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,…

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…

The Static Kill Complete? BP to begin pumping cement into the well.

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…

BP dumping oil waste in Mississippi landfill, the 2nd spill…

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…

Network Evening News Ratings Down Across the Board…Good

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,…

Ohhh the land of B-P…and the home of the…

…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…

The Greatest of All Time!

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…