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GULF AND OTHER OIL DISASTERS

Feb 06 14:18

EU calls on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian housing

The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Note: But we were holocau$$$ted!

Feb 05 09:50

L.A.Methane Rupture, Filling the Los Angeles Basin.

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The same environmental mechanisms that trap the smog over Los Angels also trap the methane!

Feb 05 08:29

Scientists: West Coast bird die-off “is biggest ever recorded” — Stomachs completely empty

Scientists think Gulf of Alaska seabird die-off is biggest ever recorded… The mass of dead seabirds that have washed up on Alaska beaches in past months is unprecedented in size, scope and duration, a federal biologist said… The staggering die-off… is a signal that something is awry in the Gulf of Alaska, said Heather Renner, supervisory wildlife biologist at the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge… It coincides with widespread deaths of other marine animals, from whales in the Gulf of Alaska to sea lions in California…

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Fracking leaks methane into the water, which depletes the oxygen. Without oxygen the fish die off, and the animals that feed on those fish starve to death. The chain of life is collapsing and all due to greed.

Feb 02 08:44

California Methane Leak Update

Feb 02 07:10

BP reports biggest ever annual loss

(*A loss we can Celebrate this morning ! Yay !)

Feb 01 19:20

Matt Simmons On The L.A. Methane Leak

With the ongoing methane leak in Porter Ranch California getting worse, I thought of what Matt Simmons might have said if he were still alive. So I dug out one of his last interviews he did right before he died that was about the BP oil spill. He speaks about the dangers of the massive amounts of methane that was leaking from the Macondo oil well in the gulf of Mexico. His warnings are appropriate for the situation going on in California today.

Feb 01 09:46

A Special Report on the SoCalGas Natural Gas Leak at Aliso Canyon

The Aliso Canyon gas leak (also called Porter Ranch gas leak) is a massive, uncontrolled, ongoing leak from a natural gas well connected to the Aliso Canyon underground storage facility near Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, California since October 23, 2015. The second largest gas storage facility of its kind in the United States belongs to the Southern California Gas Company, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. On January 6, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown issued a state of emergency.[1]

Just like the BP Gulf oil spill, this disaster has made the nation aware that gas leaks are far more common than otherwise known.

Jan 31 07:42

L.A. Methane Leak/They may have “lost control of entire gas field”


Rep. Brad Sherman, U.S. House of Representatives, Jan 21, 2016 “This the largest natural gas leak in history. We were up there yesterday… what we heard was a loud sound of natural gas escaping that you could hear quite loudly from over half a mile away.”

Dec 28 14:40

The LA Methane Leak - "Don't Worry, The Air Is Safe To Breathe"

On this edition of DTRH Popeye spends the first hour covering the ongoing, and massive methane leak in the Porter Ranch suburb of Los Angeles California. The leak is so massive there is a no fly zone set at 2000 ft above it, and people are already being moved out of their homes. This is as bad as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico except it's methane into the air rather than oil into the water. Popeye points out how fast things are happening on the ground in Porter Ranch vs. the ongoing, dragged out situation in St. Louis with the leaking radioactive waste sites like the Westlake Landfill. It goes to show you the power of the nuclear cartel.

Dec 28 10:14

Hillary Clinton Touts Overthrow of Gadhafi, but Doesn’t Mention That Clinton Foundation Donors Did Big Business in Tyrant’s Libya

On Saturday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton again justified the 2011 U.S. policy of regime change in Libya, citing, at least in part, the fact that dictator Moammar Gadhafi had killed Americans.

“We have to continue to do what is necessary when someone like Gadhafi, a despot with American blood on his hands, is overturned,” Clinton said during the weekend’s Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire. “But I’ll tell you what would have happened if we had not joined with our European partners and our Arab partners to assist the people in Libya, you would be looking at Syria.”

But early in the administration, Clinton had championed an allegiance with the Libyan regime under Gadhafi, during a time when some of the major U.S. corporations doing business in Libya were also donating heavy sums to the Clinton Foundation.

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Do not for a moment imagine that this "pay to play" mentality will suddenly leave her consciousness, if she is able to win (or steal) the election; it will simply continue, unabated. For her and Bill Clinton, inhabiting the White House is simply another way to make millions of dollars through her foundation, and the public be damned.

And this is why we have to bring her past behaviour to the unblinking gaze of documented fact, because, if in fact, past is prologue to the future, we can expect massive international interventionism from a second Clinton presidency.

And has anyone out there had the "male attributes" to ask her if the current post-Ghadaffi situation in Libya, which has been rife with civil war since 2011; whose leadership has been badly factionalised and has just this month created a basis for a national unity government, was the outcome she desired when she green-lit Ghadaffi's assassination?!?

And what about the reality that Libya has become a
second home to ISIS?!?

Because if all I have stated here were not the outcomes Clinton desired as Secretary of State, and were simply "unintended consequences" of her policies here, please consider Libya a thoroughly terrifying, but very real, "prequel" to what a Clinton presidency will look like.

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Nov 08 22:46

The Many Marvels of the Mysterious Mushroom

Until 1969, biologists thought mushrooms and other fungi were plants. They’re actually more closely related to animals, but with enough differences that they inhabit their own distinct classification.

This and more recent findings about these mysterious organisms illustrate how much we have yet to learn about the complexities of the natural world. New research reveals mushrooms can even help plants communicate, share nutrients, and defend themselves against disease and pests.

Oct 05 22:22

Will BP's Record Gulf Spill Settlement Amount to a Record Tax Break?

As the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday a final settlement with BP over the devastating 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, groups are warning that the oil giant may still nab a substantial tax break under the deal.

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Jul 02 12:03

BP Oil Spill: $18.7 Billion Fine a Mere 2% of It’s Enormous $929 Billion Revenue

Remember the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and dumped some 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf a few years ago?

Well now the company has been ordered to pay the largest environmental fine in the nation’s history at $18.7 billion dollars, the final settlement to be divvied up among the Gulf states who suffered most in the oil spill’s wake.

Sure, $18.7 billion sounds like a lot of money even these days, but check out this chart comparing it to the company's total revenue and gross profits...

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Jul 02 07:34

Gulf States Reach $18.7B Settlement With BP Over Oil Spill

BP and five Gulf states announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.

Jun 08 11:39

Former BP Executive Acquitted of Charges from 2010 Oil Spill

On Friday, June 5, former BP executive David Rainey was found not guilty of one count of lying to federal investigators about the true extent of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The acquittal of Rainey, the only executive charged with a crime over the spill, means not a single BP executive will be held to account for the worst environmental disaster in American history, which left 11 oil rig workers dead and devastated the Gulf’s ecosystem.

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Imagine my shock!

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May 27 08:52

The People of Santa Barbara vs. Big Corporate Oil (A Cautionary Tale) or, Who Has Power and Who Does Not in America

It is happening again.

History may seem to repeat, but more accurately it rhymes.

This 1969 chronicle and analysis promises to teach us much, and we do well to listen. A sociological thriller, a nail-biter, a roller coaster ride for the ethically conscious, with everything from the bitterly funny to the obscenely familiar. As a bonus, one is left with a more thorough and effective understanding.

Perhaps such Evils may at long last belong to history alone.....

May 21 11:31

Unprecedented Mass Die Offs as Pacific Ocean "Turning Into a Desert" Off California Coast

The ocean is dying, by all accounts – and if so, the food supply along with it.

A startling new report says in no uncertain terms that the Pacific Ocean off the California coast is turning into a desert. Once full of life, it is now becoming barren, and marine mammals, seabirds and fish are starving as a result.

The waters of the Pacific off the coast of California are a clear, shimmering blue today, so transparent it’s possible to see the sandy bottom below […] clear water is a sign that the ocean is turning into a desert, and the chain reaction that causes that bitter clarity is perhaps most obvious on the beaches of the Golden State, where thousands of emaciated sea lion pups are stranded.

But that's just the beginning...

Read more at SHTFplan.com

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May 15 13:47

What Are They Thinking?

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Time for a repost!

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Apr 19 10:13

Chelsea Manningand the Deepwater Horizon Killings

The BP drilling rig blew itself to Kingdom Come after the “mud” — the cement used to cap the well — blew out.

The oil company, the federal government and the industry were shocked — shocked! — at this supposedly unexpected explosion in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

But BP knew, and Exxon and Chevron knew, and the U.S. State Department knew, that just 17 months earlier another BP offshore rig had suffered an identical, disastrous blow-out halfway across the planet in the Caspian Sea.

Apr 17 11:18

6 Arrested at BP Headquarters in Week of Action for Gulf Oil Spill Anniversary

On April 20, 2010 BP’s offshore oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing 11 workers, causing the largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters and the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. It impacted wildlife and people, caused health problems from exposure to oil and dispersants, and decimated oyster, shellfish and finfish populations and damaged livelihoods and economies in towns dependent on fisheries. Five years later, much oil remains in the Gulf, but no one is sure how much. BP has fought in court to minimize its responsibility.

Apr 16 12:18

Deepwater Horizon catastrophe continues to plague Gulf Coast communities

Five years after the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, communities along the Gulf of Mexico continue to struggle with the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to University of Florida researchers engaged in a series of projects funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

And while most of the nation’s attention continues to focus on the environmental and financial toll of the spill that killed 11 workers and flooded Gulf waters with millions of gallons of oil, the less obvious consequences, including those related to public health, may prove the most long-lasting, researchers say.

Apr 07 08:26

PNAC Project for a New American Century War Plan Map

Remember: when confused, when all other analysis seems to fail to make sense, come back to The Map, the PNAC Project for a New "American" Century. The duplicitous and misleading title of the project establishing Israel's (City of London's) empire that used American post 9/11 (inside job) concocted anti-Muslim enmity, its resources, its military, economic, and political might that will become the dominant political power of the planet long after the United States has been destroyed and left held responsible for the horrors visited on the world via the so-called "war on terror".

Apr 05 11:24

Dispersant used in Gulf oil spill causes injuries to humans and aquatic animals

Activist Post

New research from investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that Corexit EC9500A, an oil-dispersal agent widely used in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, contributes to damage to epithelium cells within the lungs of humans and gills of marine creatures. The study also identifies an enzyme that is expressed in epithelial cells across species that has protective properties against Corexit-induced damage...

Apr 04 04:15

Argentina threatens legal action against Britain over drilling for oil on coast of Falkland Islands

"We want the owners of the companies to be tried according to Argentine laws and international statutes.”
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Argentina is seeking to renew a 2013 reform of a hydrocarbons law that states penalty fines and lengthy prison sentences can be levied on company executives who orchestrate the search and harvest of natural resources without permission from the government.

It was announced last month that Britain will spend £280m over the next 10 years on renewing and strengthening Falkland forces, by the Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon.

This declaration was fiercely slapped down by Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who said on Thursday that Britain should focus on fighting poverty instead of increasing the amount spent on defence.

(*especially when it appears that the defense of the oil drilling operation is where Britain is going with this .)

Apr 02 09:37

Saudi Scholar: ‘Yemen Has Not Shot a Single Bullet at the Saudi Government’

Ali al-Ahmed, executive director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs, a human rights advocacy think tank, explains why the U.S.-supported, Saudi-led attack on Yemen is a blatant act of illegal aggression.

Al-Ahmed is interviewed by Stanley Heller on Heller’s Struggle Video News, a project of the Middle East Crisis Committee. As a journalist, al-Ahmed discovered the widely reported video depicting the beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002. The Institute for Gulf Affairs is located in Washington, D.C.,
Source: Truth dig

Mar 18 00:59

They are Dying in Droves

The residents on the Gulf Coast are dying in droves. According to Kindra Arnesen “We are burying two people per week in my town”.

For the people in the Gulf, it will never be over. No public official is investigating the death rates, no politician cares. Someday, our children will wake up to the fact that we have third world country death rates.

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Feb 04 07:46

Oil from 2010 BP spill found at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

A new study suggests that up to 38 million liters of crude oil from the 2010 BP oil spill is resting on the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico, posing a threat to the local ecosystem.

The findings have shed light on where 'missing' oil from the spill ended up -- a quandary that puzzled U.S. government and BP officials during massive cleanup efforts in April, 2010.

Of the nearly 5 million barrels of oil spilled into the ocean, around 2 million remained unaccounted for, years after the disaster.

Dec 09 07:54

Supreme Court rejects BP appeal over oil spill payments

The US Supreme Court has rejected hearing a BP appeal challenging its own multi-billion dollar settlement over a Gulf of Mexico oil spill four years ago. BP claims there has been fraud in some settlements, plaintiffs praised the court’s decision.

Without comment and with no Justices dissenting, the Supreme Court turned down a plea by BP to reopen its 2012 deal aimed at settling hundreds of millions in claims over the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This decision leaves intact a lower court opinion approving the settlement that BP negotiated, signed and asked the Court to approve in 2012. It will allow the businesses and families of the Gulf Coast to continue to make claims for another six months.

Dec 11 00:21

Gulf Fisherman: Young Boy Poisoned By Corexit

When I was invited to attend Project Gulf Impact's conference at Seattle University I jumped at the opportunity. Not only was I able to finally meet PGI, I was able to speak to numerous fisherman who have literally had their lives destroyed by BP and their toxic dispersant.

This mans 10 year old child has been sickened by Corexit while at the same time the corporate media has declared the disaster over. This is happening right here in America!

SPREAD THIS VIDEO BEFORE ITS GONE!

Dec 11 00:15

BP Coverup: Scientists Paid To Cover Up Toxic Dispersant

Project Gulf Impact At Seattle University. This speech is by Heather Rally, one of the founding members of PGI. BP, with the help of the federal government, has paid off the scientists in the gulf.

The use of over 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant has been continually downplayed by the corporate media and scientists alike.

Dec 11 00:09

Top Military Brass Working With BP to Promote Gulf Seafood

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is pushing all members of America’s armed service to buy and eat as much seafood as possible.

This is as sinister as it gets! BP has destroyed the gulf and is now working with the U.S. military to get it in the homes of American troops(already poisoned by continued exposure to depleted uranium) throughout the country! Multiple scientists have declared gulf seafood toxic and for good reason. Over 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant has been sprayed in and around the gulf. The facts are so heavily documented that there is no logical way that any literate human being not pushing an agenda could believe otherwise.

This is common sense.

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Dec 08 20:53

Tests Confirm Gulf Seafood Contains Toxic Oil

Test from several independent laboratories have confirmed that Gulf seafood contains a high level of toxic compounds as a result of oil contamination.

BP's Deepwater Horizon well leaked over 206 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a five month period, yet government officials have gone out of their way to assure the public that shrimp, fish, and crab harvested from those waters is completely safe to eat.

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"I wouldn't eat shrimp, fish or crab caught in the Gulf," Naman told Raw Story. The seafood Naman tested displayed an unusual high concentration of oil and grease in its digestive tracts: 193 parts-per-million.

Dec 08 20:48

Sick for the Holidays: Gulf's Toxic Effects Continue

Increasing numbers of U.S. Gulf Coast residents attribute ongoing sicknesses to BP's oil disaster and use of toxic dispersants.

"Now I have a bruising rash all around my stomach," Denise Rednour of Long Beach, Mississippi told IPS. "This looks like bleeding under the skin."

Rednour lives near the coast and has been walking on the beach nearly every day since a BP oil rig exploded on Apr. 20. She has noticed a dramatically lower number of wildlife, and said that many days the smell of chemicals from what she believes are BP's toxic dispersants fill the air.

Yet her primary concern is that she and many people she knows in the area have gotten sick.

Dec 08 20:44

Armed services are urged to stock kitchens with Gulf seafood

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who doubles as President Barack Obama's point man on Gulf Coast oil spill recovery, is pressing America's armed services to consume as much Gulf seafood as possible.

U n b e l i e v a b l e.

Dec 08 20:09

Top Military Brass Working With BP to Promote Gulf Seafood

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is pushing all members of America’s armed service to buy and eat as much seafood as possible.

This is as sinister as it gets! BP has destroyed the gulf and is now working with the U.S. military to get it in the homes of American troops(already poisoned by continued exposure to depleted uranium) throughout the country! Multiple scientists have declared gulf seafood toxic and for good reason. Over 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant has been sprayed in and around the gulf. The facts are so heavily documented that there is no logical way that any literate human being not pushing an agenda could believe otherwise.

This is common sense.

Dec 08 01:28

Top Military Brass Working With BP to Promote Gulf Seafood

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is pushing all members of America’s armed service to buy and eat as much seafood as possible.

This is as sinister as it gets! BP has destroyed the gulf and is now working with the U.S. military to get it in the homes of American troops(already poisoned by continued exposure to depleted uranium) throughout the country! Multiple scientists have declared gulf seafood toxic and for good reason. Over 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant has been sprayed in and around the gulf. The facts are so heavily documented that there is no logical way that any literate human being not pushing an agenda could believe otherwise.

Dec 07 09:12

Environmental Protection Agency?

Residents of the US Gulf Coast say their pleas for help and transparency continue to be ignored by regulators.

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These problems are going continue with these ecosystems, and the medical problems are going to continue for Gulf Coast residents, for generations.

And because of the political coziness between BP and the Obama administration, no real remedies will be found by any of the agencies charged with protecting either people or the enviornment.

Dec 06 08:51

Gasland Trailer

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The real tragedy isn't that oil drilling has gotten out of control with regards to safety in this country, the real tragedy is that had we taken the trillions of dollars poured all over Wall Street to allow them to buy back the fraudulent mortage-backed securities and instead invested that cash into research into new energy sources, we would no longer need to drill oil either on land or sea. THAT is the tragedy. The US Government not only looted present-day America to recapitalize the banks, they squandered a potential better future for us all to keep their buddies out of jail.

Dec 05 16:19

The Gulf of Mexico is Dying - Part I

It is with deep regret that we publish this report. We do not take this responsibility lightly, as the consequences of the following observations are of such great import and have such far-reaching ramifications for the entire planet. Truly, the fate of the oceans of the world hangs in the balance, as does the future of humankind. The Gulf of Mexico does not exist in isolation and is, in fact, connected to the Seven Seas.

Especially that the BP narrative is nothing but a corporate-created illusion - a web of fabrication spun in collaboration with the US Federal Government and Mainstream Media. Big Oil, as well as the Military-Industrial Complex, have aided and abetted this whole scheme and info blackout because the very future of the Oil & Gas Industry is at stake, as is the future of the US Empire which sprawls around the world and requires vast amounts of hydrocarbon fuel. Should the truth seep out and into the mass consciousness - that the GOM is slowly but surely filling up with oil and gas - certainly many would rightly question the integrity, and sanity, of the whole venture, as well as the entire industry itself. And then perhaps the process would begin of transitioning the planet away from the hydrocarbon fuel paradigm altogether.

Dec 05 03:16

The Gulf of Mexico is Dying

Should the truth seep out and into the mass consciousness – that the GOM is slowly but surely filling up with oil and gas – certainly many would rightly question the integrity, and sanity, of the whole venture, as well as the entire industry itself.

Dec 04 16:30

Child Splashed with Gulf Water Gets Cigar Like Burn On Face

Darla Rooks is a bayou fisherman to the core. When she married Todd 20 years ago, she wore her white plastic fishing boots under her wedding dress. Todd and Darla love shrimping in the coastal waters of Louisiana the way cowboys love riding the west Texas range. It’s in their blood—a calling passed down through the generations—a lifestyle they hope to pass on to their grandkids.

Darla remembers what it felt that night after she was doused with water that she believes was full of oil and dispersants. It was like being covered in stinging jellyfish, she says, except there were no jellyfish to be found.

Dec 03 13:39

Explosive Gulf Oil Special Report: Crime, PSYOP, Global Impact

Photos newly released prove that the BP-Government-Media has presented and is presenting to the public, against its best interest, a sophisticated Gulf of Mexico ‘Oil Spill’ illusion. New pictorial evidence tells the real story, truth about a crime against humanity and planet committed, aided by a Psychological Operation with a devastating global impact requiring a united and prompt paradigm shift toward renewable energy.

The report, “The Gulf is Dying, Special Report on the BP Gulf Oil Spill” is evidence-based through research and writing by Dr. Tom Termotto after participation in the Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference for over seven months. It and additional reports by Dr. Tomotto are available at Phoenix Rising from the Gulf.

Dec 03 09:24

A Special Report on the BP Gulf Oil Spill

The pictorial evidence tells the whole story.
Especially that the BP narrative is nothing but a corporate-created illusion – a web of fabrication spun in collaboration with the US Federal Government and Mainstream Media. Big Oil, as well as the Military-Industrial Complex, have aided and abetted this whole scheme and info blackout because the very future of the Oil & Gas Industry is at stake, as is the future of the US Empire which sprawls around the world and requires vast amounts of hydrocarbon fuel.

Dec 02 16:24

BP Admits using Synthetic Microbes in Gulf

Mike Utsler, Chief Operating Officer of BP's Gulf Coast Restoration, admits publicly "There is a new form of microbiology that is attacking this (oil) plume and using it as a food source".

Dec 02 09:29

Another oil rig explodes.

Dec 01 17:28

MUST READ: SECRET US PLANS FOR DOMESTIC MILITARY CRACKDOWN LEFT UNGUARDED, FOUND BY INDYMEDIA

This scoop on the Military Industrial Complex is about as good -- and terrifying -- as it gets.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

Nov 30 19:44

Palin’s former oil advisor: Gulf catastrophe “unprecedented” — “True toll” yet to be revealed

[Richard Fineberg was the] former policy advisor on oil and gas for two Alaskan governors, including Sara [sic] Palin. …

“I was struck by how well informed the questioners were,” Fineberg said. “I was surprised that half a dozen asked questions on specifics, and the scientists and public officials answered in generalities.”

It is a “clear sign that more analysis and more substantive information is called for, to fully understand the implications for the Gulf communities,” he said.

Nov 30 09:13

NOAA Closes 4,200 Square Miles of Gulf Waters to Royal Red Shrimping

Today, out of an abundance of caution, NOAA has closed 4,213 square miles of Gulf of Mexico federal waters off Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to royal red shrimping. The precautionary measure was taken after a commercial shrimper, having hauled in his catch of the deep water shrimp, discovered tar balls in his net.

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It was NOT an "abundance of caution", it was the tar balls! NOAA is still trying to protect itself after going along with Obama's "Magic Vanishing Oil" act of last July.

Nov 29 15:30

Large fish die-off at the mouth of the Mississippi

St. Bernard Parish authorities have reported a large fish kill at the mouth of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, but state wildlife officials say it does not appear to be directly related to oil from the BP leak.

Randy Pausina, head fisheries biologist for the state, said Department of Wildlife and Fisheries workers are investigating the fish kill and that the initial conclusion is that it was caused by low levels of oxygen in the water.

The fish were found Sunday afternoon, floating near boom that had been deployed in the area to catch oil from the BP oil leak, and washed up on the shoreline, St. Bernard Parish government said in a news release.

"By our estimates there were thousands, and I'm talking about 5,000 to 15,000 dead fish. Different species were found dead including crabs, sting rays, eel, drum, speckled trout, red fish, you name it, included in that kill," St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro said.

Video: Millions of Dead Fish … But Authorities Refuse to Test for Oil
Link: http://dprogram.net/2010/09/22/video-millions-of-dead-fish-but-authori...

Nov 29 07:36

Boat engine causes oil to rise from seafloor -- "Just dead, everything's dead"

Nov 28 08:43

Large fish die-off at the mouth of the Mississippi

State wildlife officials are investigating a large fish kill at the mouth of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.

"By our estimates there were thousands, and I'm talking about 5,000 to 15,000 dead fish. Different species were found dead including crabs, sting rays, eel, drum, speckled trout, red fish, you name it, included in that kill," said parish president Craig Taffaro.

Nov 27 11:12

Gulf spill: Tar balls spark partial shrimping ban

An area off the Gulf Coast hit hard by the BP oil spill was closed Wednesday to fishing for a deepwater shrimp species after a skipper hauled up tar balls in his net, federal regulators said.

Nov 27 10:24

Famous Last Words: BP's Inside Game

In a rare display of emotion, Obama ranted for 20 straight minutes. The target of his anger wasn't BP but the press. He fumed that he was being unfairly portrayed as being remote and indifferent to the mounting crisis in the Gulf. "Hell, this isn't our mess," Obama railed.

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Yes Obama, it is your mess. You are the President. You wanted the job and now you have it and a big part of that job, indeed the largest, is to make sure this country is running efficiently and smoothly and safely. Even as you came into office it was known that the Minerals Management Service, supposedly the protector of America's interests with regards to oil exploitation, was corrupt, lazy, and failing to enforce the existing safety regulations. Your first job, before that bible was even cold, should have been to start firing the governmental incompetents and replacing them with men and women who understood that they were not working for benefit of the oil companies (who dopnated so generously to your campaign), but the people of the United States.

But you did not do that.

So yes, President Pansy, this is indeed your mess!

Nov 26 16:32

BP Oil Crisis Commander Dies in small Plane Crash

There sure seem to be a few Planes and Pertinent people dying lately

Nov 25 12:20

BP Oil Spill Incident Commander Killed in Plane Crash

Jim Black, a BP incident commander for the company’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill response team, died in a small plane crash near Destin, Fla., on Tuesday night, the company confirmed.

- A former Texas solicitor general has been
identified as one of three victims who died when their small plane crashed off the Florida Panhandle.

Officials said Wednesday that former Solicitor General Gregory Scott Coleman, 47, of Cedar Park, Texas, was the pilot of the small Piper Malibu. He and two others were killed when his plane went down in Choctawhatchee Bay on Tuesday night while trying to land at the Destin
airport.

Nov 25 09:15

Recent tests “using HUMAN cell lines, show that dispersants cause cell death and DNA damage” says university director

“We’re more concerned about the dispersant and the dispersant mixed with oil–the dispersed oil, if you will–than we are about the crude oil itself.”

Tests conducted in recent months by[University of Southern Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health director John] Wise’s lab, using human cell lines, show that dispersants cause cell death and DNA damage, which has been linked to cancer and reproductive problems.

Nov 24 22:45

Gulf oil spill recovery exec dead in plane crash

An executive helping to guide BP's recovery from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a top Texas lawyer and his mother-in-law were killed in a small plane crash in waters off northern Florida, officials said Wednesday.

James Patrick Black, 58, died about a mile from the Destin airport in the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday night, said BP spokeswoman Hejdi Feick.

Nov 24 08:20

Laboratory Test Results Raise Concern Over Gulf Seafood

Brand new laboratory test results just in Monday morning are showing troubling problems with gulf seafood. WFTV sent shrimp to be tested after scientists disagreed on whether it is safe to eat after the oil spill, and the results are raising a lot of red flags.

Nov 24 07:04

Feds think public can't HANDLE THE TRUTH about toxic dispersants says EPA Sr. Analyst

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"Yeah, okay; we're lying to you. But we really did it for your own good! You are such simple minds, children really, and I felt it was better for you not to know you were all dying. I mean, why upset you pointlessly, especially before an election?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 24 01:07

Matt Smith Of Project Gulf Impact At Seattle University Forum

This is Matt Smith’s speech on the gulf oil disaster. BP, with the help of federal officials, has paid off scientists, covered up thousands of sick citizens, and destroyed the Gulf seafood industry.

The American people need to stand together and demand that BP be held accountable for their actions. An entire ecosystem has been destroyed by a foreign company yet our government and mainstream media stand idly by, pretending that the situation is over.

Nov 22 11:38

Gulf Fisherman’s Son Poisoned By Corexit, Young Boy with Kidney Stones

When I was invited to attend Project Gulf Impact’s conference at Seattle University I jumped at the opportunity. Not only was I able to finally meet PGI, I was able to speak to numerous fisherman who have literally had their lives destroyed by BP and their toxic dispersant. Little did I know that the event was actually put together by student activists at the university who were so deeply touched by the disaster that they invited PGI to speak at their school.

While I was touched by all the speakers, one stood out in particular. No human being should have to go through what this man and thousands of others have been put through at the hands of an international oil company.

Nov 22 08:33

Bon Secour Shrimpers Say Nets and Shrimp Covered With Oil, After Shrimping Trip Off Louisiana Coast

Bon Secour shrimpers say their nets and catch were covered with oil from Gulf floor during a shrimping trip off the coast Louisiana Saturday.

Debra Nelson says her husband and two sons headed offshore, about forty miles from where BP's oil rig exploded, to waters that were recently opened in hopes of catching royal red shrimp. When they pulled up the nets after a three-hour drag, they found an unusable catch coated in oil.

Nov 22 01:27

Gulf Fisherman’s Son Poisoned By Corexit, Kidney Stones at Age 10

When I was invited to attend Project Gulf Impact’s conference at Seattle University I jumped at the opportunity. Not only was I able to finally meet PGI, I was able to speak to numerous fisherman who have literally had their lives destroyed by BP and their toxic dispersant. Little did I know that the event was actually put together by student activists at the university who were so deeply touched by the disaster that they invited PGI to speak at their school.

While I was touched by all the speakers, one stood out in particular. No human being should have to go through what this man and thousands of others have been put through at the hands of an international oil company.

Nov 20 08:18

BP Controlling University Research, and Professor Who Downplayed Oil Spill Called a "Shill" By Fellow Professor

LSU professor and oil spill expert Ed Overton has been all over the news saying that fears of the BP oil spill were overblown.

But as Raw Story reports, Overton has been a lead NOAA consultant for decades, and a fellow LSU professor calls him a "shill":

Nov 19 07:57

The real picture must be really bad if they have to use a 157-day old wrong image

On the 204th day of the continuing BP’s Oil Spill disaster, BP quietly informed through a teleconference on 10 Nov that the “plug and abandonment of the Macondo 152 well” was completed two days prior. But what was most interesting was the picture they chose to display for the article. Not only was the still image of the “well” outdated by more than 157 days (8 June 2010) it is also the wrong image of the well.

Nov 19 07:53

BP and Macondo: The hole truth, nothing but the truth on the 3rd hole

BP has long denied ever drilling more than 1 well at the Macondo 252 prospect. That is a complete lie. Images of 2 different well-heads were published on 11 Nov 2010 to prove this. More images captured by BP’s ROVs are given here to provide the conclusive proof that the third and deepest well (S20BC) did exist. That well was the only well (out of the three) to have reached the oil reservoir at 18,300 ft bml. Images to prove that BP had not ceased chemical spraying despite public denials were published on 13 Nov 2010.

So when Tony Hayward swore to tell the whole truth, nothing but the truth before Congress, was he not guilty of perjury?

Nov 19 03:39

Exclusive: Professor who downplayed oil spill has federal government contracts

Quoted in scores of news outlets, appearing on dozens of network news programs and even landing a guest spot on The Late Show with David Letterman, oil spill expert Ed Overton has been a ubiquitous presence in the media throughout the Gulf oil spill disaster.

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science at Louisiana State University, Overton, who has been criticized for downplaying the effects of the worst offshore oil spill in history, has also headed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s chemical hazard assessment team for over 25 years.

Nov 19 01:55

Leading Gulf Oil Spill Activist Group Project Gulf Impact Brings Truth of Upcoming Worldwide Consequences From Spill to Seattle University

Editors Note: I will be in Seattle to cover this event and will be posting videos and information from the Conference. I will also be doing a sit down interview with Project Gulf Impact that will cover the gulf disaster from the beginning. If you have any questions for them that you would like me to ask please send them here.

Project Gulf Impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Project Gulf Impact
projectgulfimpact@gmail.com
609-374-5485

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 20TH, 2010

Leading Gulf BP Oil Spill Activists To Hold Urgent Forum on Possible Upcoming Consequences to Seattle Coast.

Nov 18 09:29

Illness Plagues Gulf Residents in BP’s Aftermath

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama, Nov 15, 2010 (IPS) – Increasing numbers of U.S. Gulf Coast residents attribute ongoing sicknesses to BP’s oil disaster and use of toxic dispersants.

“Now I have a bruising rash all around my stomach,” Denise Rednour of Long Beach, Mississippi told IPS. “This looks like bleeding under the skin.”

Rednour lives near the coast and has been walking on the beach nearly every day since a BP oil rig exploded on Apr. 20. She has noticed a dramatically lower number of wildlife, and said that many days the smell of chemicals from what she believes are BP’s toxic dispersants fill the air.

Yet her primary concern is that she and many people she knows in the area have gotten sick.

Nov 18 09:18

BP deep-cleaning Gulf beaches amid new worries

What's typically a beautiful, quiet stretch of beach in the fall now resembles a construction site. Bulldozers and yellow dump trucks shake the ground; a giant sifting machine spits clean sand out one end, tar balls out another.

Nov 18 08:16

Professor who downplayed oil spill has federal government contracts

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science at Louisiana State University, Overton, who has been criticized for downplaying the effects of the worst offshore oil spill in history, has also headed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s chemical hazard assessment team for over 25 years.

Yet in nearly every media appearance, and even during congressional testimony, Overton, an environmental chemist, has omitted this long-term, high-level contracting position for the federal government through LSU, a Raw Story investigation has found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is how lying to the public gets purchased by the Federal Government.

Nov 17 15:33

Greenpeace in the Gulf of Mexico: Pawns of the Elite and BP

Why has Greenpeace remained relatively silent about the Gulf of Mexico disaster? Does it have something to do with their relationship with the Rockefellers and the buried history of Standard Oil?

Nov 17 06:27

BP deep-cleaning Gulf beaches amid new worries

Jay Reeves
Associated Press

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — What's typically a beautiful, quiet stretch of beach in the fall now resembles a construction site. Bulldozers and yellow dump trucks shake the ground; a giant sifting machine spits clean sand out one end, tar balls out another.

Nov 16 12:35

BP pays stripper not fisherman

"So....take this for what you will. A good friend of mine who works at a credit union here in town said an "employee" of cookies and cream walked in and cashed a $80K check for her claim against BP. She was due to a drop in business. I am so sick at some of these outlandish claims. This is disgusting considering the number of legit claims that are still waiting to be paid."

Why are local, licensed, legitimate commercial fishermen lowest on BP's payment totem pole?

Nov 15 22:42

BP donated 23,000 Dollars to School It “Taught” At

BP’s propaganda arm donated 23,000 dollars to Oaklawn Junior High, the same school that hosted their presentation that claimed that gulf seafood was SAFE to eat.

The donation came months before the presentation but remains highly suspicious. Multiple residents have shown their displeasure with the presentation. One resident went as far as to claim that BP paid the school in question 50,000 dollars to present their whitewash of the gulf oil disaster

Nov 15 08:19

Macondo/11/10/10

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Doesn't look like the well has stopped leaking to me!

Nov 15 08:15

Oil And Gas Leaks Continue Unabated At Macondo: Photos document oily fluid all over the seafloor

Secret Chemical Spraying at Macondo has not ceased since official well shutdown on 15 July.

Nov 11 20:12

BP Oil Slams Florida

Nov 11 07:52

New Evidence Links BP to Health Crisis in the Gulf

BP's stock has already bounced back. The media has mostly moved on. But the long-term health impacts on Gulf Coast residents from the catastrophic oil spill are only beginning.

Exhibit A, says chemist Wilma Subra of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, is a recent evaluation she performed of blood sample analyses from eight BP cleanup workers and residents in Alabama and Florida.

Originally collected on four separate dates throughout August, all the blood samples -- from three females, age 44, 46 and 51, and five males, age 30, 46, 48, 51 and 59 -- contained dangerously high levels of volatile organic chemicals found in BP crude oil, including Ethylbenzene, m,p-Xylene and Hexane, Subra explained during a wide-ranging interview with Alternet.

Nov 10 16:29

Unexplained Avian Deaths in Gulf of Mexico May be Due to Heavy Metal Toxicity Caused by Oil "Spill"

No, duh -- but the intermediate cause may be the heavy metals now poisoning Gulf waters as a result of the spill.

Original article, or rather, concatenation of sources....

Nov 10 15:17

BP blamed for toxification

James Miller, a commercial shrimper, lifelong fisherman in Mississippi and former BP oil response worker, is horribly sick.

"I've been vomiting, my head feels like it's going to explode, diarrhoea, and I keep passing out," Miller, who worked in BP's so-called Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) oil response programme, said from his bed at Biloxi Regional Hospital on November 5.

Four days earlier, Miller, his wife and dog were boating on the Gulf of Mexico near one of Mississippi's barrier islands when all three of them fell ill.

"My wife and I felt the chemicals immediately and my dog even started hacking like he was trying to cough up a bone," Miller explained.

Nov 10 08:43

Multiple independent lab tests confirm oil in Gulf shrimp

The federal government is going out of its way to assure the public that seafood pulled from recently reopened Gulf of Mexico waters is safe to consume, in spite of the largest accidental release of crude oil in America's history.

However, testing methodologies used by the government to deem areas of water safe for commercial fishing are woefully inadequate and permit high levels of toxic compounds to slip into the human food chain, according to a series of scientific and medical professionals interviewed by Raw Story.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Federal government's response to this disaster was to get it out of sight and out of mind before the elections, no matter what harm had been done to the people or the seafood here.

After all, BP was one of the most significant contributors to Obama's 08 campaign, and therefore had to be protected at all costs!

Nov 09 08:57

BP Oil Spill Victims Sickened and Dying, Local Physicians Clueless

Nov 09 08:54

*CONFIRMED* Chemist: That’s BP oil on Southwest Florida beach — “Should put to rest any doubt” over origin of 173 ppm oil found in sand near Sarasota

Nov 08 17:52

Testing the Waters reports a Siesta Key GOM sample with 173 ppm of BP’s Oil (Macondo Prospect)

What makes this finding so extraordinary is that it came from a citizens’ initiative -TESTING THE WATERS – which was formed by Gulf Coast residents who simply want to know if their beaches are oil free, the water is clean enough to swim in, and the seafood is safe to eat.

Isn’t this what government is supposed to do? Test the water! They test it for everything else, and yet getting regular testing like this done seems to take an act of GOD.

Nov 08 17:52

BP Successfully Disposed of the Oil ... In the Gulf Food Chain

Recently declassified government documents have shed new light on the decades-old debate over the fluoridation of drinking water, and have added to a growing body of scientific evidence concerning the health effects of fluoride. Much of the original evidence about fluoride, which suggested it was safe for human consumption in low doses, was actually generated by “Manhattan Project” scientists in the 1940s. As it turns out, these officials were ordered by government powers to provide information that would be “useful in litigation” and that would obfuscate its improper handling and disposal. The once top-secret documents, say the authors, reveal that vast quantities of fluoride, one of the most toxic substances known, were required for the production of weapons-grade plutonium and uranium.

Nov 08 11:19

BP blamed for toxification

Fishermen, cleanup workers and residents of Gulf Coast believe they are being sickened by toxic chemicals from BP spill

Nov 07 21:31

ACTION ALERT: November 8 Public Meeting of Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Task Force

Editor's Note: This press release was submitted to us by The Dirty Cajuns. To be clear: the meeting is set for November 8, 2010 at the Pensacola Civic Center, 201 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL. Starting time is 11:30 a.m. You can show up, invited or not, and demand some answers. See the full schedule

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