Huge Number of Disaster Drills Held Throughout America

(HollyDeyo) – From terrorist attacks and hurricane evacuations to submarine base and nuclear power plant mishaps; bomb blasts, plane crashes, dirty bombs, hazmat spills, earthquakes, medical disasters and train derailments, America is on high alert. Over the past several weeks to the present, more than 35 major disaster drills are taking place throughout America. It makes one wonder what’s prompting all of these emergency exercises and planning venues. Was it confusion over Gov. Palin’s oft-quoted “drill, baby, drill?” No, it’s recognition that the Feds are leaving ordinary citizens to fend for themselves. States aren’t happy about this

Proof? No one has been more vociferous than Gov. Jindal pleading, imploring for help for Louisiana. Obama’s ears appear to be stuffed with cotton for all the good it’s done. For weeks now, pleas for practical assistance have gone unanswered. Continue reading

Video: BP Beach Boss Says He Has Authority to Keep Media Off Public Land

See Also: (AlBlog) – Oil slaps Alabama coast; boat traffic shut downRead More Here

Also: (WSFA) – Alabama National Guard helping oil spill claims filersRead 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

BP Oil Volcano’s

(RawStory) – CEO: BP will make good on $10 billion in profit payouts to shareholders, despite spill – Read More Here

(Time) – BP Among the Companies Vying for Iraq’s Oil – Read More Here

(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

Video: How Bad Can the Spill Get? – Video Link Here

Video: Awesome Video Timeline Of Obama’s Daily Response To BP Oil Spill (White House Won’t Like This Clip) Continue reading

Video: BP Economic Catastrophe on the Gulf Coast – Mike Adams

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

Is BP trying to cap the Gulf oil well, or keep it flowing? (opinion) – Mike Adams

(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

Oil News

Video: Wayne Madsen Reports BP Orders Press Away from Gulf via Janet Napolitano on Alex Jones Tv

Alex talks with investigative journalist Wayne Madsen about Obama administration corruption and the BP Gulf oil scandal. Part 1Part 2Part 3

(Truthout) – How Bush’s DOJ Killed a Criminal Probe Into BP That Threatened to Net Top Officials

Mention the name of the corporation BP to Scott West and two words immediately come to mind: Beyond Prosecution. Read More Here

(Null&Void) – Toxins Developed By Exxon Used To Extenuate Effects of Gulf Oil Spill

As of May 10th, over 250,000 gallons of COREXIT 9500A, a chemical known as a ‘dispersant,’ – designed to break down substances like oil into smaller, less visible particles – has been dumped into the ocean at the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

According to a fact sheet released by the Food & Water Watch group, while dispersants like COREXIT 9500A may break down surface oil particles easing the eye and minimizing contact with oil for a select few animals, they actually encourage oil exposure deeper in the water column to various marine life, including fish, oysters, and eggs – many organisms sold as food commodity around the world. Read More Here

(CBS) – Video: Oil Strikes Louisiana, Residents Outraged – View Video Here

(NASA) – Video: Gulf oil slick satellite image timeline – View Video Here

(FireDogLake) – Putting A Lid on the Truth: Underwater Oil Plumes. The Oil Spill is far worse than the Surface Slick would suggest – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Gulf Oil Disaster: A Transatlantic Pollution Catastrophe Looms – Finian Cunningham – Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Just Like 9/11? Oil Spill Responders Are Getting Sick … But Are Being Told They Don’t Need Any Safety Gear – Read More Here

(INNWR) – Gulf oil spill leak now pegged at 95,000 barrels a day – Read More Here

(Chron) – Florida State scientist: NOAA ignores spill findings – Read More Here

(TheLedger) – As Oil Begins Clogging Marshes, BP Admits Leak Bigger Than It Said

“This is the heavy oil that everyone’s been fearing that is here now,” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says. Read More Here

(WRH) – Gulf Oil Image – View Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Gulf Oil Spill: Government Remains Blind To Underwater Oil Hazard – Read More Here

(SOTT) – Nightmare scene as oil smothers Louisiana wetlands – Read More Here

(WDSU) – Video: Fishermen sick from clean-up work in gulf

Gary Burris, a fisherman in coastal Louisiana, has become severely ill from inhaling fumes during response work following the Deepwater Horizon disaster and claims many more have become sick but hesitate to come forward for fear of losing their only remaining source of revenue. Continue reading

Air tests from the Louisiana coast reveal human health threats from the oil disaster

(SouthernStudies) – The media coverage of the BP oil disaster to date has focused largely on the threats to wildlife, but the latest evaluation of air monitoring data shows a serious threat to human health from airborne chemicals emitted by the ongoing deepwater gusher.

Today the Louisiana Environmental Action Network released its analysis of air monitoring test results by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA’s air testing data comes from Venice, a coastal community 75 miles south of New Orleans in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish.

The findings show that levels of airborne chemicals have far exceeded state standards and what’s considered safe for human exposure. Continue reading

8 Long Term Economic and Environmental Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill

See Also: (NationalGeographic) – Gulf Oil Leaks Could Gush for Years – “We don’t have any idea how to stop this,” expert says. – Read More Here

(EconomicCollapse) – As oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico at a staggering rate, many are now starting to realize that the pain from this oil spill will be felt not just for months or years – but for decades.  At least 4.2 million gallons of oil (and some estimates put the total at far higher than that) are already in the Gulf of Mexico causing untold damage to the ecologically fragile Louisiana coast.  The oil has already made contact with the Chandeleur Islands off of the coast of Louisiana, and over the next few days more areas are expected to see oil come ashore.  But just because this disaster is unfolding in slow-motion does not mean that this is not going to be a complete and utter tragedy for the Gulf Coast region.  In fact, many of those living along the Gulf Coast now fear that this oil spill is going to do far more damage to the region than Hurricane Katrina did.  And after Hurricane Katrina and everything else that folks living down there have been through over the past several years, the thought of weathering another massive tragedy is almost too much. Continue reading

MSM: When the Oil Hits Land – 3 Bad-to-Worse Scenarios

(AOLNews) – As you read this, the sweet crude from the gulf oil spill that is engulfing the Chandeleur Islands, the crescent chain of mangroves and sand providing the last flimsy barrier protecting southeast Louisiana from the sea, will be moving relentlessly beyond them toward the mainland.

The slick is expected to get there later this week, according to federal forecasters. Should those projections hold, the world will then get an answer to a grim question: Just how severe will the damage be? Continue reading

Louisiana lawmakers: BP can’t handle Gulf oil spill cleanup anymore

(ChristianScienceMonitor) – The three week-old environmental crisis took on new urgency last weekend as oil moved west of the Mississippi River and threatened Barataria, Terrebonne, and Atchafalaya bays, as well as the wetlands of Jefferson, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes – among the state’s most fertile fisheries. Read More Here

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(Guardian) – White House aims to use Deepwater disaster to win votes for US climate bill

Senators are set to take a last run at producing a climate and energy law tomorrow, betting on the spectre of environmental disaster raised by the BP oil spill to build support for a comprehensive overhaul of America’s energy strategy. Read More Here

(Examiner) – Toxic chemicals used in BP oil spill cleanup, oil to remain flowing through Gulf

In spite of responsive cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico after last month’s oil rig explosion and spill, officials from British Petroleum (BP) announced Wednesday, May 12 that oil flow will resume as soon as leaks are stopped. Read More Here

(AP) – What went wrong at oil rig? A lot, probers find

New disclosures Wednesday revealed a complex cascade of deep-sea equipment failures and procedural problems in the oil rig explosion and massive spill that is still fouling the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and threatening industries and wildlife near the coast and on shore. Read More Here

(WSWS) – US Senate begins oil spill cover-up – Read More Here

(DemocracyNow) – Video: As Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Spreads, BP, Halliburton and Transocean Executives Deflect Blame for Spill at Senate Hearings – Video Link Here

(ComonDreams) – Moving Our Nation Beyond Petroleum – Read More Here

(Boston) – Disaster unfolds slowly in the Gulf of Mexico – Read More Here

MSM: Gulf oil spill spreads west toward Texas

(Reuters) – BP Plc engineers desperately explored options on Sunday to control oil gushing from a ruptured well deep under the Gulf of Mexico after a setback with a huge undersea containment dome fueled fears of a prolonged and growing environmental disaster. Continue reading

BP Oil Spill

(WSWS) – The Gulf oil spill: An American Chernobyl

With each passing day, the scale of the disaster unleashed by the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico increases. Somewhere between 5,000 (the official estimate) and 25,000 (the estimate of some scientists) barrels of oil is surging into the Gulf every day. Before it is over, millions, if not tens of millions of gallons of oil will be washed up on America’s wetlands and shorelines. Read More Here

(AP) – Another week at least of unabated Gulf oil geyser

Another week of oil pouring from the seafloor. That is the best-case scenario for the Gulf Coast, where dead sea turtles washed ashore and a massive rust-colored slick continued to swell from an uncontrolled gusher spewing into the water. Read More Here

(WSWS) – BP oil spill threatens environmental catastrophe on US Gulf Coast

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is turning into one of the worst environmental disasters in US history, likely devastating local economies throughout the region and potentially the East Coast of the United States. Efforts to contain the spill have so far been ineffective, hindered by poor weather, while capping the leak at its source could take months. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Video: Heck-of-a-Job-Brownie Plays HARDBALL – Continue reading

Oil Spill

(RawStory) – BP CEO: ‘It wasn’t our accident’ but we’ll clean spill; Liability waivers were ‘misstep’ – Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – BP warned of rig fault ten years ago

BP faces fresh questions over the cause of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill after it emerged that problems with the type of equipment that led to the disaster were first reported a decade ago. Read More Here

(AL) – Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

A single fire boom being towed by two boats can burn up to 1,800 barrels of oil an hour, Bohleber said. That translates to 75,000 gallons an hour, raising the possibility that the spill could have been contained at the accident scene 100 miles from shore. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Oceanographer “Cannot Think Of Any Scenario Where The Oil Doesn’t Eventually Reach The Florida Keys”

As I explained in detail yesterday, the oil spill may be carried by the “loop current” to Florida:
How could the oil get all the way from Louisiana to Florida, where the Gulf Stream flows?
As Discovery explains: Read More Here

(PressTV) – Iran offers to help contain US oil spill

The National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) has offered to assist the US in efforts to prevent an ecological disaster caused by the spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More Here

(CBSNews) – Gulf Oil Slick Just Miles From Louisiana Coast Line

With shifting winds, hope is fading as the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is about to reach Louisiana’s coast. As Mark Strassmann tells us, many are preparing for the worst. Continue reading

Gulf of Mexico oil spill shows disastrous legacy of Halliburton and the real cost of the oil era – Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) – Oil is a dirty business. It’s not just the politics of oil, which are dirty enough by themselves — it’s also the environmental toll of the substance. Even when used correctly, its chemical byproducts cause air pollution and release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. But the real mess comes when things go terribly wrong — much like what happened recently when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank to the ocean floor off the coast of Louisiana. This set in motion a chain of disastrous events that are only now beginning to unfold. Continue reading

Oil Spill

(MarkLevin) – Mark Levin Has a Caller Who Was on the Oil Rig in the Gulf When it Exploded – View Video Here

(RefreshNews) – Southern US Gulf states prepare for oil disaster after Deepwater Horizon slick begins to come ashore Read More Here

(Assetize) – Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Captured by NASA Satellite [PICS] – Pics Here

(OpEdNews) – Whistleblower: BP Risks More Massive Catastrophes in Gulf

British Petroleum (BP) has knowingly broken federal laws and violated its own internal procedures by failing to maintain crucial safety and engineering documents related to one of the firms other deep water production projects in the Gulf of Mexico, a former contractor who worked for the oil behemoth claimed in internal emails last year and other documents obtained by Truthout. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Gulf Oil Rig Fiasco: It’s About Scarcity and World Government

This is a public relations stunt designed to make Americans think the federal government is responding to the disaster. In fact, the government has no intention of doing anything significant. Obama’s response is purely cosmetic and for public consumption. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Defense Mobilizes Louisiana National Guard to Fight BP Oil Spill

It has been a frustrating day on the Louisiana Delta. High winds and rough seas kept boom-laden vessels in port while the expanding river of oil unleashed from the Transocean/Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion moved closer to environmentally-sensitive marshlands. In a move born more of desperation than expediency, the United States Defense Department authorized the deployment of the Louisiana National Guard to help local communities in the cleanup and removal of oil. Whether critical habitats can be protected from contamination is the question of the hour. Read More Here

(EpochTimes) – Air Force Called In For Gulf Oil Spill: Obama

President Obama gave a White House address Friday, regarding the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, following failed attempts to slow the flow of oil Thursday night. He gave the D.O.D. the go ahead to prepare the U.S. Air Force for participating in the oil spill cleanup. Concerns are increasing that the gallons of oil being spilled, already reaching into the millions, will lead to an environmental disaster on par with the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill of 1989. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – BP Is Criticized Over Oil Spill, but U.S. Missed Chances to Act

As oil edged toward the Louisiana coast and fears continued to grow that the leak from a seabed oil well could spiral out of control, officials in the Obama administration publicly chastised BP America for its handling of the spreading oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico.

Yet a review of the response suggests it may be too simplistic to place all the blame for the unfolding environmental catastrophe on the oil company. The federal government also had opportunities to move more quickly, but did not do so while it waited for a resolution to the spreading spill from BP. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Video: Most Unreported Part Of Gulf Oil Spill – May 1, 2010 – Continue reading

MSM: Gulf of Mexico Oil Within Miles of the Coast; Obama Administration Calls Spill Event of ‘National Significance’

(ABC) – With the Coast Guard warning that oil could begin to hit the Louisiana coastline as early as tonight, BP asked the U.S. government for help today to clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Coast Guard said the floating oil slick was just 3 miles from land and 25 miles from the nearest populated area this afternoon. Read More Here

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(MSNBC) – Video: It’s A Catastrophe! We Have No Idea How Bad It’s Going To Be! Continue reading

Video: Louisiana Cops Plan for “End of the World” Scenario

(KurtNimmo) – Police in Louisiana’s Bossier Parish are training for an “end of the world” scenario, according to the Shreveport Times. The program is dubbed “Operation Exodus,” inspired in part from the Book of Exodus in the Bible. Continue reading

MSM: Blackwater Allegedly Charged U.S. Taxpayers for Strippers and Prostitutes

(NYTimes) – Two former employees of Blackwater Worldwide have accused the private security company of defrauding the government for years by filing bogus receipts, double billing for the same services and charging government agencies for strippers and prostitutes, according to court documents unsealed this week. Continue reading

Senate passes bill to drain Iran gas pumps

(PressTV) – In an attempt to force Tehran to halt its enrichment program, the US Senate has voted to put pressure on companies selling gasoline to Iran. Continue reading

Texas Attorney General Abbott Files Brief with United States Supreme Court

The state attorneys general argue that cities cannot simply ignore the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and impose a blanket ban on handguns. Continue reading

Shreveport Citizens Disarmed By Police For 2nd Amendment Bumper Stickers

Welcome to Shreveport: Your rights are now suspended.According to Cedric Glover, mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, his cops “have a power that [. . .] the President of these Unites States does not have”: His cops can take away your rights. Continue reading

MSM: Supreme Court – Suspects Can be Interrogated Without Lawyer

(AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a long-standing ruling that stopped police from initiating questions unless a defendant’s lawyer was present, a move that will make it easier for prosecutors to interrogate suspects. Continue reading

MSM: $3.9B in hurricane aid still unspent

WASHINGTON — A massive effort to fix public works destroyed more than three years ago by the Gulf Coast hurricanes remains largely stalled, leaving more than $3.9 billion in federal aid unspent and key repairs far from complete. Continue reading