(Guardian) – Abandoned oil wells make Gulf of Mexico ‘environmental minefield’
AP investigation finds BP was responsible for 600 of more than 27,000 abandoned wells in the Gulf of Mexico Read More Here
(Yahoo) – Study says smells sickening people come from oilpatch, but no source – Read More Here
(RawStory) – Whistleblower: Relief payments get slashed if fishermen refuse to work for BP
Any relief payment plan established in the wake of the worst environmental accident ever was bound to have its flaws, but this goes to a whole new level of wrong.
According to Gulf resident Kindra Arnesen, who turned whistleblower and full-time activist when she saw how many people were put out of work by the spill, BP will deduct money from individual payments on claims for lost income if the claimant refuses to work in assisting the spill response.
Reading from a letter she’d received from BP, Arnesen quoted the company’s line: Read More Here
Video: gulf water very TOXIC FROM FILM MAKER JAMES FOX – Video Link Here
REPOST – (Cryptogon) – Banned FEMA Formaldehyde Trailers Return for Latest Gulf Disaster
The trailers were discovered to have such high levels of formaldehyde that the government banned them from ever being used for long-term housing again. Read More Here
(DigitalJournal) – New rule makes violating BP oil spill ’safety zone’ criminal
Violating the rule can result in arrest, felony prosecution, and a $40,000 fine. The 20-meter safety zone surrounding all Deepwater Horizon booming operations and oil response efforts taking place in Southeast Louisiana was established by the Coast Guard under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (PDF). Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Gulf Coast now a BP police state as law enforcement conspires with BP to intimidate journalists – Mike Adams
Normally I would open this article by explaining this is the story the mainstream media won’t dare report. Except in this case, they are reporting it. It’s right on CNN, on the Anderson Cooper “360″ report. Read More Here
(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – At least 4 dead in last 10 days after swimming at Gulf beaches
Tragedies are on the rise for swimmers in the Gulf of Mexico. My heart and prayers are with the families who have lost a loved one. Please let your friends and relatives know about the risks to swimmers in the Gulf.
Potential Health Effects of Oil Spill, KRIV Channel 26 Houston (Fox), June 22, 2010: Read More Here
(WSWS) – Censorship and cover-up in the Gulf oil disaster
The Obama administration has intensified its cover-up of the BP oil disaster. On July 1 it issued an order barring the public and the news media from coming within 65 feet of clean-up operations without permission from the Coast Guard. The transparent aim of the order, which purports to protect the safety of clean-up workers, is to prevent the population from viewing the devastation wrought by the BP oil blowout. Read More Here
(DemocracyNow) – Video: Scientist Working With Government Says BP Restricting Access to Study Gushing Oil Well
As the BP oil disaster enters its 77th Day we speak to a scientist leading a team of researchers trying to get access to the well to better study what is happening at the site. Dr. Ira Leifer, who’s on the federally appointed Flow Rate Technical Group, says BP is restricting his access to study the gushing oil well.
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