“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…

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 –…

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…

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…

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…