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…

Rolling Dice in the Gulf Coast – Here Comes Feinberg and His “Choice”

“Tomorrow morning, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility is up and running,” said Ken Feinberg, appointed by Barack Obama to administer the $20 billion dollar escrow fund, “BP is out of the claims-processing business beginning tomorrow.” In many respects this is good news. Kenneth Feinberg has promised to get reparations money into the hands of residents…

Fortifying the Wall – BP Accused of, and the NOAA Withholds…Information

You really didn’t think they’d just give up without a fight. Transocean, the owners of the Deepwater Horizon is reportedly at odds with British Petroleum, accusing the company of not turning over evidence for Transocean’s own investigation of the oil rig’s explosion, while the NOAA, despite congressional demand is refusing to release their data and…

Headlines: Gulf Coast and Beyond…

Fish research vessel drafted for use at BP oil spill site – Times Picayune Feds order more pressure tests before relief well drilling can restart – Times Picayune WikiLeaks: We Won’t Be Threatened by Pentagon – AP BP clears itself over oil spill disaster – Daily Mail Yes, a British Paper Just How Badly Have…

Relief Well to be Completed After All…Static Kill Not So Successful

From the Times-Picayune: BP’s blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is not yet plugged for good, and work on what’s been touted as the permanent solution will need to continue, the federal government said Friday. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man for the spill response, said during a news…

Headlines…Gulf Coast and Beyond

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ With Bonnie threat gone, critical equipment has already returned to Gulf oil well site – Times Picayune Dudley Set to Succeed Hayward at BP – Wall Street Journal Dam fails in eastern Iowa, causing massive flooding – CNN White House sends 2012 rescue team to Florida – Politico US Troops Captured in Afghanistan: Report…