BP’s clean-up refusal: thanks for the metaphor…

When Tropical Storm Lee created a storm surge over Labor Day weekend, the surf brought in a new array of tar balls to some Gulf Coast Beaches. The Alabama communities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, still cleaning up this new oil from the Macondo Well, have requested British Petroleum bring in more beach cleaning…

I have a sneaking suspicion…

…that this whole Deepwater Horizon thing, the oil spill? Yeah, I think British Petroleum’s to blame. Could be due to the testimony of their own employees: “BP petrophysicist Galina Skripnikova in a closed-door deposition two months ago told attorneys involved in the oil spill litigation that there appeared to be a zone of gas more…

Tropical Storm Lee brings more tar balls…

Over the past year, there’s been much speculation about where the oil from the Deepwater Horizon went. Maybe it got disappeared by magical microbes. Maybe it’s all on the sea floor, and maybe more important, if it is on the sea floor (which several studies suggest), what happens if the area gets hit by a…

The Amity Choice…

Spring Break is coming… That annual rite of passage where drunken teens descend upon the beaches to get a rest from their studies and are often side by side with families, also on vacation from the thawing but still cold North is almost here, and all along the Gulf Coast, resorts and towns who typically…

“It’s like you’re in bed with BP.”

Approaching nine months after the Deepwater Horizon exploded, spilling 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, sensitive marshes off the coast of Louisiana are still covered with oil. Friday, state and local representatives took the media on a tour of Barataria Bay, showing an area where the oil continues to¬†destroy the¬†marshes and…

Yes, there is now oil in Lake Pontchartrain

Despite all the Corexit, all the booms (skimmers?) everything that BP and Obama says they are doing in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil has now reached Lake Pontchartrain…well, this brings a whole new reality to the city of New Orleans. Take a look at the map to the right and realize how far that…