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 machinery to ensure the clean-up is done right. British Petroleum … Continue reading BP’s clean-up refusal: thanks for the metaphor…

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 than 300 feet above where BP told its contractors and … Continue reading I have a sneaking suspicion…

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 hurricane, will the oil resurface? Well, no hurricanes yet, but … Continue reading Tropical Storm Lee brings more tar balls…

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 make a great deal of money from this annual retreat … Continue reading The Amity Choice…

How best to fight the oil? Umm, I dunno, and it seems BP/NOAA trying to keep it that way…

So, let’s take a look at a few recent headlines, shall we? From the Tri-Parish Times, tar balls are again seen coming ashore on Elmer’s Island. The Louisiana Bucket Brigade’s Peter Brabeck, an environmental monitor, spotted the new oil deposits and called them “the worst instance of oil contamination since the BP oil spill.” From the newsstar.com, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries expert said … Continue reading How best to fight the oil? Umm, I dunno, and it seems BP/NOAA trying to keep it that way…

“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 also where protective boom is gone or has been eaten … Continue reading “It’s like you’re in bed with BP.”

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 oil had to travel to get there, if there were … Continue reading Yes, there is now oil in Lake Pontchartrain