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  • Science experiment causes rapid response to the beach

    12/07/2013 1:42:21 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    The Destin Log ^ | 12-5-13 | Kathy Harrison
    Destin Fire Control District and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible HAZMAT call Friday morning about a strange device floating in the waters behind Jetty East Condominiums. The device, which had “U.S. Navy” written on it in marker, was in fact a GPS drifter. The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., is working with the University of Miami to study the effects of Emerald Coast waters after the 2010 BP oil spill. A phone number on the side of the device helped clear up the confusion. "We deployed the GPS devices from Beasley Park in the surf...
  • Dispersant Makes Oil 52 Times More Toxic

    12/02/2012 6:31:17 AM PST · by Altariel · 15 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 30, 2012 | Douglas Main
    For microscopic animals living in the Gulf, even worse than the toxic oil released during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster may be the very oil dispersants used to clean it up, a new study finds. More than 2 million gallons (7.5 million liters) of oil dispersants called Corexit 9527A and 9500A were dumped into the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to prevent oil from reaching shore and to help it degrade more quickly. However, when oil and Corexit are combined, the mixture becomes up to 52 times more toxic than oil alone, according to a study published online this...
  • Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: Obama staged Aurora, Sikh temple shooting

    08/16/2012 6:38:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies ^ | August 15, 2012 | Robyn Chelsea-Seifert
    Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine isn’t pulling any punches with his quotes as the frontman dropped some heavy thoughts on fans during a recent show in Singapore During the August 7 performance, the heavy metal singer/guitarist went on a rant telling audience members, "Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban so he's staging all of these murders,” The Huffington Post reported.
  • Interior Dept. IG to be Investigated in Alleged White House Drilling Moratorium Cover-Up

    07/06/2012 10:01:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | July 6, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    A trio of senators have won their request for an investigation into Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s inspector general regarding a potential cover-up of documents that led to the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP oil spill. Sens. David Vitter (R-La.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) asked the Integrity Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency in a May 24 letter to investigate the Interior Department’s Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall, whom they say “failed to ensure an independent, impartial and complete investigation into the Administration’s offshore drilling moratorium and...
  • IG investigator says White House hindered probe of oil spill report

    05/08/2012 10:45:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 5/8/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    An investigator for the Interior Department’s Inspector General claims the White House hindered an investigation into a report on the BP oil spill by blocking access to a key official and email records, the New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting. The investigator was trying to determine whether the White House intentionally edited the report to create the false impression that outside experts supported the administration's call for a moratorium on offshore drilling. The White House had said the editing was a mistake, and the Inspector General’s final report concluded it was. But the investigator, in a series of emails obtained by...
  • Judge Says BP Can't See White House Emails on Gulf Oil Spill

    07/20/2011 4:47:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/20/11 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal magistrate refused Wednesday to order the White House to provide BP PLC with emails by a former top adviser to President Barack Obama about the administration's response to last summer's massive Gulf oil spill. A lawyer for the oil giant had argued that emails by Carol Browner, Obama's former adviser on energy and climate matters, and three other officials in the Executive Office of the President could shed light on the White House's role in estimating the rate of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the company's blown-out well. But U.S. Magistrate...
  • Dolphin samples leaving Coast (71 dead dolphins in Mississippi)

    03/25/2011 4:39:24 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 16 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | March 24, 2011 | By KAREN NELSON
    GULFPORT -- Federal representatives were working Thursday to take possession of samples from the 71 dolphins dead on the Mississippi and Alabama coasts this year, 53 of them stillborn or immature babies. The hundreds of samples have been stored at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies since mid-January when the animals started dying in unusually high numbers. Most of the unusual deaths came well before the normal birthing season. NOAA Fisheries was working Thursday, with the help of IMMS staff, identifying the samples, sorting them into batches for transportation and packing them in ice chests, said IMMS Director Moby Solangi.
  • Deep-Water Dive Reveals Spilled Oil On Gulf Floor

    11/29/2010 1:00:08 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | 29 Nov 2010 | Richard Harris
    When the BP oil well blew out earlier this year, the 4 million barrels that flowed into the sea didn't simply vanish. There's growing evidence that a good portion of it sunk to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, where some of it remains. To get to the sea floor a few miles from the blown-out Macondo well, we clamber into a titanium-hulled submarine named Alvin and are gently hoisted off the deck of its mother ship, the Atlantis, into a surprisingly blue and inviting Gulf of Mexico. Mike Skowronski is our pilot. As we descend, the water turns...
  • News rater, anti-Palin group get govt Gulf work

    federal government hired a New Orleans man for $18,000 to appraise whether news stories about its actions in the Gulf oil spill were positive or negative for the Obama administration, which was keenly sensitive to comparisons between its response and former President George W. Bush's much-maligned reaction to Hurricane Katrina. also spent $10,000 for just over three minutes of video showing a routine offshore rig inspection for news organizations but couldn't say whether any ran the footage. And it awarded a $216,625 no-bid contract for a survey of seabirds to an environmental group that has criticized what it calls the...
  • Revealed: Obama hired media expert to monitor 'negative' coverage of BP oil spill

    09/13/2010 8:11:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 13, 2010
    The U.S. government paid an expert $18,000 to assess whether news stories about the Gulf oil spill were positive or negative for the Obama administration, it was revealed today. And it awarded a $216,625 no-bid contract for a survey of seabirds to an environmental group that has criticised what it calls the 'extreme anti-conservation record' of Sarah Palin. The contracts were among hundreds revealed by The Associated Press as the government provided the first glimpse of federal spending since the disaster in April.
  • Seaswarm Robots Could Clean Gulf Oil Spill in a Month

    09/06/2010 2:28:00 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | August 30, 2010 | Conan Miller
    Seaswarm, an autonomous, solar-powered skimmer, may be the answer to less expensive and more efficient methods for cleaning up future oil spills. The robot prototype promises to absorb 20 times its weight in oil. Created by researchers at MIT’s Senseable City Lab, Seaswarm employs a conveyor belt of absorbent, nanowire mesh. The specially deigned mesh can suck up oil on the water’s surface and then process and dispose of the oil it’s collected. The Seaswarm can continue to absorb more of the spill while the robot autonomously navigates and cleans the ocean for weeks on end. Researchers claim that 5,000...
  • (Spike) Lee Screens New Katrina Film In New Orleans

    08/18/2010 11:41:40 AM PDT · by Abathar · 48 replies
    AP/ ^ | 08/18/2010 | Mary Foster
    NEW ORLEANS -- Five years after he documented the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, Spike Lee returned to New Orleans with his new movie showing the city's agonizing efforts to return to normal. The premiere Tuesday included hours one and four of the HBO documentary, "If God Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise." "The first hour was very, very emotional," said Sharon Starks, 53, who said she had a purse full of tissues after seeing the first Lee film on the hurricane. "But the second hour I was just angry. It was about the BP oil spill and I just felt...
  • New Orleans is selected as site for oil spill litigation

    08/10/2010 12:19:59 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 10 replies ^ | 8.10.10 | Rebecca Mowbray
    The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation agreed to consolidate the litigation over the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in federal court in New Orleans before Judge Carl J. Barbier. "Upon careful consideration, we have settled upon the Eastern District of Louisiana as the most appropriate district for this litigation. Without discounting the spill's effects on other states, if there is a geographic and psychological 'center of gravity' in this docket, then the Eastern District of Louisiana is closest to it," the panel ruled.
  • Scientists expected Obama administration to be friendlier

    07/11/2010 1:52:17 AM PDT · by thecodont · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | July 10, 2010 | 9:42 p.m. | By Tom Hamburger and Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau
    Reporting from Washington — When he ran for president, Barack Obama attacked the George W. Bush administration for putting political concerns ahead of science on such issues as climate change and public health. And during his first weeks in the White House, President Obama ordered his advisors to develop rules to "guarantee scientific integrity throughout the executive branch." Many government scientists hailed the president's pronouncement. But a year and a half later, no such rules have been issued. Now scientists charge that the Obama administration is not doing enough to reverse a culture that they contend allowed officials to interfere...
  • CBS News Radio description of Galveston tar balls, "ping-pong" sized. Ping-pong sized?

    07/06/2010 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Listening to the local news radio station this morning, there was a story about Galveston finding tar balls in the surf offshore. Something seemed vaguely odd about how it was described, but couldn't put my finger on it at the time. The tarballs were described as roughly the size of ping-pong balls. Hmm. Then I forgot about it. Until just now, the golfing thing hit me. Some liberal at CBS radio made a deliberate decision (not) to use the most likely description of that size. "Golf ball" sized.. Trying to remember the last time I ever heard the term "ping-pong...
  • BP oil spill extent - satellite views, what obama and media isn't showing you

    07/02/2010 4:59:39 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 46 replies
    obama claims to have been in charge from day one... see what blocking the construction of berms because of possible environmental damage, not making an exception in the jones act, not allowing skimmers due to the fact the discharged sea water isn't 100% oil free, is allowing to to occur offshore, and not being reported by the media.
  • New blog reports from the front lines of the BP oil spill

    07/01/2010 6:54:04 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies ^ | 07/01/2010 | Staff
    NEW ORLEANS, LA –– New blogger Stuart H. Smith, a New Orleans-based attorney representing Gulf Coast fishermen, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network and an array of major commercial interests, announced the launch of his backroom, no-punches-pulled blog focused exclusively on the spill ( Smith, a much-loathed legal heavy-weight in the world of Big Oil, is well known for his role as lead counsel in an oilfield radiation case that delivered a verdict of more than $1 billion against ExxonMobil....
  • My Solution on How to Stop the Gulf Oil Spill by Steve Cooper, The Conservative

    06/23/2010 10:04:03 AM PDT · by The Conservative Monster · 26 replies
    The Conservative ^ | 6/23/10 | Steve Cooper
    This idea is very simple..... 1. Get a massive commercial construction dumpster 2. Turn it upside down, cut a hole in the center and attach a massive pipe 3. Lower it over the oil leak 4. A boat is at the surface waiting to capture the oil
  • CARTOON: We Will Make This Better

    06/22/2010 6:45:39 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 1 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | June 22, 2010 | William Warren
  • Message to Obama on the Gulf Coast Guard

    06/21/2010 8:14:42 PM PDT · by canadianfrontier · 13 replies
    June 19, 2010 | Robert Palmer
    By Robert Palmer Thank God Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal refused to be intimidated by the Coast Guard. Sixteen barges were stationary for 24 hours. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that was working until the Coast Guard shut the operation down because they couldn’t confirm there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board. A Coast Guard representative told ABC News today that it shares the same goal as the governor. But the coast guard, the media, BP and Obama don’t seem...
  • FReep a Poll:Do you approve of the way Pres_ent Obama has responded to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill?

    06/21/2010 6:17:29 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 17 replies
    Northwest Florida Daily News ^ | 6-21-2010 |
    Poll asks: Do you approve of the way President Obama has responded to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? Yes? No?
  • The Obama Doctrine - In His Own Words

    06/18/2010 5:16:19 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 9 replies · 295+ views
    06/18/2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    It's mildy entertaining to watch a once love-stricken Liberal Media discuss why Barack Obama is unwilling or unable to address the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They seem truly bewildered by his lack of leadership. But it's really not that difficult to understand. In a 2006 Washingtonian article titled The Legend of Barack Obama, Garrett M. Graff examines "Obamania." At the heart of "Obamania" is his personality and presence - part preacher, part professor, part movie star. His charisma seems effortless, his charm an afterthought. ... Much of Obama's allure is that he is new and exciting enough...
  • Yaron Brook on Obama Administration: “To Them Knowledge is Insignificant”

    06/16/2010 6:29:40 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 3 replies · 471+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 16, 2010 | David Swindle
    This past weekend I participated in the “Is the (Real) News Dead” conference at Pepperdine University put on by the American Freedom Alliance. I spoke on four panels, discussing the fall of the daily newspaper, the power of social media, and how New Media can be utilized in defense of free societies. One of the other panelists I met and befriended was Yaron Brook, President and Executive Director for the Ayn Rand Institute. Throughout the weekend I was continually impressed by the thoughtfulness and precision of Yaron’s arguments and his passion for defending individual liberty. Thus it was a joy...
  • Just a few questions on Obama’s BP oil spill speech

    06/16/2010 8:44:58 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 29 replies · 391+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 16th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    President Obama addressed the nation on the Gulf disaster. As usual his speech gave us more questions than answers: … an oil spill that is assaulting our shores and our citizens… Is America under attack? …stopping it has tested the limits of human technology… We can’t stop the spill? …Scientists at our national labs and experts from academia and other oil companies have also provided ideas and advice… But can’t stop the leak? … Countries like China are investing in clean energy jobs and industries … China is not running trillions of debt and has money to invest? …...
  • Was Venezuela Behind the BP Oil Spill?

    06/16/2010 8:28:25 AM PDT · by The Conservative Monster · 16 replies · 589+ views
    The Conservative ^ | 6/16/10 | Steve Cooper
    I found it very interesting that a Venezuelan gas rig mysteriously sank just one week after the BP oil rig explosion and it was blacked out by the media. Immediately, the media was reading the White House script handed to them, rather than reporting or investigating events that could lead to the real reasons why this catastrophe happened.
  • Coast to Coast: Richard C. Hoagland has finally had enough of Obama.

    06/14/2010 10:57:29 PM PDT · by machogirl · 63 replies · 1,932+ views
    coast to coast am ^ | June 14, 2010 | me
    Web site will update what Richard C. is saying.
  • BP bond yields jump as stock plunges

    06/09/2010 1:55:53 PM PDT · by danielmryan · 9 replies · 37+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | June 9, 2010 | Deborah Levine
    BP Plc's bond prices dropped on Wednesday, pushing yields higher, which analysts attributed to reports of the rising possibility that BP will have to declare bankruptcy as financial pressure from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico keeps building.
  • Obama Plays Tough: Whose A$$ to Kick?

    06/08/2010 6:21:06 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 41 replies · 37+ views ^ | June 8, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    My guess is that in effort to distract from the incompetence on the part of this White House, Obama figured it was time to put on his tough face. Someone needs to tell him that mad doesn’t equal competence. In an interview yesterday, Obama said: “I was down there a month ago, before most of these talkin’ heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standin’ in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. and I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is...
  • Coast Guard Logs Show Administration Knew Extent of Oil Spill within 24 Hours

    06/07/2010 2:20:05 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 23 replies · 104+ views
    Human Events ^ | 06/04/2010 | Connie Hair
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released documents Thursday night showing the Coast Guard recorded on April 21 -- less than 24 hours after the Deepwater Horizon explosion -- the magnitude of the oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. “Potential environmental threat is 700,000 gallons of diesel on board the Deepwater Horizon and estimated potential of 8,000 barrels per day of crude oil, if the well were to completely blowout,” the Coast Guard reported in a log of events from the immediate aftermath of the April 20 explosion --...
  • How Far Will the Gulf Gusher Spread?

    06/02/2010 9:19:36 PM PDT · by PhxRising · 18 replies · 713+ views ^ | 6/3/2010 | Curtis C. Ebbesmeyer
    In the 1990s, thousands of Cubans cast themselves adrift on rafts, tires and any other makeshift craft that could float. They shoved off even from the island's far shore, entrusting their lives to the powerful Loop Current that pushes north from the Yucatán, rounds Cuba, rushes through the Florida Straits, and spills into the Atlantic, seeding the Gulf Stream. Many drowned or perished from thirst. But others survived to wash up on Florida's east coast. Now the Loop Current is in the news once again. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon gusher—please don't call it a "spill"—has begun trickling into the...
  • BP oil spill commission: the oldest Washington stunt in the book

    06/02/2010 7:58:27 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 6 replies · 231+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 2nd, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Barack Obama promised us leadership not commissions when he was running for President: Just today, Senator McCain offered up the oldest Washington stunt in the book – you pass the buck to a commission to study the problem. But here’s the thing – this isn’t 9/11. We know how we got into this mess. What we need now is leadership that gets us out. I’ll provide it, John McCain won’t, and that’s the choice for the American people in this election. America took him for his word. Instead the President keeps pulling commission after commission out of his sleeves.The...
  • Government Scientists Are Consulting But Unable to Stop BP Oil Spill [Obama On Vacation]

    05/30/2010 3:07:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 949+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 30, 2010
    Government Scientists Are Consulting But Unable to Stop BP Oil Spill Published May 30, 2010 In what is measuring up to be the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history, the government is nearly helpless to stop the oil flowing from the Deepwater Horizon well that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20. The White House said Sunday that it expects the spill to grow by 20 percent after BP gets started with its latest effort to contain the spill, beginning Monday or Tuesday. The White House also said it is tripling its environmental cleanup crew. But the additional...
  • JP Councilman questions sudden appearance of cleanup workers (Jefferson Parish-Louisiana)

    05/28/2010 5:49:57 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 32 replies · 1,273+ views
    WWL-TV ^ | 5/28/2010 | Scott Satchfield
    Jefferson Parish officials say they believe an unexpected show of force cleaning up beaches on the parish’s Gulf Coast was staged for President Obama’s visit. Those officials said they received many calls to their office from eyewitnesses who said the workers showed up in several buses around 7:30 a.m. The buses were loaded with workers – a show of force the officials said hadn’t been seen to this point in cleanup efforts. The callers told the Grand Isle mayor’s office that the workers who showed up were given t-shirts and began cleaning oil as the president flew over. Those same...
  • Stupid, Arrogant, Ignorant? This Ad Nails It!

    05/28/2010 11:00:19 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 31 replies · 1,083+ views ^ | May 28, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    In one of the most chiling and gripping video ads I’ve seen in a long time, this clip by the NRSC sure puts the problems with this administration in sharp focus. The video opens with Obama, in a critically harsh speech tearing Bush apart for Katrina, and vowing “Never again!” It progresses quickly with glimpses into how this inept and corrupt administration has handled each catastrophe and disaster it’s been handed. Obama and his cohorts in charge of these top administrative offices, ignore the problems as if it weren’t theirs, choosing instead to take vacations, play golf and pursue campaign...
  • Palin: Passing the buck doesn't plug the hole

    05/28/2010 7:54:32 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 243+ views ^ | 05/28/2010 | Ron Devito
    Ronald Reagan once said “let there be bold differences, no pale pastels.” The difference between Obama and Gov. Palin could not be more stark. He has been remarkably absent on this issue, and has demonstrated absolutely no leadership. Instead, he plays the blame game, fobbing the issue off to an administration that has been out of office now for 15 months. He is reverting to the same failed policies of the last four decades.
  • (Video) RNC Slams Obama: "Never Again": Obama and the BP Oil Spill

    05/27/2010 3:02:32 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 10 replies · 595+ views
    Latest RNC Commercial Slams Obama: "Never Again": Obama & The BP Oil Spill
  • Obama’s Top Officials Response Team on the BP oil spill is lacking credibility

    05/26/2010 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 14 replies · 491+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | May 26th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Thousands of good people are working all across the Gulf of Mexico to fight the ecological disaster caused by the BP oil spill. Unfortunately we rarely see those everyday heroes. Instead we watch the waffling of the Obama administration top officials respond team... Lisa Jackson –the Administrator of EPA is one of the most hated officials in America. She showed total disrespect for the people of this country. When the public outrage was building during ClimateGate and the cap-and-trade bill was not able to go through the US Senate Lisa Jackson issued an executive order declaring the carbon dioxide...
  • Giant Ocean Monster caught on the BP oil spill camera

    05/24/2010 5:25:04 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 22 replies · 2,084+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | May 24th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    We continue to hold BP responsible as the responsible party. But we are on them, watching them! This is how Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano described the federal involvement in cleaning the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico today. No kidding! The Obama administration is doing exactly this: watching BP from the sidelines. In fact we are all watching. There is a camera next to the crack in the pipe and we all are watching live deadly oil gushing into the ocean. As a teen I used to look for the Loch Ness monster on the live...
  • Jindal giving it to Napolitano and Obama administration (Vanity- anyone watching??)

    05/24/2010 9:56:28 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 23 replies · 1,904+ views
    Anyone watching Fox?? Press conference from the Gulf....first Napolitano started with BP's fault, BP's fault, BP's Salazar doing the between Jindal gave them hell
  • Weiner Facts about the BP oil spill

    05/24/2010 8:16:05 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 10 replies · 387+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | May 24th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Congressman Antony Weiner has a beef with Glenn Beck and his radio and TV sponsor Goldline... To explain it to Weiner: it is the same like politician’s campaign contributions. If BP gives millions in campaign cash to ‘Barack Obama for America’ so he can become US President it does not mean that Obama is working for them even if they profit from his world view and executive decisions. Even if the President chooses to help BP by not closing their leaking oil well forever we are not allowed to say that he did it because he took campaign money from...
  • Obama administration faces questions on oil spill

    05/18/2010 1:10:47 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 36 replies · 1,868+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | May 18th 2010 | By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON – Last week, it was oil executives who faced the wrath of lawmakers eager to find blame for the massive oil spill spreading in the Gulf of Mexico. On Tuesday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and other federal officials will come under questioning for what the government did — or did not do — to prevent the oil spill, and how they have responded since oil started streaming into the Gulf last month. Salazar, who oversees the federal agency that monitors offshore drilling, will testify before two Senate committees. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and Coast Guard Commandant Thad...
  • BP Oil Spill: Domestic or Foreign Terrorism Should Not Be Dismissed

    05/11/2010 5:11:08 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 27 replies · 1,295+ views ^ | May 11, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    On April 20, 2010 an oil rig which BP (Beyond Petroleum) was leasing exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. This catastrophic event resulted in the deaths of nine BP employees who were working on the oil rig at the time. At first, the destruction of the facility was reported only as a human tragedy, which it was. However, since the explosion--which is now being reported on as an ecological disaster of monumental proportions--a number of questions have arisen which ultimately will have to be addressed. Of course, at the moment, the primary concern--and rightfully so--surrounds the impact of what is...
  • Obama and Bush: Back to Back – Part 3

    05/02/2010 9:21:39 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 2 replies · 322+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | May 2nd, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    After ten days of peaceful negotiations with BP and occasional threat of serious sanctions, President Obama is left with two options: nuke the oil spot or deem it a right-wing conspiracy. Let’s compare the photos of the Obama and the Bush White House web sites in the first couple of weeks after environmental disaster in Louisiana.