As a teenager, my sisters used to enjoy exploiting my temper to get me in trouble, pushing my buttons until I did something stupid and wound up grounded. I fell for it all the time. I think it was their secret game but I’ve never been able to prove it. One day when our parents were out, my younger sister and I argued about taking … Continue reading Hanging Pictures…Six Months Later
With the lifting of the moratorium, oil rich eyes turn back to the Gulf of Mexico and the inevitable question was asked…will British Petroleum go after the remaining oil in the reservoir and tempt fate once again? BP officials wouldn’t comment on this, choosing to remain silent on their plans, but they are thinking about it. C’mon, you know they are… Back on August 6th, BP’s … Continue reading BP Dares You to Care…Re-drilling?
So, anyone out there want to place any odds on those relief wells? According to an article on NPR, the wells could have two possible uses. Yes, BP can pump mud and/or cement through them to permanently seal the Macondo well from the bottom, done, over, complete. Or, they can be used by BP and/or another company to extract the 4 billion dollars of crude oil that is suspected to … Continue reading A quick bet?
Now that the oil well has been capped in the Gulf, some waters have been reopened for fishing. Inspectors throughout the Gulf Coast are conducting smell tests to determine if the seafood is safe for human consumption. It might seem silly, especially in this day and age there are no better ways to test for chemicals, but the practice is actually quite common. Course, not … Continue reading Chemicals in Gulf Seafood? No Worries, We Got Smell Tests
BP’s Chief Operating Officer said today, when asked about charges seafood from the Gulf of Mexico isn’t safe, “I absolutely would not eat food from the Gulf. I understand the EPA says it is safe, but sincerely, this is America, who the hell trusts the EPA in America anymore, especially after 9-11…what? My family? If I’m not going to eat this toxic garbage I certainly … Continue reading BP executive “Absolutely would not eat” Gulf seafood.
On the Gulf Coast, the oil spill is taking another toll, one not as obvious as oil covered pelicans or slicks on the water: “The mental health impact here…and the level of uncertainty is taking a toll on people and that’s a huge concern,” Kindra Arnesen says, “Stress? Dude my clothes are falling off me (because of weight loss) The level of stress here is … Continue reading The State of Mental Health on the Gulf Coast…BP Hasn’t Given a Dime
As the condition of BP’s leaking oil well continues to deteriorate rapidly BP has tried desperately to prevent the Federal Government from monitoring the sea floor for oil and methane leaks. An anonymous government official said BP is not complying with the government’s demand for more monitoring of oil and methane leaks on the sea floor. BP spokesman Mark Salt declined to comment on the … Continue reading Despite Multiple Methane and Oil Leaks From BOP and Sea Floor Feds Allow BP to Risk Uncontrollable BP Gulf Oil Spill Blowout
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.
That’s right, yours truly got an E-mail from Barack Obama. I knew some people were reading this blog, but not even I considered it all that important, it was just something to do with all the anger I was feeling about the Gulf, all the powerlessness. I mean, had to be able to do something, right? Some place to vent this all out, let it … Continue reading Obama Wrote Me An E-mail, Yes, I’m That Important
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