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
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 methodology for the much maligned government study that produced the … Continue reading Fortifying the Wall – BP Accused of, and the NOAA Withholds…Information
Thad Allen “granted” permission Wednesday evening for BP to begin cementing the Macondo well now that the static kill is complete. According to BP, the oil has been suppressed and the pressure inside the well is in a “static” condition. Several valves that were in use to regulate the pressure inside the blow out preventer have now been turned off, no longer necessary. Allen stated … Continue reading The Static Kill Complete? BP to begin pumping cement into the well.
I sure as hell hope this works and I for one will be glad to nod my head towards those that helped get this thing sealed, but there will be no “thank you’s” in the offing. There will only be more pressure…pressure on BP to “make things right,” as they say. This is America and our attention span is short, and once the majority of … Continue reading BP Claims Top Hat 10 Could Completely Stop Gusher, Now The Pressure’s On Everybody
Residents in Harrison County, Mississippi appear none too pleased to be the lucky ones to have their landfill chosen by British Petroleum as the location to dump their toxic oil-spill waste. The Pecan Grove landfill, operated by Waste Management Company cut the deal with BP, and despite the objections of the Harrison County Board of Supervisors, BP ain’t listening…imagine that. There appears to be very little the … Continue reading BP dumping oil waste in Mississippi landfill, the 2nd spill…
Of course. Why wouldn’t they be? I mean, really, haven’t they outlived their usefulness? When was the last time you heard someone say…”Oh man, did you hear what happened in _________, God it’s gonna be almost impossible to wait for Brian Williams to come on at 5:30 so I can get the whole story!” Besides, who the hell gets off work in time to watch … Continue reading Network Evening News Ratings Down Across the Board…Good
Ed. Note: Since this story broke, the Coast Guard has been trying to deny the evidence, then admitting the rule is in effect, then producing false photographs to show vandalism of boom as reasons why, then saying the photographs were a mistake…many of these corrections done by a woman named Rachel Polish who works PR for a company that has BP as a client, while … Continue reading Obama, Coast Guard Criminalize Free Access to the Gulf Spill, Reporters Must Now Get Permission
…place where reporters and photographers keep getting ordered out of public areas. In this happy instance, a reporter was stopped by Homeland Security who took his name, social security number and demanded to see the photos he had taken under threat of being detained if he didn’t comply. The information was then promptly turned over to an official from British Petroleum… Many of you know … Continue reading Ohhh the land of B-P…and the home of the…
Remember when an oil well was just an oil well? Remember when BP was just known for bad commercials, like their “BP: it’s a start” campaign? Remember when the Gulf of Mexico was a living eco-system? Remember when British Petroleum was simply known for setting record profits? Them were the days… 1.9 to 3.6 million barrels spilled into the gulf and still going strong…beating Mexico’s Ixtoc … Continue reading The Greatest of All Time!