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August 20th, 2010

BP oil spill: US scientist retracts assurances over success of cleanup

White House claims that the worst of the BP oil spill was over were undermined yesterday when a senior government scientist said three-quarters of the oil was still in the Gulf environment and a research study detected a 22-mile plume of oil in the ocean depths.Bill Lehr, a senior scientist ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 9th, 2010

Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Even when it’s not out of sight)

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldPhoto by Erika Blumenfeld © 2010Since BP announced that CEO Tony Hayward would receive a multi-million dollar golden parachute and be replaced by Bob Dudley, we have witnessed an incredibly broad, and powerful, propaganda campaign. A campaign that peaked this week with the US government, clearly acting ... continue reading

August 3rd, 2010

BP oil well gushed 4.9 million barrels: US

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US government on Monday said BP's ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico gushed an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil, making it the largest accidental oil spill of all time."Overall, the scientific teams estimate that approximately 4.9 million barrels of oil have been released from ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 30th, 2010

Our Complicity

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldWe rather be ruined than changed. We rather die in our dread, than climb the cross of the moment, and let our illusions die.-W.H. Auden, excerpted from “The Age of Anxiety”Photo by Erika Blumenfeld © 2010Not long ago we strolled along a beautiful white-sand beach in Orange ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2010

VIDEO - Technician: Deepwater Horizon warning system disabled

KENNER, LA. -- Long before an eruption of gas turned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig into a fireball, an alarm system designed to alert the crew and prevent combustible gases from reaching potential sources of ignition had been deliberately disabled, the former chief electronics technician on the rig testified Friday. ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

BP: No oil leaking into Gulf from busted well

NEW ORLEANS – A tightly fitted cap was successfully keeping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months, BP said Thursday. The victory — long awaited by weary residents along the coast — is the most significant milestone yet in BP's effort to ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 12th, 2010

Hell Has Come to South Louisiana

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldPhoto by Erika Blumenfeld © 2010Clint Guidry is a shrimper from Lafitte, Louisiana. As we sit together, he shows me a picture of his house with 18 inches of water in it as a result of Hurricane Ike in 2008.In his deep voice, he looks me in ... continue reading

July 11th, 2010

Russian sub 'could stop oil leak'

Russian-owned submersibles would be able to cap the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, the captain of one of the vessels has said. The skipper was speaking as two of the subs - which can dive to 6,000m - started a campaign of exploration at the bottom of Lake ... continue reading

July 8th, 2010

Group Demands BP Provide Cleanup Workers With Respirators

Nearly every day another health care horror story emerges for workers and volunteers who toiled without respirators or proper safety clothing to clear the pile at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attack, as The Mouth’s Mike McAuliff and others at the Daily News have repeatedly reported.Now a coalition of activists ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 8th, 2010

Mitigating Annihilation

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldFrom the air, the area north of Grand Isle, Louisiana, much of it around Barataria Bay, looks like scorched earth. This area has been and is heavily afflicted by BP's oil. The so-called cleanup efforts, including laying out booms to supposedly prevent oil from destroying more marsh ... continue reading

July 6th, 2010

Rare 1970s BP board game promises oil 'thrills' comes back to haunt them

They were trouble-free times when oil barons were dining out with rich sheikhs and counting their profits.But little did they know their drilling exploits would come back to haunt them.Up to four would-be tycoons can compete at exploring for oil, building platforms and laying pipelines to their home countries.But BP ... continue reading

July 5th, 2010

Tar balls from Gulf oil spill turn up in Texas

GALVESTON, Texas — A top Texas official says tar balls from the Gulf oil spill have been found on state beaches.It's the first known evidence that gushing crude from the Deepwater Horizon well has now reached all the Gulf states.Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says two crews are removing tar balls ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2010

Threatened whale sharks seen in Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — Whale sharks, the huge fish that feed by vacuuming the sea surface, have been seen swimming between and through wide streamers of heavy oil a few miles from BP's spewing well in the Gulf of Mexico, a federal scientist said Thursday.The three sharks did not appear distressed ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

Top New Orleans chef sues BP over seafood losses

Susan Spicer, one of New Orleans' most prominent and highly regarded chefs, has sued BP Plc for damages to restaurants that have lost normal seafood supplies because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Spicer, who runs the restaurant Bayona in New Orleans' French Quarter, is seeking class-action status on behalf ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

More evidence of Gulf oil spill washes ashore

NEW ORLEANS – More dirty evidence of the massive oil spill washed ashore along the Gulf Coast for residents who don't need any more reminders of their frustration over failed efforts to stop the crude gushing from a blown-out undersea well.In Florida, officials on Thursday closed a quarter-mile stretch of ... continue reading

June 24th, 2010

BP puts Bob Dudley in key Gulf clean-up role

LONDON — BP put Mississippi native Bob Dudley in charge of handling the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Wednesday, an effort to clean up its image and take the spotlight off chief executive Tony Hayward, the Englishman whose gaffes have infuriated Americans.BP PLC confirmed that Dudley, who grew up ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 23rd, 2010

Let Them Eat Oil

I am now on an airplane heading home (for two days) after my very profound and moving experience in the Gulf Region.Monday, June 21st, a few dozen activists, scientists, environmentalists and concerned citizens gathered in front of the Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Command Center to present our list of demands ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

'Shame on you': BP exec pilloried by lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Channeling the nation's anger, lawmakers pilloried the boss of the company that caused the Gulf calamity Thursday in a withering day of judgment. Unflinching, BP chief executive Tony Hayward said he was out of the loop on decisions at the well and coolly asserted, "I'm not stonewalling."That infuriated ... continue reading

June 16th, 2010

Obama: Drilling moratorium is necessary

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he understands the difficulties stemming from a six-month moratorium on new permits for deepwater drilling but tells the nation that he has to ensure the safety of those who work on the oil rigs at sea.Obama on Tuesday said he had proposed expanded offshore ... continue reading

June 16th, 2010

BP engineer's testimony contradicted by e-mail released by congressional investigators

Last month, Mark Hafle, BP's senior drilling engineer for the oil well that's now spewing millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, testified in Kenner that he and his team believed they had worked in concert with a contractor to come up with the safest possible design ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

BP cut corners in days before oil well blowout in Gulf of Mexico, documents say

BP made a series of money-saving shortcuts and blunders that dramatically increased the danger of a destructive oil spill in a well that an engineer ominously described as a "nightmare" just six days before the blowout, according to documents released Monday that provide new insight into the causes of the ... continue reading

June 3rd, 2010

Embattled BP chief: I want my life back

BP has prompted new disbelief on America’s Gulf Coast after its chief executive told struggling residents: “I would like my life back.” As the White House warned that the rate of the oil spill could temporarily worsen by 20 per cent while engineers try to fit a new pipe to ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

BP CEO disputes claims of underwater oil plumes

VENICE, La. — Disputing scientists' claims of large oil plumes suspended underwater in the Gulf of Mexico, BP PLC's chief executive on Sunday said the company has largely narrowed the focus of its cleanup to surface slicks rolling into Louisiana's coastal marshes.During a tour of a BP PLC staging area ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

BP's top kill effort fails to plug Gulf oil leak

ROBERT, La. – The most ambitious bid yet to stop the worst oil spill in U.S. history ended in failure Saturday after BP was unable to overwhelm the gusher of crude with heavy fluids and junk. President Obama called the setback "as enraging as it is heartbreaking."The oil giant immediately ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Exxon CEO defends offshore drilling

DALLAS -- In the wake of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, government policymakers should not automatically "jump to conclusions" that changes in offshore drilling procedures and regulations are needed, Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson said Wednesday."There have been very effective procedures in place," he said. ... continue reading

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