FDA, NOAA Still Not Testing for Heavy Metals or Dispersants in Gulf Seafood

Federal officials and the Obama administration have maintained for well over two months now that all is safe in the gulf: no serious food contamination, no significant risk to air and water quality, no long-term health risks. And all this seems well and good so long as you only ask the government’s scientists. Asking elsewhere, one gets an entirely different story, and from such notable … Continue reading FDA, NOAA Still Not Testing for Heavy Metals or Dispersants in Gulf Seafood

An Audition: British Petroleum’s Public Relations Department

By now many of us have read of British Petroleum’s increased ad spending in the months following the April 20th Deepwater Horizon Explosion. Rep. Kathy Castor was especially upset by this, saying “BP is overdoing it, it’s really making people angry. Every day you get up and see these full-page ads in every newspaper and the TV ads…while BP’s advertising campaign ramped up, businesses and the … Continue reading An Audition: British Petroleum’s Public Relations Department

Headlines: Gulf Coast and Beyond

Criminal charges being considered against BP in Gulf oil rig tragedy – Times Picayune Hurricanes May Carry Toxic Chemicals from Crude Oil and Dispersant Inland – Washington Blog FDA’s standards for Gulf seafood may be lower than those in past oil spills – Press Register John McCain Says He’s Too Old and Tired for Any New Ideas of His Own – HuffingtonPost ‘Censoring’ of Craigslist … Continue reading Headlines: Gulf Coast and Beyond

And the Dam Began to Crack…Two Studies and the Fishermen Speak Out

Scientists, fishermen, activists…all across the Gulf Coast have been speaking out against what many of them believe to be unrealistic numbers from the government and with the news of two recent studies, the news media appears to once again be listening as the NOAA, state officials and in one particular instance, a seafood factory owner was forced to go on the defensive. First the Georgia … Continue reading And the Dam Began to Crack…Two Studies and the Fishermen Speak Out

Going Against the New Narrative – the University of Georgia, the American Medical Association and Mississippi Fishermen

Wow, yesterday was a bad day for the official story, you know…that storyline that says the Gulf of Mexico is rapidly recovering, 75% of the oil is gone, the seafood is safe and how it is now time for everyone to live happily ever after with the reopened fishing areas? Well, to believe the American Medical Association, the University of Georgia and some fisherman taking … Continue reading Going Against the New Narrative – the University of Georgia, the American Medical Association and Mississippi Fishermen

British Petroleum, the Government and BlackRock – the Connection?

After initially talking tough, the relationship between British Petroleum and the government has seemed rather conciliatory. The low oil estimates and other data released to the public from the FDA, EPA and NOAA benefits BP while BP’s unwillingness to release anything returns the favor. The water is safe for fishing. The seafood is safe for eating. There is no oil to be found. When BP … Continue reading British Petroleum, the Government and BlackRock – the Connection?