Over the past five months, Gulf Coast residents have been treated to a number of decisions with direct impact on their lives. They weren’t asked to give input at the time these decisions were made. They weren’t asked how they thought it might affect their future. The decisions occurred above their heads and most times, without their knowledge, but they are the ones now paying … Continue reading Changing Course in the Gulf: Bad Lessons in Money and Politics Pt. 3 – The Obama Administration and Business as Usual
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
A new survey, conducted between July 19th and 25th by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia found what most have suspected, confirming the results of the Ochsner survey released last week… people in the Gulf Coast are feeling it. When your livelihoods, culture and earning potentials are taken away or reduced…when your overall quality of life is severely impacted to the point of survival…anxiety … Continue reading Mental Health on the Gulf Coast…the numbers keep coming…
Today in Plaquemines Parish, WVUE correspondent John Snell and Parish Coastal Zone Director, PJ Hahn accidentally struck it rich. After the initial disappointment in finding no oil on the water’s surface, PJ and the crew were stepping across the barrier island, when one of the crew stepped in the right place and oil began bubbling up through the sand by way of a hermit crab … Continue reading Oil discovered under the barrier island’s sand – Plaquemines Parish
As I put up in a previous post, the Telegraph previously reported BP was set to announce a $5 billion dollar profit, but according to the morning Chicago Tribune, this is anything but the case: BP said the $32.2 billion charge for the cost of the spill led it to record a loss of $17 billion for the second quarter, compared with a profit of … Continue reading Turns Out The Telegraph was Wrong…BP – Record Loss for 2nd Quarter…kind of.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 – HuffingtonPost Germany Love Parade Tragedy: Death Toll Rises After … Continue reading Headlines…Gulf Coast and Beyond
Last night I threw out a message, observing how it seemed every time we turned around either someone from British Petroleum or the Feds were changing the rules on this well cap. When all this began last week, when BP put the new containment riser onto the Macondo well and stopped the flow of oil from entering the gulf we were all told that the … Continue reading PSI…BP and the Feds Grading the Pressure Readings On the Curve…Yeah! Everybody Passes!
As the condition of BP’s leaking oil well continues to deteriorate rapidly BP has tried desperately to prevent the Federal Government from monitoring the sea floor for oil and methane leaks. An anonymous government official said BP is not complying with the government’s demand for more monitoring of oil and methane leaks on the sea floor. BP spokesman Mark Salt declined to comment on the … Continue reading Despite Multiple Methane and Oil Leaks From BOP and Sea Floor Feds Allow BP to Risk Uncontrollable BP Gulf Oil Spill Blowout
British Petroleum is in the middle of a 48 hour window where the pressure readings on the new well-cap are being monitored round the clock. Still under 7000 PSI, two very divergent views on what could be happening below that cap are floating to the surface: Perspective 1: Roger N. Anderson, a professor of marine biology and geophysics at Columbia University, said the oil pressure … Continue reading BP Still Unsure What Pressure Readings Mean
What’s this? You mean BP was lying when they said they will “make things right?” No way, you can’t be serious. Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services were never even formally told by BP payments were being reduced to 40,000 people; they discovered it when they were reviewing BP’s claim summary and noticed a significant cut in daily payments. British Petroleum are a bunch … Continue reading LA officials say BP may cut payments to 40,000