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…

Mental Health on the Gulf Coast…the numbers keep coming…

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…

Oil discovered under the barrier island’s sand – Plaquemines Parish

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…

Headlines…Gulf Coast and Beyond

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ 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…

BP Still Unsure What Pressure Readings Mean

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…

LA officials say BP may cut payments to 40,000

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…