BP Oil Gusher

(WashingtonsBlog) – As Predicted, BP Tries to Pretend New Leak is a “Natural Seep”

Listening to the news this morning as I drove to work, I heard that BP is saying that the seep discovered near the blownout well might be a natural seep .

Reuters notes: Read More Here

(Politico) – GOP senators: Obama failing in oil clean-up – Read More Here

(680News) – Methane gas bubbles feared near BP oil well – Read More Here

(CNN) – Video: Government says leak detected ‘a distance from’ oil well – View Video Here

(Reuters) – BP says Gulf oil seep may not be from its well – Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Oh-No: Tests Confirm Oil Seep Distance Away From Deepwater Well

This doesn’t sound good.

Admiral Allen has sent the following letter, via The Oil Drum, to BP, regarding the discovery of oil seeps away from the well: Read More Here

(Politico) – Video: LA Sen – Obama Trying to Conceal Oil Spill – Video Link Here

(CSMonitor) – Gulf oil spill: Fouling air as well as water?

(SkyNews) – Seep Detected Near Capped US Oil Well – Read More Here

Questions about air pollution related to the BP oil spill may get some clearer answers this coming week, as university researchers and a Louisiana environmental group release initial findings of their independent analysis of the Gulf region’s air quality. Read More Here

(AP) – BP, feds clash over reopening capped Gulf oil well

BP and the Obama administration offered significantly differing views Sunday on whether the capped Gulf of Mexico oil well will have to be reopened, a contradiction that may be an effort by the oil giant to avoid blame if crude starts spewing again. Read More Here

(AP) – Official: Seep found near BP’s blown out oil well

A federal official says scientists are concerned about a seep and possible methane near BP’s busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico

Both could be signs there are leaks in the well that’s been capped off for three days. Read More Here

(WSWS) – As BP claims success in capping well Gulf economy in ruins

After 86 days of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, BP on Tuesday claimed initial success in temporarily capping the Macondo well about 50 miles off the coast from Venice, Louisiana. Read More Here

(MotherJones) – Porn, Meth, and Oil Company Parties

Instead of just inspecting offshore oil platforms, employees of the Minerals Management Service spent time trading links to Internet porn, shaking off crystal meth buzzes, and partying on the dime of the oil companies that they were supposed to be regulating, according to a new report released Monday by the Interior Department’s Inspector General. Read More Here


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