiana Reefs – AP Authority Overuse of Dispersants Debated – Times Picayune Giant Oil Skimmer – A Whale Deemed a Bust in Gulf of Mexico Spill – Times Picayune Oil Spill’s Threat to Fowl Not Always Obvious – Daily Comet Nearly Five Years Later Still No Levee Commission … Continue reading Headlines from the Gulf Coast…

Before We Get Too Happy With Ourselves BP, Take A Look At Raccoon Island

In one of the largest nesting areas for seabird off the Louisiana Coast, the oil has come ashore. At least 300 brown pelicans and hundreds of terns have been seen with everything from spots of oil to complete coverage…all of it fatal as even spots prevent the birds from regulating their body temperature. These bird are not reflected in the federal count of killed wildlife … Continue reading Before We Get Too Happy With Ourselves BP, Take A Look At Raccoon Island

Scientists feel same pressure to spin research under Obama

“White House officials say the administration’s commitment to science has not wavered.” Interesting quote from an article in the LA Times., considering what a complete line of crap this is. Remember back in the day, when GW Bush was president and we’d read article after article how federal scientists were pressured to align their research with what the Bush administration wanted as policy? Remember when … Continue reading Scientists feel same pressure to spin research under Obama

BP clean-up, dumping sand on the oil

So it would appear from the video in the first link and the photos in the second that rather than cleaning the beaches where the oil has arrived, it has been easier for BP to just dredge up sand in one location and then dump it on top of the oil in another. I find it especially amusing that in the first link, the very … Continue reading BP clean-up, dumping sand on the oil