Further information made available after our report, much of which was published in the comment section by contributors who scoured the web for more information on the subject, suggests that the report was true and that national guard units had indeed been called up for training and possible deployment for domestic emergencies.
With the BP oil leak heating up (literally), there is a distinct possibility of noxious fumes and toxic hurricanes hitting our coasts over the coming months. Because there is minimal research on the subject available to the public, it is difficult to establish what is or is not a threat. Nonetheless, we advise those of our readers on or near the coast to remain aware of any developments regarding the possibility of emergencies or evacuations in their areas.
For those who may think we are overreacting to the possibility that the federal government would respond to an emergency, specifically mandatory evacuations on the gulf coast with the use of National Guard troops, we direct you to the article below, brought to our attention by Worldwide Wake Up Now and originally published at Public Intelligence. Read entire article
Reports have been coming out of the Gulf for days about British Petroleum blocking access to beaches and animal-cleaning stations, in some instances using private Blackwater-style mercenaries to do so. Journalists as well as citizens have been thwarted in their attempts to see for themselves the extent of the damage being done by the runaway Deepwater Horizon disaster. Read More Here
(OpEdNews) – BP and Halliburton’s Role in the Gulf Oil Disaster– Well Casing Horror Story
Right from the beginning, it was reported right away– that Halliburton’s job was to cement and seal the well casing. But I misunderstood what that meant. I took it to mean that Halliburton’s job was to seal the connection between the well-head and the top of the pipe that was drilled 18,000 feet into the ground. Wrong. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Video: BP Admits That – If It Tries to Cap the Leak – the Whole Well May Blow Up
As I previously noted, oil industry expert Rob Cavner said that BP must “keep the well flowing to minimize oil and gas going out into the formation on the side” – Video Link Here
(Truthout) – Documents, Employees Reveal BP’s Alaska Oilfield Plagued By Major Safety Issues
Nearly 5,000 miles from the oil-spill catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, BP and its culture of cost-cutting are contributing to another environmental mess.
According to internal BP documents obtained by Truthout, and after interviewing more than a dozen employees over the past month, the Prudhoe Bay oil field, in a remote corner of North America on Alaska’s north shore, is in danger. Read More Here
(SilverBearCafe) – BP Oil Spill: A Slippery Slope to FEMA Detention Camps?
Is there a covert government plan to forcibly evacuate up to 50 million people from the Gulf Coast and move them into FEMA trailers somewhere in Missouri and elsewhere because of the oil spill? Some of the nation’s survivalists are convinced that the Obama administration is plotting just such an operation. Last week, Greg Evensen, a former Kansas state trooper and a regular on the “Patriot” movement talk circuit, appeared on the Internet radio show “Shattering the Darkness” to warn listeners that government is moving to evacuate basically everyone from the coast of Texas to Cape Cod. Evensen says the move will come after these areas become uninhabitable due to an “oversaturation of benzene” from the chemical dispersants BP is using to try to clean up the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. Read More Here
(EndOfTheAmericanDream) – Benzene And Hydrogen Sulfide: The Real Dangers From The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill? – Read More Here
(TheAmericanNightmare) – THE GREAT ABYSS – AN..ENTIRE..CONTINENT..BURNING
What we are about to explain is not at all hard to understand.
It involves every one of the oil and natural gas wells that have ever been drilled within each and every state in Continental America (hereafter referred to as “inland” wells). Read More Here
(WSWS) – Gulf oil disaster: a trillion-dollar corporate crime
The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is a corporate crime whose magnitude almost defies comprehension. The eventual cost—combining damage to complex Gulf and coastal ecosystems, wiping out of the fishing and tourism industries, and long-term health consequences for the population of the region—is likely to total over $1 trillion. Read More Here
(LATimes) – Obama’s speech: There’s a pipe spewing a gazillion gobs of oil into the gulf, so let’s build more windmills – Read More Here
(TimesColonist) – BP ignored warnings on Gulf well: investigators
BP knew its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico was a “nightmare” in the days leading up to its fatal April 20 blowout, congressional investigators said yesterday, but the company “appears to have made multiple decisions for economic reasons that increased the danger of a catastrophic well failure.” Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Mr. President, can BP arrest Our Journalists? – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Are Americans ready to get rid of oil yet?
To get an idea of how grave is the White House worried over the public dissatisfaction with President Obama’s handling of the oil spill, consider that he launched two surges in Afghanistan, dragged Obama care across the finish line. Video Link Here
(ZeroHedge) – Power Blackouts And Water Shortages Threaten Florida
Some bad news for our Tampa Bay/Mons Venus-based (yes, they do have WiFi) readers: globalresearch.ca notes that Florida “faces severe fresh water shortages and power blackouts if the thick crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster clogs sea water intakes at the largest seawater desalinisation plant in the United States Read More Here
(AlJazeera) – Steele Accuses Obama of Exploiting Oil Spil For Political Gain
Steele said the US president’s actions demonstrated his inability to lead Americans out of a disaster and showed an “appallingly arrogant political calculus”.
He said Obama should instead focus on providing what he called “real and honest solutions” to those affected by the spill. Read More Here
(WashingtonExaminer) – BP Was Founding Member of ‘Cap-and-Trade’ Lobby – Read More Here
(McConnell) – McConnell: Obama Concerned With Taxing Americans, Not Plugging The Leak
Most Americans are baffled by all this. The crisis as they see it is a broken pipe at the bottom of the ocean, miles-long oil slicks, and threatened coastlines. The first thing they want to know is what the administration plans to do to plug the leak, clean up the oil, and mitigate the spill’s effects on the livelihoods of those affected.
And yet day after day, as the oil continues to flow, what we hear about from the administration is how tough they plan to be with BP and now, apparently, how important it is that we institute a new tax that will raise energy costs for every single American but which will do nothing to plug the leak Read More Here
(Business&MediaInstitute) – Video: Psycho Talk – MSNBC’s Schultz Calls for Obama to Act ‘Like a Dictator’ — Twice
Earlier in the day, Schultz had made a similar call, but he was more animated as he explained he wanted to see the administration follow through with its “boot-on-the-neck” response and called for Obama to “kind of” act like a dictator. [Emphasis added] Video Link Here
(CNBC) – Video: Ron Paul Defends Obama on BP Oil Spill, And Himself on Owning Gold
Ron Paul tells it like it is: Obama is not to blame for the BP oil spill; the people responsible for such an accident should be completely responsible for cleaning it up. Paul also discusses his $1.5 million in gold stocks, , a day after two staff writers for a Washington newspaper were stunned that a politician has the audacity to walk the talk and actually put his money where his mouth is. Continue reading →
(Coast2Coast) – According to Richard C. Hoagland, insider sources in BP and in U.S. Government say that there is a Gas Bubble 15-20 Miles across 10+ feet high near BP’s oil well head in Gulf of Mexico. It may cause an explosion with Apocalyptic proportions in weeks or months. The pressure at the well is 100.000 PSI and when the Gas explodes it will be like Mt. St. Helens going off underwater. It will create a Cloud of Death and a Tsunami Wave traveling at 400-600 MPH sinking all Vessels around the area as well as drive all hazardous materials including the Oil inland. Continue reading →
(June 15) – Prison Planet editor Paul Joseph Watson sits in for Alex for the first hour of today’s show to discuss the Bob Etheridge controversy, the ongoing BP oil spill and the new war propaganda surrounding the “discovery” of mineral deposits in Afghanistan.
Corporate Media Follows Government Orders, Runs Defense For Etheridge Assault Continue reading →
(PaulWatson) – President Barack Obama will tonight dispense with all restraint and fully exploit the BP oil spill to push the nightmare globalist agenda of a green economy, a carbon tax on human emissions, and an army of environmental enforcers to implement total big government tyranny.
(WayneMadsen) – Power and Water Problems Loom for Florida as Oil Threat Lurks Off Shore
Informed emergency planning sources in Florida have informed WMR that the state faces severe fresh water shortages and power blackouts if the thick crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster clogs sea water intakes at the largest seawater desalinisation plant in the United States — the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalinisation Plant at Apollo Beach in Tampa, Florida. Read More Here
REPOST – (Examiner) – Florida Gulf oil spill: Plans to evacuate Tampa Bay area are in place – Read More Here
(PressTV) – Oil giants: BP oil spill preventable
BP’s main rivals believe safety shortfalls are behind the Gulf oil disaster, saying Gulf of Mexico oil spill could have been prevented had the London-based company followed industry-wide safety procedures.
In a testimony before the Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, global oil titans Chevron, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, and Shell criticized BP’s actions. Read More Here
(AllGov) – BP Refuses to Allow Scientists to Test Oil Spill Samples
Scientists in Florida are concerned that large plumes of oil floating beneath the surface in the Gulf of Mexico originated from the Deepwater Horizon spill, and want to test their samples against oil collected by BP. But the oil corporation is refusing to cooperate.
University of South Florida scientist David Hollander said he was “just taken aback” by BP’s unwillingness to assist in a scientific inquiry into the trouble. “It was a little unsettling.” Read More Here
(BlueRidgeNow) – Efforts to Repel Gulf Oil Spill Are Described as Chaotic – Read More Here
(TheIntelHub) – BP Crop Dusting U.S. Population Under the Cover of Night
Corexit is one of the deadly neurotoxins that is being continually sprayed on the Gulf oil spill. Now according to numerous witnesses, under the cover of night, this deadly chemical is being sprayed very close to if not on populations throughout the Gulf. Read More Here
(BlogHiggins) – Video: Oil And Gas Leaks From Cracks In Seabed Confirmed – Videos Show Gulf Oil Spill Leaking From Seafloor – Video Link Here
(GlobalResearch) – What US Scientists Are Forbidden To Tell The Public About The Gulf: Oil Volcano Pressure Too Strong For Containment – Read More Here
(4WWL) – Video: BP Death Clouds Already Onshore! Benzene-3400ppb & Hyrdrogen Sulfide-1200ppb TOXIC AIR ALERT
(TPG) – The U.S. Finally Accepts Foreign Aid to Fix the Gulf Oil Spill – Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – The BP Oil Gusher and Al Gore’s Hypocritical Defense of the First Amendment
Al Gore is outraged by BP denying the media access to the Gulf. Gore cites a New York Times article published on June 9 that mentions BP and the Coast Guard-Federal Aviation Administration command center in Louisiana denying access to the Times-Picayune of New Orleans. Southern Seaplane in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, had called the Coast Guard to get permission to fly in restricted airspace with the newspaper’s photographer. Read More Here
(RawStory) – BP hires private security contractors to guard ‘black water’
In their latest eyebrow-raising PR move, multinational oil giant BP has enlisted private security contractors to keep onlookers away from oil cleanup sites. Read More Here
(Fox) – Obama Says Gulf Coast Seafood Safe to Eat
President Barack Obama sought to reassure nervous diners during his trip to the coastal town of Theodore, Alabama Monday that seafood from the Gulf of Mexico is as tasty and safe as it ever was, despite the ever expanding oil spill blanketing the area. Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Video: Oil Seeping Up from the Sea Bed. “There is Going to So Much Oil Out There” Continue reading →
(JohnDotyJr) – Oil Disaster Will Be End of Life As We Know It
This is it. It’s over. Get ready for the most insane year of your life. 5 years. 10 years. One day you will look back at your life right now and think about how easy it was, how innocent. We are on the cusp of total collapse, right at the precipice. Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – Obama Using Oil Spill To Push Nightmare Green Economy Agenda
The Obama administration is using the crisis in the Mexican Gulf to sell it’s nightmare agenda for a so called “green economy”, a push for initiatives that have, according to its own government, led directly to catastrophic economic failure in Spain. Read More Here
(ValdezLink) – Do you know the 10 Experimental Chemicals used during the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup? – Read More Here
(GoldSeek) – Has BP Tapped The Fires of Hell?
There is one crisis that greatly overshadows all of them: the seabed irruption in the Gulf of Mexico. We won’t even pretend any longer that there is a market “angle” to this story. In fact, the markets are a sides show, and politics a droll burlesque, in comparison to the geophysical dreadnought taking shape in the Gulf. Because it could eventually threaten all life on this planet, there may be no “investable issues” here. Read More Here
(ManticoreGroup) – Audio: SUNDAY NIGHT LATEST ON OIL SPILL
Here’s the newest Veritas Special Report (with James Fox). Recorded just an hour ago…
1. BP is now spraying dispersants at night and on top of populated areas.
2. BP is using Wackenhut as their security company to harass/threaten the media.
(Infowars) – Appearing on the Alex Jones Show earlier in the week, pastor Lindsey Williams said that gases — Hydrogen Sulfide, Benzene, Methylene Chloride, and other toxic gases — pose a greater risk to human health than the presence of oil washing up on Gulf of Mexico beaches. Williams said the EPA is not reporting on the amount of gases escaping from the BP oil gusher. However, the second video below suggests the EPA has released data on the amount of Hydrogen Sulfide and Benzene in the air in Louisiana. Video Link Here
(Bloomberg) – U.S. Gives BP 48 Hours to Boost Containment Capacity – Read More Here
(OpEdNews) – B.P, Halliburton and Transocean have unleashed Armageddon and now there is no stopping it
Senator Bill Nelson has told us how bad it is.
This is our worst nightmare. The oil industry has killed the Gulf of Mexico. Read More Here
(NannyStateLiberationFront) – Obama Issues Executive Order Mandating “Lifestyle Behavior Modification”
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is fond of saying, “You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.” Well, the Obama Administration certainly has not let the British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil rig crisis go to waste, using it as a smokescreen to silently assault and further diminish American citizens’ personal freedom. Read More Here
(KSL) – Massive cleanup effort underway after oil leak in Red Butte Canyon
A massive effort is underway to clean up the damage left behind when a Chevron pipeline leaked up to 21,000 gallons of oil into Salt Lake City waterways Saturday. Read More Here
SoCal Martial Law Alerts (SCMLA) has been in existence for a year and a half and this is our first MARTIAL LAW ALERT.
We have withheld putting out information on the Gulf oil spill for a variety of reasons, but there is now enough evidence for us to put together a fairly clear picture of what really happened, what may result and to warn people who live in the area.
(FemaleFaust) – BP’s Dispersants Are Used Already —- For GM Crops
Corexit EC9527A is 30-60% 2-Butoxyethanol by weight. 2-B ( I will use the abbreviation 2-B ) is a main ingredient in many fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides ( especially Roundup ), insecticides, fuels, fungicides, cosmetics & leather treatment , and oddly enough, it is commonly used for ” handling ” oil spills – Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Video: Frightening Assessment of BP Blowout on Ratigan Show
Simmons remarks that this is the biggest blowout in the “history of the world.” For a rig the size of an aircraft carrier it took 2 days to “melt it down”, he said. Continue reading →
See Also: (AlBlog) – Oil slaps Alabama coast; boat traffic shut down – Read More Here
Also: (WSFA) – Alabama National Guard helping oil spill claims filers – Read More Here
Is it possible British Petroleum is the law in Louisiana? Check out the man in the video below who insists he has the right to prevent the media from interviewing workers hired by BP to clean up its mess on the beach. BP says workers have permission to talk with the media, but it would seem after watching the video they are under instructions not to talk to the media if they want to keep their jobs in this jobless economy. Continue reading →
(WashingtonsBlog) – As I noted Tuesday, there is growing evidence that BP’s oil well – technically called the “well casing” or “well bore” – has suffered damage beneath the level of the sea floor.
The evidence is growing stronger and stronger that there is substantial damage beneath the sea floor. Indeed, it appears that BP officials themselves have admitted to such damage. This has enormous impacts on both the amount of oil leaking into the Gulf, and the prospects for quickly stopping the leak this summer.
(GlobalResearch) – Defending America covertly has become an ongoing theme for one more TV series. Salute the flag and praise NBC (GE) for its latest effort to persuade the population to accept the kind of secret operations that now drive the war in Afghanistan. Their latest show is called “Covert Affairs” and airs on the patriotically named USA Network.
This fiction is based on faction, glamorizing the work of our unaccountable CIA at home and at war with Piper Perabo who has been promoted from dancing barmaid in Coyote Ugly into a CIA trainee “who is suddenly thrust into the inner sanctum of the agency after being promoted to field operative.”
The dumbed down formula is tried and true , showcasing what TV pros call “the three S’s:” Sex, Spies, and Sensationalism. Continue reading →
(UCAR) – Ocean currents likely to carry oil along Atlantic coast – Read More Here
(NewsHerald) – Pensacola closes marina as oil breaches bay – Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – From the Ground: BP Censoring Media, Destroying Evidence – Read More Here
(MarketOrcale) – BP Oil Disaster Could Hit Europe Via the Powerful Gulf Stream Current – Read More Here
(TPM) – Boehner: Government–i.e. Taxpayers–Should Help Pay For Oil Spill – Read More Here
(RawStory) – Human rights group: BP discouraging crews from using respirators
BP’s logic seems to be that if the oil cleanup doesn’t look dangerous then it must not be. The oil company has told workers not to wear respirators because it’s bad for public relations, according to one human rights group. Read More Here
(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – Governor: National Guard staging for “effort to evacuate” communities impacted by oil spill – Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Video: Black Waves Hitting The Beach
A short video of new, heavy oil hitting the state beach on Grand Isle. The number of oiled birds is on the rise, and Bottle-nosed Dolphins are swimming through the oil View Video Here
(BeforeItsNews) – Red Alert! “Rumor Possible” Troops ‘Invade’ Grand Isle Louisiana – First Step in Coastal Evacuation? – Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – John Boehner Shows His True Colors: American People Will Pay for BP Clean-up
House Minority leader and corporate bankster stooge John Boehner said he thinks taxpayers should help pick up the tab for the clean up. “I think the people responsible in the oil spill — BP and the federal government — should take full responsibility for what’s happening there,” Boehner said at his weekly press conference, according to TPM Muckraker (emphasis added). Read More Here
(Rense) – Vatican Official Tied To BP, Goldman Sachs
‘News unfolding from the oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico has linked media censorship to investment bankers at Goldman Sachs (GS) stewarding the Vatican’s wealth, and increasing evidence that the explosion was intended. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Why Did The U.S. Refuse International Help on The Gulf Oil Spill? – Read More Here
(Rense) – Oil Volcano Pressure Too Strong For Containment
It has been estimated by experts that the pressure which blows the oil into the Gulf waters is estimated to be between 20,000 and 70,000 PSI (pounds per square inch). Impossible to control.
What US Scientists Are Forbidden To Tell The Public About The Gulf
What you are about to read, is what the scientists in the United States are not allowed to tell you in great fear of the Obama administration. Read More Here
(Rense) – Gulf Oil Blowout ‘Could Go Years’ If Not Dealt With – F. William Engdahl
(Rense) – Toxic Gas Concentrations Said Coming From The Blowout
Note – These figures and this information remains unconfirmed but comes from several different sources and is worth considering. It is hoped that independent citizens will gather air samples and send them to labs…probably foreign labs are best…to get them analyzed.
Toxic and carcinogenic gasses being released from the BP wellhead area into the gulf and into the atmosphere: Read More Here
(Telegraph) – The Gulf of Mexico spill is releasing twice as much oil as initially estimated, it was disclosed today, as David Cameron refused to bow to City demands to defend BP.
Latest estimates indicated that the oil’s flow could exceed 40,000 barrels a day – some 1.68 million gallons.
Experts accused BP of making a “fatal miscalculation” in failing to realise the extent of the leak earlier on, saying that inaccurate calculations had prevented them from getting to grips with the problem.
The news threatens to further destabilise BP’s share price, which has dived in response to Barack Obama’s “aggressive” rhetoric against the company.
BP’s chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg has been called to the White House for an emergency meeting next week, as the transatlantic row sparked by the spill continues to escalate. Fulll article here
(NaturalNews) – After weeks of silence on the issue, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally decided to go public with the list of ingredients used to manufacture Corexit, the chemical dispersant used by BP in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. There are two things about this announcement that deserve our attention: First, the ingredients that have been disclosed are extremely toxic, and second, why did the EPA protect the oil industry’s “trade secrets” for so long by refusing to disclose these ingredients until now? Continue reading →
(LATimes) – In case you were tempted to buy the faux Washington outrage at BP and its gulf oil spill in recent days, here’s a story that reveals a little-known corporate political connection and the quiet way the inner political circles intersect, protect and care for one another in the nation’s capital. And Chicago.
We already knew that BP and its folks were significant contributors to the record $750-million war chest of Barack Obama’s 2007-08 campaign.
Now, we learn the details of a connection of Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayoral wannabe, current Obama chief of staff, ex-representative, ex-Clinton money man and ex-Windy City political machine go-fer.
Shortly after Obama’s happy inaugural, eyebrows rose slightly upon word that, as a House member, Emanuel had lived the last five years rent-free in a D.C. apartment of Democratic colleague Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and her husband, Stanley Greenberg. Read entire article
(WashingtonsBlog) – Janine Wedel has written extensively on how the “shadow elite” rule the world and about the “flexians” – the movers and shakers of the shadow elite who glide across borders, and structure overlapping (and not fully revealed) roles in government, business, media, and think tanks to serve their own agendas.
Wedel says that flexians wear many hats both within and outside of government, and use their networks of contacts to influence policy – are warping our democracy and the rule of law. Continue reading →
(NYTimes) – Scientist Awed by Size, Density of Undersea Oil Plume in Gulf
Vast underwater concentrations of oil sprawling for miles in the Gulf of Mexico from the damaged, crude-belching BP PLC well are unprecedented in “human history” and threaten to wreak havoc on marine life, a team of scientists said today, a finding confirmed for the first time by federal officials. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – The Gulf Spill Continues: Is Obama Powerless Against BP? – Shamus Cooke – Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Video: Has the Oil Spill Created a ‘Doomsday Effect’ for the Gulf? – Keith Olbermann
June 8: Oil and gas expert Robert Cavnar talks about the possibility of an “underground blowout” occurring beneath the ocean as a result of the oil spill. – Video Link Here
(OpenUrEyes) – Video: Massive Media Blackout in Gulf Oil Spill
According to documentary film maker, James Fox, reporting from Louisiana, there is a massive media black out being perpetrated in the Gulf of Mexico BP Oil spill. While that much may have seemed obvious to many, James says that people with cameras are being threatened with arrest, and locals are seriously afraid to talk. The place is swarming with both government officials and corporate officials, and by the sounds of this interview it’s a pretty scary situation.
James Fox is a filmmaker that specializes in UFO documentaries. One of his films aired last fall on the History Channel. – Video Link Here
(ThomasPainesCorner) – Yes, Obama Is ‘Engaged’ – in a Colossal Crime
In a rational polity, the great abomination to Earth and Man in the Gulf would spell the end of the Obama presidency. We are witnessing cataclysm on a geological scale, an event with the potential to alter planetary destiny, precipitated not by the three hundred million year arc of wayward comets or the incremental slide of continent-molding tectonic plates, but by the routine exercise of corporate power in the United States. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – BP buys top Google search result for ‘oil spill’
The oil company, which is under fire over its role in one of the worst ecological disasters in US history, has purchased the news results in an attempt to stem the tide of criticism on internet sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
A search for the term “oil spill” on Tuesday night brought up a link to BP’s website with the tagline: “Learn more about how BP is helping.” Read More Here
(CNBC) – BP Not A Public Company By End Of Summer?
A widely regarded authority in the energy sector tells Fast Money, ““I don’t think BP [BP 30.89 -3.7875 (-10.92%) ] will last as a company for more than a matter of months.”
You read that right – not a a public company by end of summer. Read More Here
(Katu) – Photo gallery: Ripple effects of the BP oil spill – View Pics Here
(LondonTelegraph) – There’s nothing greens love more than a nice, juicy oil-spill disaster – James Delingpole
If anything is going to cause more long-term damage to the planet than the gallons of oil being spewed out by the Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster, it’s the toxic clouds of posturing cant and alarmist drivel billowing forth daily from environmentalists. Most especially from their cheerleader in the White House, Barack Obama. Read More Here
(Times) – BP accused of judge-shopping for seeking Republican judge to handle lawsuits
BP has been accused of “judge shopping” after pushing for a specific judge in Houston, Texas — the centre of America’s oil and gas industry — to handle the lawsuits against it. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Video: Attorney – Deepwater Horizon Managers Knew About Oil Rig Problem Before Explosion
Top Houston attorney Tony Buzbee says he has new evidence which indicates that Deepwater Horizon’s managers knew that the BP oil rig had major problems before its explosion on April 20, citing the eyewitness account of a crew member who rescued burning workers on the rig of a conversation between Deepwater Horizon installation manager Jimmy Harrell and someone in Houston. According to the witness, Harrell was screaming, “Are you fucking happy? Are you fucking happy? The rig’s on fire! I told you this was gonna happen.” Continue reading →
(AP) – More than half of the federal judges in districts where the bulk of Gulf oil spill-related lawsuits are pending have financial connections to the oil and gas industry, complicating the task of finding judges without conflicts to hear the cases, an Associated Press analysis of judicial financial disclosure reports shows.
Thirty-seven of the 64 active or senior judges in key Gulf Coast districts in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida have links to oil, gas and related energy industries, including some who own stocks or bonds in BP PLC, Halliburton or Transocean — and others who regularly list receiving royalties from oil and gas production wells, according to the reports judges must file each year. The AP reviewed 2008 disclosure forms, the most recent available. Read More Here
See Also: (Globe&Mail) – How the gushing oil in the Gulf will ripple around the world – Read More Here
Also: (Telegraph) – BP chief Tony Hayward sold shares weeks before oil spill – Read More Here
Also: (Gas2) – Societal Collapse Due to Peak Oil ‘Inevitable,’ According to Researcher – Read More Here
(Infowars) – The Obama Administration, in keeping with Rahm Emmanuel’s philosophy of “never letting a serious crisis go to waste” is using the BP oil calamity to its advantage. In order to understand the scope of the problem, we must begin by looking at a brief history of BP and how deeply energy markets affect politics. Last week, Obama pretended to accept responsibility for the oil spill, but then ridiculously claimed that he didn’t know that the ties of corruption between the oil companies and politicians would extend past Bush’s administration into his time in office.(1) This is completely absurd, given the long history of oil and energy corruption in America. Continue reading →
(Infowars) – June 3 – Video: Goldman Sachs Dumps 44% of it’s BP Stock Weeks before Oil Rig Disaster!!!
Want Proof? HERE IT IS… http://moneycentral.msn.com/ownership… This is a list of the institutional owners of BP stock. This is NOT private owners. There are 350 million shares of BP. Financial Institutions own roughly 40% of BP. Goldman Sachs (on March 31st) owned 6 million shares…after it sold 4.7 Million shares. WHAT DID THEY KNOW? Video Link Here
(Infowars) – LOST at Sea: Enormous Exaggeration of Oil Plume Set to Enrich World Bankers
The latest revelations in the British Petroleum gulf drilling disaster indicate that international banking firm Goldman Sachs sold over 4.68 million shares of British Petroleum stock just two days prior to the explosion of the British Petroleum drilling platform. This sell-off of petroleum stock is now recognized as the largest single liquidation of petroleum stocks in the history of modern markets. With this liquidation taking place just 48 hours prior to the gulf explosion which now looms as America’s worst ever ecological disaster, any intelligent mind must ask these questions, “Was this sell-off an act of insider trading? Did someone at Goldman Sachs have foreknowledge of this disaster? Could the disaster have been man-made? If so, who would be the ultimate beneficiary of this event?” Read More Here
(TheComingDepression) – OIL Slick Catastrophe In Photos
A short entry – AP Photographer Charlie Riedel just filed the following images of seabirds caught in the oil slick on a beach on Louisiana’s East Grand Terre Island. As BP engineers continue their efforts to cap the underwater flow of oil, landfall is becoming more frequent, and the effects more evident. (8 photos total) – View Pics Here
(NYDaily) – Dying, dead marine wildlife paint dark, morbid picture of Gulf Coast following oil spill
“The things I’ve seen: They just aren’t right. All the life out here is just full of oil. I’m going to show you what BP never showed the President.” – Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – BP Oil Leak May Last Until Christmas in Worst Case Scenario – Read More Here
(Business&MediaInstitute) – Washington Post Exposes BP ties to Eco-Groups, Other Media Ignore Controversy
British Petroleum’s (BP) reputation has been marred by the April oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill which is still gushing more than 40 days later. But according to The Washington Post, the reputation of some left-wing environmental groups has also been polluted by the incident. Read More Here
(NYDaily) – Sickness, lawsuits surge as BP workers fall ill while cleaning up Gulf oil spill
They were hired to help save the gulf. Now sick fishermen say they need saving.
Workers hired by the oil giant BP as cleanup help have been hospitalized in increasing numbers with high blood pressure, nausea and pounding headaches. Read More Here
(RawStory) – Physics professor: Oil leak could last for years
If this seventh attempt fails, the next option will be to wait on one of two relief wells to intercept and block the original well. This is considered the best hope for permanently stopping the flow, but those wells won’t be in place until August at the soonest. Some predict that it could take until Christmas.
But Kaku thinks that even those predictions could be too optimistic. Read More Here
(MikeRuppert) – DEEPWATER HORIZON WILL BE THE END OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The Obama Administration today opened a criminal investigation into all the events before, during and since the April 20th explosion that triggered the largest environmental catastrophe in human history. (If it’s not now, it will be.) — This investigation is going to end badly for everybody. Read More Here
(RawStory) – Video: Stewart to Obama – ‘Get back to the motherf**king spill’
President Barack Obama finally made it to the Gulf coast to see effects of the BP oil leak Friday but that wasn’t soon enough for Jon Stewart. The Daily Show host returned from a two-week vacation and blasted the president and the oil company for failing to plug the leak while he was away. View More Here
(Fungi) – PAUL STAMETS’ STATEMENT ON MYCOREMEDIATION AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO OIL SPILLS
While we will need a wide array of efforts to address this complex problem, mycoremediation is a valuable component in our toolset of solutions. Mycoremediation has demonstrated positive results, verified by scientists in many countries. However, there is more oil spilled than there is currently mycelium available. Much more mycelium is needed and, fortunately, we know how to generate it.
Here is what we know about mycoremediation, based on tests conducted by myself, my colleagues and other researchers who have published their results. (See attached references.) Read More Here
(TedTalks) – Video: Paul Stamets – 6 ways mushrooms can save the world
Mycologist Paul Stamets studies the mycelium — and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the world. Continue reading →
See Also: (CNN) – Obama to use Gulf oil spill for energy agenda push – Read More Here
Also: (CNN) – Video: Filmmaker Spike Lee States the Obvious: BP in Cahoots with Government – View Video Here
(EconomicCollapseBlog) – It is incredibly hard to put into words the absolute horror that is happening in the Gulf of Mexico right now. The millions of gallons of oil that have gushed into the Gulf of Mexico and BP’s efforts to fight the massive leak are turning the Gulf into a lifeless toxic stew of oil and chemicals. The damage caused to wildlife in the Gulf by this spill will be incalculable. Entire species are at risk of being wiped out. Scientists are telling us that the primary dispersant being used by BP ruptures red blood cells and causes fish to bleed. Continue reading →
(Buzzflash) – If you were to draw an oily line from the first exploitation of oil in the Middle East by the British in 1901 (they were in the process of converting their then world dominating naval fleet from coal to oil and were in desperate need of it) to the overthrow of the secular democratic leader in Iran, Mohammed Mossadeq, in 1953, to the Iraq War, to the criminal environmental catastrophe in the Gulf, BP would have been there. Continue reading →
See Also: (Guardian) – BP clashes with scientists over deep sea oil pollution –Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – The Health Ranger interviews beach vendors on the Gulf Coast who talk about the devastating economic impact of the BP oil spill affecting Louisiana, Mississippi and other states. Continue reading →
See Also:(ComingDepression) – BP Oil spill covered up; will Florida evacuate? –Read More Here
Also: (Ind) – Oil spill creates huge undersea ‘dead zones’ –Read More Here
(AP) – Independent scientists and government officials say there’s a disaster we can’t see in the Gulf of Mexico’s mysterious depths, the ruin of a world inhabited by enormous sperm whales and tiny, invisible plankton.
Researchers have said they have found at least two massive underwater plumes of what appears to be oil, each hundreds of feet deep and stretching for miles. Yet the chief executive of BP PLC — which has for weeks downplayed everything from the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf to the environmental impact — said there is “no evidence” that huge amounts of oil are suspended undersea. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – Today, I spent my time interviewing people on the Gulf Coast from Mississippi to Louisiana. Several of those interviews were conducted on camera, and you’ll be seeing those videos as early as tomorrow here on NaturalNews.
Interestingly, it turns out that a lot of the people living on the Gulf Coast have a history of working with oil companies — and even on oil rigs. I spoke to several people who have a work history with BP, and two of them told me they are certain that British Petroleum is NOT trying to stop the oil coming out of the well. What they are trying to do, I was told, is SAVE the oil well so that they can capture the oil and sell it. Continue reading →
This is really the bottom line. We have an event in the Gulf which has now stretched on for more than 5 weeks which is emptying toxins into the ocean and the atmosphere at a cataclysmic rate. In looking at the problem I am trying to anticipate its likely effects and consequences.
Looking at the Gulf Oil catastrophe how does that affect the planetary system? Our oceans have been called the cradle of life and much of life on earth remains dependent on those oceans. If you disrupt the ocean system you disrupt, indirectly, life everywhere. The gushers have not yet been stoppered and there is currently no realistic prospect that they will be anytime soon. Read More Here
(DemocracyNow) – Video: Renowned Marine Biologist Carl Safina on the BP Oil Spill’s Ecological Impact on the Gulf Coast and Worldwide
As we continue our discussion on the BP oil spill, we turn to its long-term ecological impact. Carl Safina, the founding president of Blue Ocean Institute, warns the ecological fallout from the spill may be felt across much of the world. Video Link Here
(Muckety) – BP collects billions in U.S. government contracts – Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – BP Commands Government to Strangle Off Media Coverage of Oil Gusher
On Saturday, the Associated Press reported that the government is strangling off access to areas of the Gulf of Mexico impacted by what is now admitted to be the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
“The Associated Press, CBS and others have reported coverage problems because of the restrictions, which officials say are needed to protect wildlife and ensure safe air traffic,” the AP reported. “A CBS news story said one of its reporting teams was threatened with arrest by the Coast Guard and turned back from an oiled beach at the mouth of the Mississippi River.” Officials said the denial of access was under “BP rules.” Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – BP top kill method fails as cleanup workers are hospitalized from vapors
BP officials have announced today that the “top kill” effort to stop the Gulf oil leak has failed. Unanticipated problems doomed the project, which involved trying to pump tens of thousands of gallons of mud, shredded rubber tires and other “junk” into the hole to try to halt the outflow of oil. Read More Here
(EnviroWonk) – 10 Largest Oil Spills (The Valdez Doesn’t Make the List)
The Exxon Valdez, the tanker responsible for the worst oil spill in American history, has come back into the news this week, as the Supreme Court finally decides the price that Exxon will pay for ruining the fishing industry in Alaska. But it will likely surprise you to know that the Valdez spill was actually only the 34th largest oil spill in history. Read More Here
(IPSNews) – More Deepwater Disasters on the Horizon?
Despite a federal moratorium on offshore oil drilling, new permits and controversial environmental waivers for oil rigs continue to be granted, sparking criticism from policymakers and environmentalists. Read More Here
(WSWS) – More revelations point to criminality of BP, Transocean
New revelations continue to emerge demonstrating the criminal negligence of BP and rig owner and operator Transocean in the lead-up to the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon. Read More Here
(Reuters) – BP fails to plug oil well with ‘top kill’
BP Plc (BP.L) said on Saturday the complex “top kill” maneuver to plug its Gulf of Mexico oil well has failed, crushing hopes for a quick end to the largest oil spill in U.S. history already in its 40th day. Read More Here
(RawStory) – Energy expert: Nuking oil leak ‘only thing we can do’
As the latest effort to plug the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico meets with failure, the idea of nuking the immediate area to seal the oil underground is gaining steam among some energy experts and researchers. Read More Here
See Also: (ATS) – *UPDATE* BP has NEVER shown us the main leak! Until now… – View More Here
Also: (KurtNimmo) – Obama’s Fairy Tale: Feds in Charge of Oil Disaster Response – Read More Here
(AlterNet) – It’s been 37 days since BP’s offshore oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, crude oil has been hemorrhaging into ocean waters and wreaking unknown havoc on our ecosystem — unknown because there is no accurate estimate of how many barrels of oil are contaminating the Gulf.
Though BP officially admits to only a few thousand barrels spilled each day, expert estimates peg the damage at 60,000 barrels or over 2.5 million gallons daily. (Perhaps we’d know more if BP hadn’t barred independent engineers from inspecting the breach.) Measures to quell the gusher have proved lackluster at best, and unlike the country’s last big oil spill — Exxon-Valdez in 1989 — the oil is coming from the ground, not a tanker, so we have no idea how much more oil could continue to pollute the Gulf’s waters. Continue reading →
(WSWS) – White House Admits BP Disaster Worst Spill in US History
After downplaying for weeks the significance of the Gulf Coast oil spill, the White House admitted on Monday that the Deepwater Horizon disaster constitutes the worst oil spill in US history. The admission from the White House comes as the Obama administration continues to insist that the response to the oil spill remain in the hands of BP. Read More Here
(TomDispatch) – BPing the Arctic? Will Obama Allow Shell Oil to Do to Arctic Waters What BP Did to the Gulf?
Bear with me. I’ll get to the oil. But first you have to understand where I’ve been and where you undoubtedly won’t go, but Shell’s drilling rigs surely will — unless someone stops them. Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (Politico) – Obama biggest recipient of BP cash
While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years. Read More Here
(Cryptogon) – Transocean Will Make $270 Million from Insurance Payout on Destroyed Oil Rig
The rig that blew up was over-insured by $270 million. Fascinating coincidence!
Hmm. Did BP hold dead peasant insurance on the rig workers who died? Read More Here
(Cryptogon) – Civil Fine in Gulf Spill Could be $4,300 a Barrel
A clause buried deep in the U.S. Clean Water Act may expose BP and others to civil fines that aren’t limited to any finite cap — unlike a $75 million limit on compensation for economic damages. The Act allows the government to seek civil penalties in court for every drop of oil that spills into U.S. navigable waters, including the area of BP’s leaking well. Read More Here
(SkyTruth) – BP / Gulf Oil Spill – 39 Million Gallons And Growing
The MODIS / Terra satellite image of the Gulf taken yesterday (May 24, 2010) is a relatively cloud-free look at the ongoing oil spill in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Areas covered by oil slick and sheen are marked with a solid orange line. View Image Here
(BP) – Live feeds from remotely operated vehicles (ROV) – Live Feed Here
(BusinessInsider) – Based On The BP Live Cam, It Looks Like The Leak Just Got A LOT Worse
Blogger Monkeyfister has been watching the BP Live Cam all week and commenting on strange disruptions and gas explosions.
His account suggests the situation is worse than BP is letting on, and it’s deteriorating: Read More Here
(Rense) – BP = “Benzene Pullutants” – A Short Benzene Toxicity Primer – How to Stay Healthy – A. True Ott, PhD
What is unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico is truly a nightmare of epic proportions. Untold millions (if not billions) of gallons of raw crude oil, mixed with natural gas has been spewing (not spilling) into the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico for over a month. All efforts to plug the massive leak have ended in abject failure. Sadly, the “mainstream media”is failing to accurately report the substantial health risks the massive oil geyser is posing to all coastal residents.
Raw crude oil is naturally loaded with a petrochemical called benzene. Unfortunately, several regulatory agencies (e.g., the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], and the International Agency for Research on Cancer) classify benzene as a confirmed human carcinogen (CHC). In other words, benzene causes cancer and other chronic disease states.1 This paper will review the dangers of benzene exposure, and offer solutions to help detoxify the body following exposure –either via the air, or by sea water, or rain and precipitation in contact with the skin. Read More Here
(CNN) – Video: Anderson Cooper – Clean Up Effort Only Seems To Be Going On When The Cameras Are Rolling!!! – Continue reading →
(CNN) – BP had three indications of trouble aboard the doomed drill rig Deepwater Horizon in the hour before the April 20 explosion that sank the offshore platform, congressional investigators reported Tuesday.
Witnesses reported the well was spurting liquid and pressure tests indicated “a very large abnormality” was occurring aboard the rig, according to a memo released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday afternoon.
The memo summarizes preliminary findings of BP’s own investigation into the disaster, which left 11 workers dead and uncapped an undersea gusher that has spewed crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for a month.
The well unexpectedly spouted fluid three times in the 51 minutes before the explosion and pressure on the drill pipe “unexpectedly increased” before the blast, the memo states. In addition, BP’s investigation “raised concerns about the maintenance history, modification, inspection, and testing” of blowout preventer, a critical piece of equipment that has failed to shut down the well. – Source: CNN
(NaturalNews) – The Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe, now in its 35th day, has struck land, coating tourist beaches, marshes and shorelines with a greasy black filth that metaphorically represents the corporate greed that now dominates the U.S. economy. We are all awash in the dark slime of corporations gone bad, and now we’re paying the price for allowing these companies to dominate our media, our government and our entire economy.
You might think government regulators could have prevented all this, but that’s hardly the case. This disaster isn’t merely about a government regulation failure; it’s about what happens when you let corporations rule Washington. Continue reading →
(OpEdNews) – The Department of Justice and congressional committees should open a preliminary inquiry about whether BP committed perjury in testimony before Congress. All video of the spill should be released publicly. Subpoenas should be issued for any information from within BP about its private estimates of the size of the spill and the dangers of the dispersants. Key BP personnel should be formally interviewed by investigators.
(ABC) – Video: Scuba Diver Describes Oil Spill From Underwater – Video Link Here
(RawStory) – US has approved 19 environmental drilling waivers since oil spill – Read More Here
(FDL) – Awful News From The Gulf: Explosions Collapse Seafloor At Deepwater Horizon Well Head
A series of explosions appears to have collapsed the seafloor and blown up the BOP at the well head. Oil and gas are billowing out of a depression in the seafloor where the BOP used to be at an exponentially greater rate than anything seen before. Read More Here
(ChannelNewsAsia) – BP launches PR fightback over oil spill
Under-fire oil giant BP launched a public relations fightback on Monday over the Gulf of Mexico rig spill, pledging up to 500 million dollars to study the impact and taking out major newspaper ads. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Oil Tax Increase By Congress Would Fund Federal Cleanup, Response To Oil Spills
Responding to the massive BP oil spill, Congress is getting ready to quadruple – to 32 cents a barrel – a tax on oil used to help finance cleanups. The increase would raise nearly $11 billion over the next decade. Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Wetlands cleanup may be impossible
“Just the compaction of humanity bringing equipment in, walking on them, will kill them,” said David White, a wetlands ecologist from Loyola University in New Orleans. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – The government failed to properly ensure that BP used adequate safety measures, BP and their contractors were criminally negligent for the oil spill, and BP has tried to cover up the problem. See this.