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GULF AND OTHER OIL DISASTERS

Aug 14 11:02

USF says government tried to squelch their oil plume findings

USF says government tried to squelch their oil plume findings

Aug 14 10:18

Reader Photos - plants dying in Florida

Aug 14 09:18

Dispersants Hearing: NOAA admits Gulf seafood not tested, yet says toxins may BIOACCUMULATE!

Larry Robinson, assistant secretary of Commerce for oceans and atmosphere/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

OUR SEAFOOD TESTS ARE FOR OIL — AND IT’S WHAT IS DISPERSED OIL – OUR PROTOCOLS ARE NOT SPECIFICALLY LOOKING AT DISPERSANTS OR THE BYPRODUCTS OF DISPERSANTS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Never test for something you don't want to find (before November)." -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 14 09:03

CNN: Plumes of oil “RESTING ON BOTTOM” hit Gulf beaches — Feds, BP still deny finding submerged crude (VIDEOS)

Aug 14 09:01

WKRG: “More than 15 miles of sugar white sand has turned ugly brown” as submerged oil washes ashore; One BP ‘cleanup’ crew

BP has drastically cut its oil response crews….sending thousands of workers home. The oil giant says there’s no oil out there but will respond in a timely fashion. …

“Just lie upon lie,” [says resident].

Aug 14 09:00

Obama mortgages the Gulf of Mexico to BP

Tying the disaster fund directly to Gulf oil revenue has obvious political advantages for the company, as the Journal pointed out, "because it could make the administration and BP partners of sorts in developing the Gulf." It would forestall measures such as the bill passed by the House of Representatives last month effectively banning BP from new offshore drilling in the Gulf, because such a move would then threaten the stream of revenue for the disaster fund.

The White House never considered commandeering the assets of the corporate criminal, instead allowing BP to retain control of the disaster site through a series of failed attempts to shut down the oil leak. It has persistently downplayed the possibility of prosecution of any executives from BP or its partners in the well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All of this is pretty predictable, in light of the fact that BP was one of the most significant contributors to Obama's presidential campaign!

Aug 14 08:57

NOAA’s top oil spill scientist is “NOT SURE where” they put evidence of plumes to be used against BP… “So many samples” to keep track of

USF turned its samples over to NOAA, expecting to get either a shared analysis or the samples themselves back…. [USF marine science dean William] Hogarth said, they’ve received neither.

NOAA’s top oil spill scientist… said, because NOAA has collected so many samples over the past three months, when it comes to the samples from USF’s trip in May, “I’m not sure where they are.”

Aug 14 08:33

"Yeah, yeah... Sure, sure, it was the weather that killed those fish! The weather! Yeah, yeah,,, sure, sure!" -- BP

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And of course the real culprit is (drum roll, please) HUMAN-CAUSED GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!

Aug 14 07:51

“NOAA won’t begin checking for submerged methane gases”; Top scientist says “It seems crazy”

Samantha Joye, professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia… is puzzled why NOAA won’t begin checking for submerged methane gases in the deep waters of the Gulf… “It seems crazy,” she said. “There is no reasonable explanation as to why it’s not being done. It just doesn’t make sense.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sure it makes sense. If there is massive amounts of dissolved methane (and there really has to be, when you think about it) and that Methane is what is killing all the sea life along the eastern seaboard (which it is known to do), then this would be an election killer for the incumbents. So of course NOAA (already scandalized by using flawed satellite data to bolster the case for a carbon tax on us all) is not going to carry out investigations which will produce results nobody wants before November!

Aug 14 07:42

Feds announce ANOTHER blow-out preventer may be added to wellhead

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You mean that well you have been telling everyone for the last several days is statically killed (even though there are still thousands of pounds pressure at the well head)?

Aug 14 07:39

Florida University Draws Ire of NOAA for Gulf Research

USF officials aren't the only ones who have drawn the ire of NOAA.

Samantha Joye, professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia, had a similar experience when she started talking about what she and others had discovered underwater.

"We felt like our wrists were slapped a little bit when we came forward and talked about the plumes,'' Joye said. "NOAA wanted a vetted, concrete story. We felt we had a concrete story. The plumes were real; the data was very solid.''

Aug 14 07:38

EOC Director: Fish kill after oil washes up, “ALL the crabs are crawling up on the bank”; “Dying everywhere” says fisherman

WLOX reports after “hundreds of tar balls and patties washed up on the beach near Lakeshore Road” Thursday night, the Hancock County, Mississippi Emergency Operations Center Director said, “If you walk along the pier, you’ll see small dead fish. You’ve got some speckled trout that’s dead through here. All the crabs are crawling up on the bank and I just kind of wonder why.”

He isn’t the only one wondering about this “unusual occurrence.” “Something is killing them. It wasn’t killing them before this oil got here. And now they’re dying everywhere,” a fisherman who didn’t want to be identified told WLOX.

Aug 14 07:25

BP officials “DON’T BELIEVE” mayor’s tests that prove oil is surfacing in local waters

“BP keeps telling us there is no oil, to skim or otherwise, and we keep telling them there is… We’re skimming it,” the Orange Beach Coastal Resource Manager said.

A BP spokesman told the Press-Register that company officials “don’t believe what the mayor’s crew is finding is oil.”

“City officials said samples collected last week from local waters tested positive for the presence of hydrocarbons, but BP rejected those findings… An invitation to jointly collect samples on Thursday was turned down by a local BP official,” the article reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We don't see it and we don't smell it, and you can't make us, nyah, hyah, nyah!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 14 07:23

Oil expert: BP admits “4,200 psi on the well when it’s supposed to be dead”; “They are indeed communicated to the reservoir below”

In actuality, this “static kill” did nothing that BP and Allen said it would do. Certainly the well is not dead or “static”… The fact that they’re getting pressure now tells me that they are indeed communicated to the reservoir below…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, this is just more "make believe the problem is fixed for the elections" propaganda.

Aug 14 07:08

Top Gulf scientist contradicts Feds, says Oil from BP’s gusher “some of the crudest stuff I’ve ever seen”

NOAA says the oil from BP’s blown-out well is a light crude that biodegrades quickly.

However, a top marine scientist in the Gulf now contradicts the government’s claim.

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Aug 13 15:46

Florida – Much Worse Problems Than the Oil Spill

Media coverage of the oil spill’s effect on the Gulf focusing on tourist income lost by the waterfront towns – with footage of empty beaches, restaurants and T-shirt shops – dominates the news. Interviews with devastated business owners are heart rending. But they always end with references to somehow hanging on until “things get back to normal.”

Trouble is, things are not going to “normalize.” Not for the Panhandle of Florida, and probably not for the rest of the state, either.

Projections suggest that Florida can expect oil all along its west coast, and possibly throughout the Keys and up the east coast as well. Yet even before BP’s well began spewing crude, pressures within the state’s economy were building. It was an explosive situation awaiting a match.

Aug 13 14:12

BP OIL SPILL ...WE FOUND THEIR MISSING OIL & COREXIT FILLED BLUE CRABS! MIRROR THIS & PASS ON.....

Aug 13 14:11

Friday the 13th Part II: Even larger plumes seeping from seafloor

Aug 13 13:28

Days After Tar Balls Hit New York Beach Massive Fish Kills Stretch From New Jersey to Massachusetts

Now massive fish kills in the North East stretching from NJ to NY and Massachusetts and in all locations life long residents say they have never seen anything like this.

Are these all just coincidence?

The similarities and the timing between these events and the events occurring throughout the Gulf of Mexico should prompt officials to take a closer look and find the real cause of these incidents.

Instead we see Massachusetts officials declaring the fish kill was due from lack of oxygen within hours without doing any tests and NJ officials ignoring reports of tar balls on the beaches.

Aug 13 13:27

Dead Fish Washing Up Everywhere Due to BP Oil Spill and Dispersants

Of course, separate and apart from its oxygen-depleting properties, Corexit is itself toxic to fish. Given that even seagulls won't touch the fish that are washing up today, the fish should be tested for Corexit poisoning.

Aug 13 12:46

BP's blown-out well not yet killed; relief well to permanently seal well will be finished

BP's blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is not yet plugged for good

Aug 13 10:53

UV Light Reveals Hidden Sand Contamination from the Gulf oil disaster

Aug 13 10:48

Hundreds of Thousands of DEAD FISH on NEW JERSEY SHORE AUG 12 2010

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even the birds won't eat those fish!

Aug 13 10:44

Hey Thad Allen - More Oil And Tar On Pensacola Beach August 11 2010

Aug 13 08:00

The BP Cover-Up

BP and the government say the spill is fast disappearing—but dramatic new science reveals that its worst effects may be yet to come.

Aug 13 07:59

The BP oil-methane-dispersant-drilling fluids disaster

Huge volumes of methane from the well along with toxic dispersants used to break up the oil could do vast damage

Aug 13 07:58

BP downsizes Miami oil spill operations center

With no oil to fight in South Florida, BP has begun downsizing its Miami operations center and is giving up one high-rise office near Brickell Avenue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any Florida readers with photos of oil on the beaches, please send them in!

Aug 13 07:56

BP: Dispersing Oil or Criticism?

BP and Corexit manufacturer Nalco claim the chemical reduced damage from the spill, and was as harmless as dish soap.

But dispersants do not lessen the amount of oil in the environment. Rather, they break oil into tiny drops that have different, but not necessarily fewer, toxic properties. After more than three months, the fundamental question lingers: Did Corexit do more harm than good?

Aug 13 03:32

Will BP Skip the Relief Well, Declare Mission Accomplished, and Abandon Ship Without Permanently Killing the Oil Leak?

I'm beginning to wonder whether BP keeps on doing one confusing procedure after another, and keeps on saying that the well has been capped, hoping that everyone stops paying attention so that BP can just pack up its bags and slink away while people aren't paying attention.

Relief wells are the best hope for permanently capping the well. But it is possible that BP has messed up the well so badly that the relief wells will fail.

As Cavnar notes, BP has already taken down or blurred most of its underwater camera feeds. BP might just declare "mission accomplished" and skip the relief wells, leaving a ticking time bomb which will pollute the Gulf for years to come.

Aug 12 15:48

Tax collector files claim with BP for loss of bed taxes

Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson has filed a claim with BP for loss of tourist development tax revenues following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill...

Aug 12 12:52

yet another oil well blowout in Louisiana

Aug 12 10:45

Officials deny dispersant use, residents beg to differ

When reached for comment, Lt. Cmdr. Dale Vogelsang, liaison officer with the United State Coast Guard, told The Log he had contacted Unified Command and they had “confirmed” that dispersants were not being used in Florida waters.

“Dispersants are only being used over the wellhead in Louisiana,” Vogelsang said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From Transcript of Thad Allen's Aug. 9 briefing with reporters

Thad Allen: We have not used dispersant since the capping stack was put on. I believe that was the 15th of July. ... But I would tell you, there are no dispersants being used at this time.

Admiral, your pants are on fire!

Aug 12 10:39

Will BP Skip the Relief Well, Declare Mission Accomplished, and Abandon Ship Without Permanently Killing the Oil Leak?

All was right with the world. Except, it wasn't. Day before yesterday, Adm. Allen announced they were going to start a "pressure test", babbling about the annulus and raising the ominous spectre that they are still actually communicated to the reservoir. Wells confirmed that fear in the afternoon, admitting that they indeed had 4,200 psi on the well when it's supposed to be dead. At the seafloor, the well should have no more than 2,200 psi on it, and conceivable less, if the hydrostatic of the mud in the closed well had overcome reservoir pressure. Then it got really confusing. Wells said that it wouldn't hold 4,200 psi because of "bubbles" leaking out of the wellhead, implying that they are pumping on it to keep it there, but that they're going to "test" it by relieving pressure. ??

Aug 12 09:48

Dead Fish Everywhere!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Did Obama and BP just contaminate most of America's food sources?

Aug 12 09:19

THE GULF IS STILL LEAKING - DID BP SWITCH THE WELL SEEN ON TV?

Evidence is starting to surface that BP has pulled a fast one and has changed the well being shown on TV.

According to documents filed by British Petroleum with the US Minerals Management Service, there are two wells in the area of the spill. The first well, Well "A", was drilled early this year, ran into troubles, and was abandoned. Then Well B was drilled, which resulted in the explosion which destroyed the Deepwater Horizon.

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Updated graphics of well head camera data.

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Aug 12 09:11

DOJ gags scientists studying BP disaster.

Hooper-Bui’s depictions of samples confiscated by US Fish and Wildlife officials and expeditions blocked by local law enforcement is consistent with the steady stream of reports about obstruction, censorship, and confusion under BP’s private army of contractors. A full and open scientific assessment of the effects of the BP disaster is crucial for the health of the ecosystem and the residents of this American jewel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So even though the official story is that the crisis is over, the US Government and BP are still preventing access to the area by scientists unless they sign a confidentiality agreement that they will not share what they find with the public!

Sound like the crisis is over to you?

Me neither.

Aug 12 01:26

BP Is Hiding Dead Animals to Avoid Fine of $50,000 Per Dead Animal (and the Bad Publicity)

BP has been trying to hide dead birds and other sealife.

Fox News reports that BP is trying to keep animal carcasses away from public view:

Local Gulf Coast residents and those monitoring turtles say that BP is removing carcasses at night to hide them from the public:

Aug 11 19:41

Feds confiscate independent LSU scientists’ samples because project not approved by BP, others

Linda Hooper-Bui, Louisiana State University Department of Entomology Associate Professor, writes in The Scientist, “My PhD student’s ant samples were taken away by a US Fish and Wildlife officer at a publicly accessible state Wildlife Management Area because our project hadn’t been approved by Incident Command.”

What is the Incident Command? Hooper-Bui continues, “[It's] also called the Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Command — which is a joint program of BP and federal agencies, such as the Coast Guard…”

Aug 11 19:20

BP nears deal to continue drilling in Gulf of Mexico

The deal with the White House would allow BP to guarantee its $20bn (£13bn) clean-up fund against revenues from its operations in the Gulf, which account for approximately 10pc of its oil and gas business.

If the deal were to be agreed – it remains one of a number of solutions being discussed – it would all but guarantee BP’s future in the Gulf, despite efforts by certain members of the US Congress to force the company away from US shores.

Aug 11 19:08

BP Links Compensation With Continued Oil Production In The Gulf

P has managed to link the fate of its $20 billion oil spill victims compensation fund with its continued ability to pump oil from the Gulf of Mexico. The voluntary trust agreement negotiated with the Department of Justice is not with the British-based multinational, or even with BP America, but with a fairly remote subsidiary, BP Exploration & Production Inc. (BPEC) -- a Delaware corporation that operates BP's Gulf oil leases.

So if BP's drilling revenues from the Gulf suddenly vanished, so, presumably, would the compensation fund, said Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's Energy Program.

Aug 11 16:17

Dead Fish Washing Up On NJ's Delaware Bay Beaches

Tens of thousands of dead fish have washed ashore along the Delaware Bay in southern New Jersey.

State environmental and wildlife officials say it's not yet clear what killed the fish, which appear to exclusively small menhaden, also known as peanut bunker.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"WE KILL THE FISH SO YOU CAN CATCH THEM EASIER! WE'RE BRITISH PETROLEUM!"

Aug 11 11:30

Has the Oil Well Really Been Capped?

Everyone is saying that the well has been capped.

I hope so.

But even the government's spokesman, Thad Allen, isn't saying that it's been capped.

Aug 11 09:58

FLASHBACK - William 'Bill' Phillips on Oil and Gas

Did you know that the United States does NOT have any big oil companies. It's true: the largest American oil company, Exxon Mobil, is only the 14th largest in the world, and is dwarfed by the really big oil companies -- all owned by foreign governments or government- sponsored monopolies -- that dominate the world's oil supply.

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William Phillips, a lobbyist and former staffer to Senator Ted Stevens, died with Stevens in the recent Alaska plane crash.

Aug 11 09:51

The Gulf BLUE PLAGUE is Evolving

According to the ER nurses, in the southern Mississippi and Louisiana areas there have been more than 600 cases of what their staffs have appropriately named the "BP flu". The vast majority of these "flu" cases are with those people who are working along the coast, as well as further offshore, on boats; and those who live along the southernmost areas along the Gulf of Mexico. One might initially think - based on mainstream media reports - that these flu-like symptoms are nothing to be overly concerned about. This is not a matter of 'take two aspirins and call me in the morning'. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Aug 11 09:23

Gulf Coast Fishermen Challenge US Government over Dispersants

Commercial Fishing communities in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida have united to demand that local, state, and federal agencies force BP to discontinue the use of toxic dispersants and conduct better testing before reopening fishing waters.

"We need to get our government to get a handle on this situation and shut down our fishing waters until they test for dispersants, and get the use of dispersants stopped unless they can prove to us they are not harmful," Kathy Birren, a spokesperson for commercial fishermen in Florida, told Truthout, "We are seeing fish kills. They [US Government and BP] are covering this all up."

Aug 11 08:38

The Gulf BLUE PLAGUE is Evolving

According to the ER nurses, in the southern Mississippi and Louisiana areas there have been more than 600 cases of what their staffs have appropriately named the "BP flu". The vast majority of these "flu" cases are with those people who are working along the coast, as well as further offshore, on boats; and those who live along the southernmost areas along the Gulf of Mexico. One might initially think - based on mainstream media reports - that these flu-like symptoms are nothing to be overly concerned about. This is not a matter of 'take two aspirins and call me in the morning'. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Aug 11 07:49

Gov. Jindal declares “state of emergency” for storm; Some state agencies preparing for “possible evacuation”

Governor Jindal Declares State Of Emergency For Louisiana, Gov Monitor, August 10, 2010:

Governor Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency for the State of Louisiana in preparation for Invest 94, which if upgraded, would become Tropical Storm Danielle. …

Department of Environmental Quality is working with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a plan to provide air monitoring services as quickly as possible should the storm impact Louisiana. …

Aug 11 07:42

BP oil spill evidence to be collected by suspects

Key evidence on one of the world's worst oil spills could soon be in the hands of the leading suspects as BP and partner contractors are set to start salvaging the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

The US government is leading what could become a criminal investigation into the disaster. But it does not have the technical expertise to gather evidence some 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

Transocean, which leased the rig to BP, is expected to take charge of the salvage operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is absolutely unbelievable.

There are capable companies internationally with the expertise to make this happen in an honest and responsible way; why are they not being called upon here?!?

What is it that they, and the American public, are not supposed to see?!?

Aug 10 16:11

A Run for the Canadian Border

Marin Katusa, Chief Energy Strategist
Casey Research

The Gulf of Mexico disaster has changed U.S. priorities, costs, and energy supply sources for years to come. But the fact that the U.S. needs energy isn’t changing anytime soon, and as mass sources of green energy are still a while away, the most likely alternative might be the most surprising one.

With US$15 billion invested annually in offshore drilling in the United States, the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico means that this money is getting ready to migrate elsewhere. And it is the Athabasca oil sands of Alberta, Canada, that are number one on the list.

Aug 10 15:47

Plant damage in Minnesota

Aug 10 14:45

BP Denies St. Petersburg Resort's $1.7 Million Claim

Some beachfront hotels said BP has turned down their claims for relief from the oil spill disaster, even though others in the Bay area have already received money...

Aug 10 13:51

"it’s more cost effective for ya’ll to sink the oil"

Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Even When It's Not Out of Sight)
Monday 09 August 2010
by: Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld
To the representatives’ request to have someone explain to him why BP would not want to clean up the oil, Blanchard angrily obliged:“Because it’s more cost effective for ya’ll to come at night and sink the son-of-a-bitch! When the oil’s coming around, they call ya’ll, they tell ya’ll where the oil’s at, and the first thing ya’ll do is tell them to go the other way, ya’ll send the planes, and ya’ll fucking sink it! [Spray dispersants from the air]...Ya’ll are putting the oil on the bottom of my fishing grounds! Ya’ll not only messing me up now, ya’ll are messing me up for the rest of my life! I ain’t gonna live long enough to buy anymore shrimp!”

Aug 10 12:47

When University Scientists Found Underwater Oil Plumes, the Government Said Shut Up, Don't Tell Anyone ... and Then Tried to Discredit Them

"I got lambasted by the Coast Guard and NOAA when we said there was undersea oil," USF marine sciences dean William Hogarth said. Some officials even told him to retract USF's public announcement, he said, comparing it to being "beat up" by federal officials.

The USF scientists weren't alone. Vernon Asper, an oceanographer at the University of Southern Mississippi, was part of a similar effort that met with a similar reaction. "We expected that NOAA would be pleased because we found something very, very interesting," Asper said. "NOAA instead responded by trying to discredit us. It was just a shock to us."

Aug 10 10:00

Tropical weather shuts down Gulf well-killing operations

Drilling on a relief well expected to intercept the crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of this week has been suspended because of a tropical disturbance in the Gulf, BP spokeswoman Elizabeth Adams said Tuesday.

Aug 10 09:52

Disappearing Oil and Gulf Seafood: Passing the Sniff Test

The Feds now say, as reported by the NYT, that 76% of the mess has either been picked up on the beaches, skimmed from the surface, captured by the containment process or burned off. (I suppose breathing this stuff in the air as particulates is “perfectly safe.”)

At the risk of seeming a “Chicken Little” I’d like to point out that even if the reports of this “great disappearing” are true what is left is something on the order of 50 million gallons of crud in the Gulf or about the same as 5 Exxon Valdez spills.

So, while BP, the Government and our happy-go-lucky news media are fighting for places on the “where did all the oil go” bandwagon I see no cause for celebration.

Aug 10 09:50

A massive crime compounded by a massive cover-up

The administration is promoting claims that most of the oil erupting from the leak has either been contained or evaporated, with only a quarter posing a continued threat to the region.

The claim, advanced in a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and promoted by the National Incident Command in the Gulf, is simply the latest in a long record of lies and falsifications. From the beginning, the policy of both BP and the Obama administration has been to cover up the true size and scope of the oil spill. It was NOAA which provided the claim in the days immediately following the April 20 blowout that only 5,000 barrels per day were spilling into the Gulf, and continued to drastically underestimate the size of the spill throughout the crisis.

Aug 10 09:49

GOVERNMENT ASSISTED BP IN COVERING UP EFFECTS OF SPILL

Another disturbing twist in the Gulf Oil Crisis saga is the media blackout which occurred in late May/early June. BP set up clean-up camps along the gulf coast to remove oil and tar from beaches. During this period reporters were forbidden to talk to cleanup workers--either on or off the clock--or suffer a possible $40,000 fine or Class B felony charge. I started to see videos crop up in alternative news outlets showing Blackwater-type guards forcing news reporters away from the area. I was shocked (mainly because it was allowed) to see mainstream media regular Anderson Cooper discussing the 65 feet distance required between the media and the cleanup response areas (including beaches and vessels) without permission from the Port of New Orleans.

Aug 10 09:45

CNN - Deed fish washing up on Massachussetts shores!

Experts say a lack of oxygen may be to blame for killing scores of fish off the Massachusetts coast.

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Apparently these fish had been dead for days... locals say they have never seen anything like it. The "Experts" (same ones who told you that you were to blame for global warming) claiming lack of oxygen 'might' be to blame. Given the dead fish in Biloxi, and the fact that this has never happened before, I think the gulf oil disaster is a likely factor.

Aug 10 08:53

The Crime of the Century: What BP and US Government Don’t Want You to Know

Environmental activist Jerry Cope has spent the last few weeks traveling along the Gulf Coast and experiencing firsthand the contamination in the air and water. In an article published on Huffington Post, Cope argues that instead of celebrating the allegedly vanishing oil, we should be concerned about the disappearance of marine life in the Gulf. He describes the Gulf as a “kill zone” and looks into where the marine animals have gone, given that BP has reported a relatively low number of dead animals from the spill.

Aug 10 08:39

TOXIC OIL RAIN IN IOWA ? - More plant damage

Aug 10 08:36

Toxic Rain In Miami From Gulf Oil Leak Plants Trees Dying

Aug 10 08:35

BP Oil Spill Is Corexit Having an Effect on Plants and Wildlife

Aug 10 08:34

BP Oil Spill: Is Corexit Having an Effect on Plants and Wildlife?

Aug 10 07:48

BP Won't Fully Fund Escrow Account Until End Of 2013

BP and the Justice Department announced today that BP has made its first contribution into the $20 billion escrow fund which will pay claims related to the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

BP's first payment was $3 billion.

Aug 10 07:17

The Government is Dealing with the Oil Spill Like the Soviets Dealt with Chernobyl

The bottom line is that the government's entire response to the oil spill is to try to cover it up, just as the Soviets tried to do with Chernobyl, and just as the U.S. government has done with the financial crisis, torture, 9/11, the anthrax attack, and every other crisis.

Aug 10 06:51

USF Says Government Pushed Them To Hide Their Oil Plume Findings From The Public

A month after the Deepwater Horizon disaster began, scientists from the University of South Florida made a startling announcement. They had found signs that the oil spewing from the well had formed a 6-mile-wide plume snaking along in the deepest recesses of the gulf...

Aug 09 14:51

Matt Simmons Has Died: BP critic and oil expert Matt Simmons dies a Mysterious Death.

BP critic and oil expert Matt Simmons dies of heart attack. Simmons was proponent of peak oil. Another report states Simmons drowned at home, which will skew autopsy tests for poisons

Aug 09 14:08

Breaking Gulf news: Land Surveyor proves Simmons right. TV well sham.

In a series of four short videos (below), the unidentified land surveyor presents official BP public documents that he downloaded, compared to "live coverage" revealing the TV illusion. He explains in layman's terms what has transpired using BP surveyor maps and documents.

According to the public documents, not only are there the two wells Matt Simmons has insisted exist. The documents also reveal that the plan since the beginning of the operation has been to abandon both wells.

Simmons stated in July, "There is no way BP would not know they were misleading everyone," and, "They would have to be deaf, dumb, and blind and they're not. These are smart guys."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"WELL-GATE" GOES VIRAL!

Aug 09 13:42

BP Disaster = Catastrophic Climate Change?

The entire 'river of warm water' that flows from the Caribbean to the edges of Western Europe is dying due to the Corexit that the Obama Administration allowed BP to use to hide the scale of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster.

The approximately two million gallons of Corexit, plus several million gallons of other dispersants, have caused the over two hundred million gallons of crude oil to mostly sink to the bottom of the ocean. This has hidden much of the oil, with the hopes that BP can seriously reduce the mandated federal fines from the oil disaster.

Aug 09 11:44

FLASHBACK - Matt Simmons - They are Still Lying About Oil Disaster

Aug 09 11:32

Crabs provide evidence oil tainting Gulf food web

The government said last week that three-quarters of the spilled oil has been removed or naturally dissipated from the water. But the crab larvae discovery was an ominous sign that crude had already infiltrated the Gulf's vast food web — and could affect it for years to come.

"It would suggest the oil has reached a position where it can start moving up the food chain instead of just hanging in the water," said Bob Thomas, a biologist at Loyola University in New Orleans. "Something likely will eat those oiled larvae ... and then that animal will be eaten by something bigger and so on."

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Gee, you think?
Biloxi, Aug/3/10

Aug 09 11:10

BP's Insidious Coverup and Propaganda Campaign: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

A campaign that peaked this week with the US government, clearly acting in BP’s best interests, itself announcing, via outlets willing to allow themselves to be used to transfer the propaganda, like the New York Times, this message: “The government is expected to announce on Wednesday that three-quarters of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon leak has already evaporated, dispersed, been captured or otherwise eliminated — and that much of the rest is so diluted that it does not seem to pose much additional risk of harm.”

This message was disseminated far and wide, via other mainstream media outlets like the AP and Reuters, effectively announcing to the masses that despite the Gulf of Mexico suffering the largest marine oil disaster in US history, most of the oil was simply “gone.”

Aug 09 11:09

RIP Matt Simmons

Aug 09 11:06

FLASHBACK - BP caps DIFFERENT WELL MORE LIES ?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This bears further checking, but the gist of the story is that BP drilled two wells (confirmed) abandoned the first one when it got into trouble (also confirmed), then drilled the second well which exploded. The theory put forward on this video is that the media stunt of capping the well was done to the remains of the first well, not the major leak at the Deepwater Horizon site.

WELL #A
Latitude 28.738132500000003
Longitude -88.36592777777777

WELL #B
Latitude 28.73778527777778
Longitude -88.36682805555554

check this out
Use the above decimal mapping coordinates on the live marine traffic map linked below (as you move the map around, the coordinates change). You will see where the ROVS are in relationship to the TWO well blowouts:

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?level0=100

It appears the SKANDI NEPTUNE, which has been showing images of the "new cap for the BOP" is at the location of the FIRST well that blew, and NOT the second well (that destroyed the rig).

Note: The marinetraffic website does not have a mechanism for saving the map coordinates in the URL, so after you reach the page, use the pull down menu at left labeled "Go to Vessel" and select SKANDI NEPTUME which will center the ROV ship as well as show a recent track.

UPDATE

These are screen captures from July 22nd.

In this first screencap, the location of the BOA DEEP C is noted. This is the location of the Deepwater Horizon drilling site; the well seen gushing oil and gas into the Gulf following the explosion of the drilling rig last April.

In this second screencap, the location of the SKANDI NEPTUNE is indicated. This is the ROV control ship currently displaying what we are told is the successfully capped wellhead.

The problem is that as of July 22nd when these screencaps were taken, the SKANDI NEPTUNE and its ROV appear to be some distance from the Deepwater Horizon, at the location of the first attempted well.

Aug 09 11:04

BP OIL - NO BS !! - 2 WELLS DRILLED ABANDONED

Webmaster's Commentary: 
This is very long because it goes into fine detail, but what it documents, using official BP and MMS documents, plus the live feed from the ROV cameras, is that the well we have been seeing on TV since the "capping" on July 16th is not the destroyed Deepwater Horizon wellhead that has been gushing oil since last April, but the first attempted well which was abandoned.
Aug 09 11:03

FORGET BP AND GOVERNMENT CLAIMS; OIL STILL LURKING BENEATH SURFACE OF SAND ALONG THE GULF COAST!

On a second trip to the island with a Fox 8 News crew, Hahn brought a shovel and struck oil, turning up thick, black oil that had not been heavily weathered and did not appear to have been dispersed.

"I would have never thought that this oil would be this deep underground," Hahn said.

Aug 09 11:02

LET'S CALL THIS "WELL-GATE!"

The Skandi ROV #1, one of the pair that were parked in front of the oil gusher all those weeks, was moved after the tropical storm came through the Gulf. It is now parked in front of "Well A," the one that BP first attempted, then capped and abandoned after problems developed. They then drilled "Well B" which is the one that blew Deepwater Horizon out of the water and was and still is gushing oil.

BP claim that they are showing you video of a capped Well B, which is a lie.

Aug 09 11:01

FEDS SAY THEY CANNOT FIND THE OIL? HERE IT IS!

Aug 09 10:58

BP's oil now oozing out from Beach sand in Louisiana

That's why they didn't allow photographers...they were just BURYING the oil. I've seen other videos like this...pristine-looking beaches, where all BP did was bring in acres of sand and bulldoze it over the oil. They didn't "clean up" a damned thing, they just buried it.

Aug 09 10:57

OBAMA SAYS OIL DISASTER IS OVER WHILE DEAD FISH WASH UP IN BILOXI!

Aug 09 10:56

Feds Can’t Find Oil But Satellite Photos Show BP Gulf Oil Spill Covering 12,000 Square Miles

Speculation: winds from Bonnie obliterated most of the thin sheen throughout the area; but since then, sheen has had time to “reassemble” into observable layers that noticeably affect the sunglint on MODIS images, and the backscatter on radar, but may not look like much to folks out in the Gulf on vessels or in low-flying aircraft. That’s our theory at this point.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shake a bottle of oil and vinegar salad dressing and sure enough, very little oil will be seen at the top. That is what happened during Bonnie. But let that same salad dressing sit still for a while and the oil eventually separates and floats back to the top. That is what is happening now!

Aug 09 10:56

What they're hiding: Explosive SEEPS evident in side-by-side comparison of ENHANCED video

Aug 09 10:55

BP Has Two Different Oil Wells Spewing Underwater

So there it is in black and white next to living color. BP are lying. Ms. Williams either lied or was given false information to send me in order to attempt to throw me off track. Two wells, two distinct locations, twin wellheads and all the other equipment. And still the video from the Skandi subs are showing Well A on your network and cable news, but you clearly see a well at location B also spewing oil in the Youtube video.

Aug 09 10:54

US report on BP spill censured

Residents of US states along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico are angry at a government report suggesting that %75 of the oil leaked from the ruptured BP well is gone.

The affected Americans in the Gulf coastal states maintain that the rosy report presented by the US government is going to keep BP's disastrous spill out of the limelight.

"There is no way anyone can tell me that is it over with. I have proof. I know where it is at," shouted a Gulf resident angrily, holding up a contaminated water sample from the Gulf, Sky News reported on Monday.

Aug 09 10:51

What BP and US Gov't Don’t Want You to Know--With photos

The Crime of the Century: What BP and US Government Don’t Want You to Know--With photos
Posted by Alexander Higgins - August 7, 2010 at 2:16 am
To judge from most media coverage, the beaches are open, the fishing restrictions being lifted and the Gulf resorts open for business in a healthy, safe environment. We, along with Pierre LeBlanc, spent the last few weeks along the Gulf coast from Louisiana to Florida, and the reality is distinctly different. The coastal communities of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida have been inundated by the oil and toxic dispersant Corexit 9500, and the entire region is contaminated. The once pristine white beaches that have been subject to intense cleaning operations now contain the oil/dispersant contamination to an unknown depth.

Aug 09 10:19

THE GULF IS STILL LEAKING - DID BP SWITCH THE WELL SEEN ON TV?

Aug 09 10:18

Fury Over Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Report

Gulf Coast residents and business owners have reacted with alarm to claims that around 75% of the oil that leaked from the BP Deepwater Horizon rig has gone.

They fear the report by US government scientists will cause political and media attention to fade and that they will be abandoned as they struggle to cope with incomes and livelihoods devastated by the leak.

Aug 09 09:38

Report: BP audit detailed rig's flaws before spill

A newspaper says it has obtained an internal audit conducted by BP PLC on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that details severe safety flaws months before the Gulf of Mexico spill.

The Sunday Times said in its report that the audit details how the drilling rig, owned by contractor Transocean, did not fully comply with BP's standards.

The report says that seven months ahead of the April explosion, auditors found 390 maintenance tasks that were more than a month overdue on the rig. These included maintenance work on parts of the blowout preventer, the safety device atop the well that failed to trigger on the day of the accident.

BP and Transocean, which could both face heavy penalties, have disagreed on who should take responsibility for the spill.

---Additional---

For government lawyers preparing a case against BP, this number could help calculate the maximum civil penalty BP might face for the spill. If BP is not found to have acted with negligence, the penalty would be $1,100 per barrel. About 4.1 million barrels escaped into the gulf, according to the new estimate, so that fine would come to $4.5 billion. If BP is found to have acted with "gross negligence" in the lead-up to the spill, the maximum penalty would be $4,300 a barrel, which would work out to $17.6 billion.

Aug 09 08:48

Matt Simmons apparently drowned at his home Sunday night

Aug 08 22:32

USF Geologists Find Beaches Teeming With Tiny Tar Balls

As researchers from USF’s Coastal Research Laboratory examined miles of beaches of north Florida and Alabama last month, they discovered beaches hit by oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill and then “cleaned” by BP crews were anything but clean.

The sand, on the surface, looked better after crews had passed and was somewhat whiter, the scientists noted. But when University of South Florida beach geologist Ping Wang and researchers from his lab looked closer into the once pristine white quartz sands, they found that after beach-cleaning machines had combed the area, the beach was covered with thousands of tiny tar balls.

Aug 08 09:47

Beach beauty is skin-deep

Just because the oil was cleaned up from the beaches doesn't mean it's gone.

The opposite is true, a University of South Florida professor says. In fact, he estimates cleanup work along Panhandle beaches and elsewhere across the Gulf Coast has removed only about 25 percent of the oil that has stained the shorelines.

"Twenty-five percent is pretty generous,'' said Ping Wang, an associate professor of geology at USF. "I stand behind my numbers.''

Aug 08 09:33

20 years later, Alaska still poisoned from Exxon Valdex oil spill-2/2

Aug 08 09:28

Spike Lee bashes US report on vanished Gulf oil

Filmmaker Spike Lee is calling a "lie" a U.S. government report that 75 percent of the spilled Gulf Coast oil is gone.

Aug 08 08:46

US agency rules out health threat from oil dispersants

Dispersants used to break up crude leaking from a ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well are not likely to accumulate in seafood and affect humans, the US Food and Drug Administration said.

In a letter released Friday addressing concerns raised by a US lawmaker, the regulatory body said it was highly unlikely that the chemicals used to break up spilled crude into small particles would enter the food chain.

The "FDA has determined that the chemical dispersant currently used to combat the Deepwater Horizon... have a low potential for bioconcentration in seafood species," the agency said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What I would like to see, on live television, is for Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the head of the FDA, eat freshly caught fish from the Gulf along with her closest family members. Of course, that will happen when pigs fly.

As reported on 5 June 2010 in;

http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2010/06/05/amount-neurotoxin-pesticide-corexit-sprayed-bp-tops-1-million-gallons/

"what most people don’t know is that the active ingredient of the toxic chemical dispersant, which is up to 60% by volume, being sprayed by BP to fight the Gulf oil spill is a neurotoxin pesticide that is acutely toxic to both human and aquatic life, causes cancer, causes damage to internal organs such as the liver and kidneys simply by absorbing it through the skin and may cause reproductive side effects.

In fact the neurotoxin pesticide that is lethal to 50% of life in concentrations as little as 2.6 parts per million has been banned for use in the UK since 1998 because it failed the UK “Rocky shore test” which assures that the dispersant does not cause a “significant deleterious ecological change” – or to put that in layman’s terms it can kill off the entire food chain.

Corexit has also earned the highest EPA warning label for toxicity which means the effects of the toxic chemicals to the eye are corrosive resulting in irreversible destruction of ocular tissue and other tissue with corneal involvement along with an burning that can persist for more than 21 days and effects to human skin are corrosive resulting in tissue destruction into the dermis and/or scarring.

Corexit was widely used after the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill and according to a literature review performed by the group the Alaska Community Action on Toxics was later linked with widespread long lasting health impacts in people including respiratory, nervous system, liver, kidney and blood disorders.

The “Human Health Hazards” are said to be “Chronic” for Corexit EC9527A according to the EPA."

Aug 06 20:24

BP oil spill: Obama administration's scientists admit alarm over chemicals

The Obama administration is facing internal dissent from its scientists for approving the use of huge quantities of chemical dispersants to tackle the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Guardian has learned.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has come under attack in Congress and from independent scientists for allowing BP to spray almost 2m gallons of the dispersant Corexit on to the slick and, even more controversially, into the leak site 5,000ft below the sea. Now it emerges that EPA's own experts have been raising similar concerns within the agency.

Aug 06 19:55

An AUTOPSY of the BP Gulf Oil Well at the Macondo Prospect

Many have been asking about the current state of the previously gushing BP Oil Well at the Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico. The following questions have been coming fast and furiously since the well was capped.

Is it still leaking at the wellhead? Has the wellhead been pierced? Are there other wells leaking in the region?

Are there methane seeps in the area around the well? Are there other leaks in the area coming from this well?

Has the well been breached? Is it beyond repair? How deep are the leaks and breaches?

Has the well-casing been compromised? Has the well-bore lost its integrity? Did the methane explosion undermine the foundation of the wellhead?

Is BP considering a nuclear option?! Are the relief wells about this? If so, what are the potential consequences should BP execute such a plan?

What is the purpose of the upcoming top kill operation by BP, and will it work? What is the likelihood of success of the relief wells?

What are the prospects of this well ever being permanently sealed? Should BP have ever drilled this well in the first place? Why has so much gone wrong with the entire process of drilling, and then capping this seemingly untamable oil gusher?

Aug 06 15:42

BP: We might drill again in disaster zone

BP PLC said Friday it might someday drill again into the same lucrative undersea pocket of oil that spilled millions of gallons of crude, wrecked livelihoods and fouled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico.

"There's lots of oil and gas here," Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said at a news briefing. "We're going to have to think about what to do with that at some point."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has this gentleman just gone barking mad?!?!?

And what guarantee does the US public, and particularly those in the Gulf whose lives, livelihoods, and health has been destroyed, that BP isn't going to cause another catastrophe here?!?

Aug 06 12:14

BP Fires 10,000 Cleanup Workers

On July 13, the Deepwater Horizon Joint Command was reporting 46,000 responders. On July 23, it was down to 30,000, and the numbers have hovered around the low 30s since. Included in this tally are some Coast Guard and National Guard staff, but BP and subcontractors comprise the vast majority. (I've been trying to get the exact breakdown from the Coast Guard for four days, but to no avail, and BP said it didn't have it on hand, though the Coast Guard has told me it just reports BP's numbers.) In Grand Isle, Louisiana, cleanup workers (none of whom can be named; you know this drill by now) say their coworkers were either told to go home for Tropical Storm Bonnie and then never called back or fired in a massive and sudden drug test.

"Friday, the day before Bonnie, they sent a bunch of people home until further notice, and a lot of people didn't get the further notice," one supervisor told me. "Then last week, they shut the whole [cleanup operation] down. It was 'Piss in a cup or throw your ID in the bucket.' This was a BP drug test, not a [subcontracting] company drug test. It's the first time BP tested us."

Aug 06 12:13

Gulf oil spill: White House accused of spinning report

Scientists say it is 'just not true' that the vast majority of oil from the BP spill has gone

Aug 06 09:23

Whistleblower: BP used dispersants to hide oil

For quite some time, many bloggers and journalists following the BP-Corexit story, including me, have made the allegation that BP may have been experimenting by dumping over a million gallons of toxic dispersants into the ocean because they were desperately trying to prevent the oil from hitting the beaches.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The use of Corexit as a "fix" for oil spills has been banned in almost every other country but the US.

The horrendous effect of this catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf, and its aftermath, will continue for generations. If you don't believe me, ask the people of Prince William Sound in Alaska.

Aug 06 07:25

BP Oil,Enough is Enough

Aug 06 07:18

Oil Leaking From BP Gulf Oil Spill Sea Floor Strata

Aug 06 07:18

BP, Feds mislead on cleanup to be protected from people who get "sicker and sicker"

Aug 06 07:17

BP Well Is Still Leaking Underground

By now, I have enough experience of this oil spill (Gawd help me)
to have an instinct that BP(and others) have been scamming us hard
over the course of the last couple of weeks.

I pointed out that the low sub-7,000psi pressure reading when they
capped the well was far below the projected, expected 8,500psi+.
And that it meant the well was likely leaking underground.

I think it's been leaking far enough down hole to not pose a risk of an
imminent sea floor blowout. And so they decided to handle the well
in two sections: above the underground leak and below the leak.

So they just handled the top section with the static kill and cement.

And that bottom section is still leaking.

Aug 05 12:08

BP Disaster: Russian Expert, Oil from 18 different sources

BP Disaster: Russia’s Take
27.07.2010 Source: Pravda.Ru
Anatoly Sagalevich has added his voice to the latest controversy over the BP ecological catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. This expert from the Russian Academy of Science was called to the Gulf by BP shortly after the Deepwater Horizon rig collapsed. And what he has to say is not very reassuring.
Dr. Sagalevich’s report was drawn up and presented to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. ...For Dr. Sagalevich, the oil pouring into the Gulf is not just coming from one source, as the media have been claiming, but fro 18 different places. According to the report, the Russian scientists called by the USA are forbidden to divulge their findings to the media – yet another source backing up the claim that there is a media blackout.

Aug 05 09:55

RED ALERT: The Other Well

This shows that BP are lying about having capped the gushing well. I captured this video a couple hours after BP issued a press release claiming that their "static kill" procedure had successfully taken control of the well. Kudos to Youtube user "2010MsBambi" for tipping me off to this -- watch his excellent 4-part video series about this topic at Youtube. But what would take you 40 minutes to hear him explain I can do for you in a fraction of the time.

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Aug 05 08:40

Aug. 4: Strange burst at BOP... then black blobs leak out

Aug 05 08:38

BP turns out the lights as 'BOP Monitoring' shows largest leaks yet

Aug 05 07:10

RED ALERT: The Other Well

BP used Tropical Storm Bonnie as an excuse to pull all the ROVs from the water and then reposition the Skandis and probably others as well at the clean, capped Well A, which was capped well before problems started happening to Well B. That's the missing piece in this whole game. Well B, the one that cause all this mess, is still wide open and BP and the dumb media are lying to you.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bump back to the top.

Please read and verify the data for yourself!

Aug 05 00:46

Obama declares Gulf disaster “coming to an end”

The Obama administration on Wednesday stepped up its efforts to declare the Gulf oil catastrophe at an end.

The public relations campaign, which is based on little scientific evidence, aims to bury the ongoing disaster in advance of the midterm elections, protect BP from further financial damages, and accelerate deep-sea oil drilling operations under the same environment of total deregulation that led to the April 20 blowout at the Deepwater Horizon rig.

Aug 04 15:06

The Potemkin Gulf of Mexico: The Government and BP are Burning Carcasses, Hiding/Ignoring the Oil, Reducing Liability

You don't have to be terribly astute to realize what BP and the White House with all its compromised agencies are up to these past few weeks, aided and abetted by the ever compliant Mainstream Media.

Aug 04 10:31

Report: BP ROV footage looped

Aug 04 10:22

RED ALERT: The Other Well

The Skandi ROV #1, one of the pair that were parked in front of the oil gusher all those weeks, was moved after the tropical storm came through the Gulf. It is now parked in front of "Well A," the one that BP first attempted, then capped and abandoned after problems developed. They then drilled "Well B" which is the one that blew Deepwater Horizon out of the water and was and still is gushing oil.

BP claim that they are showing you video of a capped Well B, which is a lie. Go to the government's own web site and download the paperwork that BP filed for the MC252 survey zone:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The URL for the MMS data is malformed in the original website. This is the correct link.

Aug 04 10:19

Corexit ®: Safer than dish soap (Really, it is!!!!)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Or is it?

Aug 04 08:42

75 percent oil from Gulf of Mexico spill is gone: official

About three-quarters of the oil spilled from the ruptured BP well in the Gulf of Mexico has disappeared, a top US official said Wednesday.

"The scientists are telling us about 25 percent was not captured or evaporated or taken care of by mother nature," said Carol Browner, a top energy adviser to President Barack Obama, on the ABC network's "Good Morning America" programme.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the oil has "disappeared"?!?!? Gone where, pray tell?!?!?

Sorry, Ms. Brower, but at this point, everyone in this country understands that the oil hasn't been dissipated by the cleanup efforts,but only pushed to the bottom of the Gulf by the tons of Corexit (a substance banned by most other countries because of its toxicity.)

Now, Ms. Brower, why don't you and your most immediate family eat seafood, harvested and cooked right there in the Gulf, with cameras rolling?!?

Of course, you won't do that, because you understand the enormity of poisons which are still lurking - and will be lurking for a very long time - in the Gulf!

Aug 04 08:22

BP oil spill: majority of oil in the Gulf of Mexico 'eliminated'

The US government has announced that three quarters of the oil that has leaked out of BP's Deepwater Horizon well into the Gulf of Mexico has been cleaned up or broken down by natural forces.

Aug 04 06:03

RARE 3.0 Earthquake Shakes Louisiana

USGS reported a rare 3.0 earthquake in Louisiana on Sunday August 1st. Nothing to see here folks, nothing strange going on in the Gulf.

Aug 03 12:48

CLEAREST sea floor bursts yet - METHANE Clouds? - Stationary ROV near BP 'Oil Spill'

Aug 03 12:22

What the Oil-Rig Cook Saw: Alleged MMS Corruption Was Widespread

"I saw and heard a lot," he said. "As a cook I was regarded as a retarded derelict and accorded a degree of anonymity, which left me privy to many acts of bribery and extortion not open to public scrutiny. I was on more than one job where I was enlisted to go ashore and pick up a few bottles of Johnnie Walker Black and a fat envelope for someone with MMS."

Aug 03 12:15

BP Adviser: “Not sure” if it’s their job to deal with long-term effects of toxic dispersants; Shifts blame to Thad Allen and EPA

Aug 03 12:13

Oil spill dumped 4.9 million barrels into Gulf of Mexico, latest measure shows

The blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico gushed 12 times faster than the government and BP estimated in the early weeks of the crisis and has spilled a whopping 4.9 million barrels, or 205.8 million gallons, according to a more detailed analysis announced late Monday.

The new figures indicate that the roughly 800,000 barrels of oil that BP managed to capture with its various containment strategies -- a riser insertion tool, a "top hat," and flaring from a surface rig -- represented only about one-sixth of the crude that surged into the gulf over the course of nearly three months. In all, about 1.2 million barrels of oil have been accounted for, either burned, captured or skimmed off the ocean's surface. That's about a quarter of the new estimate for the total spill.

Where the other three-quarters has gone is unclear. Some has evaporated; some has been consumed by microbes; but scientists remain troubled by the possibility that large amounts of oil remain underwater in cloudlike plumes.

For government lawyers preparing a case against BP, this number could help calculate the maximum civil penalty BP might face for the spill. If BP is not found to have acted with negligence, the penalty would be $1,100 per barrel. About 4.1 million barrels escaped into the gulf, according to the new estimate, so that fine would come to $4.5 billion. If BP is found to have acted with "gross negligence" in the lead-up to the spill, the maximum penalty would be $4,300 a barrel, which would work out to $17.6 billion.

Aug 03 06:43

Gulf Spill Is the Largest of Its Kind, Scientists Say

The BP spill is by far the world’s largest accidental release of oil into marine waters, according to the most precise estimates yet of the well’s flow rate, announced by federal scientists on Monday.

Aug 03 06:35

An AUTOPSY of the BP Gulf Oil Well at the Macondo Prospect

Many have been asking about the current state of the previously gushing BP Oil Well at the Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico. The following questions have been coming fast and furiously since the well was capped.

Aug 03 06:33

BP Experts: Everything You Know About Oil Spill Is Wrong

Aug 03 06:31

BP leaves many damage claims waiting in limbo

BP appears to be delaying decisions about the validity of many claims for damages from the Gulf oil spill, leaving claimants frustrated by bureaucratic obstacles and confusing requests for more documentation.

Aug 02 16:35

SEC Probes BP Potential Insider Trading: Sources

U.S. securities regulators are investigating whether people may have illegally profited from trading on nonpublic information at BP Plc in the weeks and months following the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Monday.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is also investigating whether BP properly disclosed information on risks related to its deepwater oil operations in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the sources said.

Aug 02 16:29

BP urged to rename petrol stations

Embattled oil giant BP is reportedly facing pressure to re-name its US petrol stations under their old Amoco brand as the backlash in America shows no sign of easing.

Aug 02 13:15

House approves oil spill legislation

The bill, passed 209 to 193, would impose new safeguards for offshore drilling, remove a liability cap for spill damages, and hit energy producers with a new tax to fund conservation measures.

In its most sweeping response to the gulf oil spill, the House on Friday approved legislation that would impose new environmental safeguards for offshore drilling, remove a liability cap for spill damages, and slap industry with a new tax to fund conservation projects nationwide.

The measure, which follows dozens of Capitol Hill hearings into the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, would remove a $75-million liability cap on oil firms for economic damages caused by spills. It would also hit energy producers with a new $2 per barrel tax to fund land purchases for national parks, forests and wildlife refuges.

Article Comment: Taxation is a lazy, uninspired means of effecting regulation. It's time to nationalize the oil industry and eject all foreign-owned oil companies. It should have been done decades ago.

Aug 02 08:17

BP executive 'absolutely' would eat Gulf seafood

BP's chief operating officer sought to give the southern US fishing industry a much-need boost Sunday, saying he'd "absolutely" eat Gulf of Mexico seafood after the massive oil spill devastated the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, let's just fly this guy and his whole family out to the Deepwater Horizon site, catch some fish and serve it up fresh all on live TV!

Aug 02 08:01

BP Oil Spill: URGENT UPDATE! Corexit Operations Still In Progress 2 weeks after oil leak supposedly stopped.

Aug 01 14:35

“HUGE discrepancies”: 1.8 million gallons of dispersant “now in question”, “Either BP was lying to Congress or to the Coast Guard”

For example, in one approval request, one of BP’s top executives, Doug Suttles, claimed that the maximum daily application of dispersants on the surface in the days preceding June 16, 2010 was 3,360 gallons on June 12. However, an examination of the dispersant totals BP provided to congressional staff in its daily “Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response Updates” indicates that on June 11, BP said it applied 14,305 gallons of the chemical on the surface; on June 13, 36,000 gallons; and on June 14, 10,706 gallons.

According to publicly disclosed amounts on DeepwaterHorizonResponse.com, more than 1.8 million gallons of toxic dispersants were used to break up the oil as it came out of the well, as well as after it reached the ocean surface. The validity of those numbers are now in question.

Aug 01 10:43

Corexit Kills; Update on the Oil Disaster and the Chemical Rape of the Gulf

People need to wake up! Corexit is killing the Gulf at an alarming level and yet the corporate news is still taking very little notice. Recently, we have seen an influx of reports by local mainstream news, a clear sign that these chemicals are having such a profound effect that local news stations would basically become irrelevant if they didn’t report on Corexit9500.

Aug 01 09:49

Gulf Loop Current Stalls from BP Oil Disaster

Oceanographic satellite data now shows that the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has stalled as a consequence of the BP oil spill [volcano] disaster. This according to Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, an Italian theoretical physicist, and major complex and chaotic systems analyst at the Frascati National Laboratories in Italy.

He further notes that the effects of this stall have also begun to spread to the Gulf Stream. This is because the Loop Current is a crucial element of the Gulf Stream itself and why it is commonly referred to as the “main engine” of the Stream.

Aug 01 09:00

BP, Coast Guard ignored order to stop using dispersants: report

BP continued spraying large amounts of a controversial dispersant onto the surface of the Gulf of Mexico even after an EPA order to stop doing so, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Post, BP used a loophole in the EPA's order that allowed the Coast Guard to rubber-stamp "exemptions" to the order.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UNFLIPPING BELIEVABLE!

Aug 01 07:33

Censored Gulf eyewitness testimonies of coughing up blood and other horror stories

Coughing up blood is among horrors that eyewitnesses are reporting in south Louisiana where BP medics diagnose the sudden widespread, burning, itching skin, lesions and marks as "scabies" or staph and government health focus on "stress" and mental condition of millions of people poisoned with what scientists report is 11 times more lethal than crude oil toxins now in Gulf and coastal water and air. Americans are still encouraged to eat Gulf seafood.

Jul 31 13:16

Thousands in Gulf Suffer from Misdiagnosed Skin Lesions

Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana—Area residents have begun to show up at clinics and hospitals with mysterious scabs and pustules covering their extremities, as reported from residents to non-profit relief organizations in the Gulf.

One thirty-three year-old woman, who wished to remain anonymous, has disclosed to Project Gulf Impact that upon seeking medical advice at a clinic, she was told she had scabies. Hours later, she was told by an area hospital that she had a staph infection.

Jul 31 12:58

FLYING OVER THE GULF, THE OIL IS STILL THERE!

Jul 31 11:06

July 31: ROV films more explosive scenes on sea floor

Jul 31 11:05

July 31: Now 'Mysterious' BLACK BLOBS rising from sea floor

Jul 31 10:04

July 31: ‘Mysterious’ BLACK BLOBS rising from sea floor (VIDEO)

Jul 31 06:43

July 30: ROV films explosive black storm on sea floor… ‘Seepage’?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

‘Sonar Scan’

‘Raining’ at the beginning?

Begins at around 0:40 in.

Blackest part begins at 1:00 in.

YouTube Video

Also: Boa ROV hit by eruption from Sea Floor

YouTube Video

Jul 30 15:12

BP boss Dudley says oil clean-up will be scaled back

Incoming BP chief executive Bob Dudley has said it is time to scale back some parts of the oil spill clean-up in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jul 30 10:05

Fox News are liars, thieves and BP shills

A young man contacted me about using video footage of mine for a music video about the BP Slick. I gave him permission on a limited basis. The video was completed and posted to You Tube and Fox filed a copyright claim that the video (mine) was fox licensed and therefore not acceptable content. All aerial footage is mine and I can back it up with metadata, flight logs, personal accounts from pilot, coordinator, and the 3 of us in the plane.

Robert has done nothing wrong in using MY video clips and I will back him up in any legal claim he might want to take against Fox, the news shills for BP Slick!

Jul 30 09:29

Scientists Find Evidence That Oil And Dispersant Mix Is Making Its Way Into The Foodchain

Scientists have found signs of an oil-and-dispersant mix under the shells of tiny blue crab larvae in the Gulf of Mexico, the first clear indication that the unprecedented use of dispersants in the BP oil spill has broken up the oil into toxic droplets so tiny that they can easily enter the foodchain.

Marine biologists started finding orange blobs under the translucent shells of crab larvae in May, and have continued to find them "in almost all" of the larvae they collect, all the way from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to Pensacola, Fla. -- more than 300 miles of coastline -- said Harriet Perry, a biologist with the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

And now, a team of researchers from Tulane University using infrared spectrometry to determine the chemical makeup of the blobs has detected the signature for Corexit, the dispersant BP used so widely in the Deepwater Horizon.

"It does appear that there is a Corexit sort of fingerprint in the blob samples that we ran," Erin Gray, a Tulane biologist, told the Huffington Post Thursday. Two independent tests are being run to confirm those findings, "so don't say that we're 100 percent sure yet," Gray said.

Jul 30 09:21

Time to scrap BP brand? Gas-station owners divided

BP gas station owners across the country are divided over whether the oil giant stained by its handling of the Gulf spill should rebrand U.S. outlets as Amoco or another name as part of its effort to repair the company's badly damaged reputation.

Jul 29 14:30

Pelosi Blocks Oil Spill Investigation

The latest version of the CLEAR Act is slated for a floor vote in the House this week as Democrats look for ways to use the Gulf oil spill as a means to pass elements of their unpopular energy agenda.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stripped out authorization for an independent investigation into the Gulf disaster.

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