(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 →
(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 →
(SOTT) – Is It Raining Oil In Florida? This Is Just The Beginning
As early as May 9 it was announced that FEMA evacuation protocol for forest fires in and around Tampa, Florida could be activated at a moment’s notice in the event of the oil slick approaching Florida’s coastline. One proposal is to undergo a ‘controlled burn’ of surface oil in the Gulf to prevent the oil reaching Florida’s coast. This would result in highly toxic fumes blowing ashore. In fact, toxic fumes have already been reported elsewhere as Gulf residents complain of breathing difficulties and nausea: Read More Here
(Nola) – Oil spill hearings: BP didn’t test mud prior to critical pipeline procedure, driller testifies – Read More Here
(AlterNet) – Ten Things You Need (But Don’t Want) To Know About the BP Oil Spill
How the owner of the exploded oil rig has made $270 million off the disaster, and nine other shocking, depressing facts about the oil spill. Read More Here
(Truthout) – Why Isn’t BP Under Criminal Investigation? – Jason Leopold
Like previous BP-related disasters in Alaska and Texas, evidence has emerged that appears to show BP knowingly cut corners on maintenance and safety on Deepwater Horizon’s operations, which, according to blogger bmaz, who writes about legal issues at Emptywheel, could amount to criminal violations of the Clean Water Act. Additionally, because people were killed, BP and company officials could also face prosecution for negligent and reckless homicide. Read More Here
(Buzzflash) – Smart Pig: BP’s OTHER Spill this Week – BP’s Alaska Operation – Greg Palast
How does BP get away with it? The same way the Godfather got away with it: bad things happen to folks who blow the whistle. BP has a habit of hunting down and destroying the careers of those who warn of pipeline problems. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – BP Suspends “Top Kill” For Second Time After Trying Two Junk Shots. Less Than 10% of Injection Fluids are Staying Inside the Leaking Pipes
As I reported yesterday, the “Top Kill” attempt to stop the oil flow using mud had failed, and BP would now try to use a “junk shot” to close the leaks in the pipe using various debris.
The New York Times is now reporting that the junk shot approach is not going well: Read More Here
(NASA) – NASA Satellite Spots Oil at Mississippi Delta Mouth – View Image Here
Video: TOP KILL Fails – Gulf oil spill BOP Blown A Huge Hole – Video Link Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Third Giant Underwater Oil Plume Discovered – Read More Here
(TimesOnline) – BP used cheaper casing on oil well to save money, Congress papers show
The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig that precipitated the vast Gulf of Mexico oil spill came after the well was capped with a relatively cheap type of casing, BP papers have revealed.Read More Here
Marine scientists have discovered a massive new plume of what they believe to be oil deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico, stretching 22 miles (35 kilometers) from the leaking wellhead northeast toward Mobile Bay, Alabama. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Gulf of Mexico oil spill: clean-up boats recalled after crews suffer health problems
All 125 commercial fishing boats helping oil recovery efforts off Louisiana’s Breton Sound area have been recalled after four workers reported health problems, officials said. Read More Here
(WSWS) – Lies and evasions in defense of BP
The White House press conference Thursday, the first held by President Barack Obama in nearly ten months, was devoted to presenting his administration as an active crisis manager in the Gulf oil catastrophe, rather than a handmaiden for BP, the giant oil company whose profit drive is responsible for the worst ecological disaster in US history. Read More Here
(WSWS) – “Top kill” has yet to stop Gulf oil flow
On Thursday afternoon, BP admitted that the success of its latest attempt to stem the flow of oil from the ocean floor, the so-called “top kill,” was in doubt. The effort to blast thousands of gallons of heavy mud directly into the Deepwater Horizon rig’s failed blowout preventer one mile beneath the water’s surface was suspended early Thursday morning so that BP could analyze data, company spokesmen said. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – BP’s oil gusher in the Gulf: Spin terminology explained (satire) – Mike Adams
What exactly is a “junk shot?” How about “top kill” or an “undersea plume?” The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is introducing the world to all sorts of fascinating words and phrases from the world of Big Oil. Some of them can be a bit confusing, so as a public service to NaturalNews readers, I’ve published a short dictionary that provides the real meaning behind many of these new terms. Read More Here
The British Petroleum oil spill is threatening the entire eastern half of the North American continent with “total destruction,” reports say.
An ominous report by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources warned of the impending disaster resulting from the British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico, calling it the worst environmental catastrophe in all of human history, the European Union Times reported.
Russian scientists believe BP is pumping millions of gallons of Corexit 9500, a chemical dispersal agent, under the Gulf of Mexico waters to hide the full extent of the leak, now estimated to be over 2.9 million gallons a day.
Experts say Corexit 9500 is a solvent four times more toxic than oil.
The agent, scientists believe, has a 2.61ppm toxicity level, and when mixed with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, its molecules will be able to “phase transition.”
This transition involves the change of the liquid into a gaseous state, which can be absorbed by clouds. The gas will then be released as “toxic rain” leading to “unimaginable environmental catastrophe” destroying all life forms from the “bottom of the evolutionary chart to the top,” the report said. – Source: PressTV
The Picture Obama and BP Don’t Want You to See
Photo taken from a commercial jet over the Gulf of Mexico. This is what they dont want you to see. The big picture, oil as far as the eye can see…
Video: The Red Phone Has Rung
Hon. James David Manning, PhD speaks about the British Petroleum oil spill and says the red phone is going to ring again. Recorded on Friday, 28 May 2010 – 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 →
(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
(DigitalJournal) – The Bush Adminstration’s Department of Justice Sheltered BP Executives From Criminal Probe
EPA criminal investigator Scott West spent thousands of hours investigating alleged crimes committed by BP — that would have resulted in felony charges — but President Bush’s DoJ abruptly shut his investigation down, sheltering BP executives from prison Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – The Big Picture: Why Was Deepwater Drilling Allowed in the Gulf, And Why Is It So Hard to Stop the Oil Gusher? – Read More Here
(PressTV) – Senator wants corporate welfare for BP
US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee member Lisa Murkowski has urged Congress not to overreact legislatively to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
On May 13, Murkowski and other Republicans blocked Senate Democratic attempts to pass the “Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act” which would cap BP’s liability at $10 billion, even if damages from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill surpass that figure. The company already estimates that the spill will cost $450 million to clean up. Read More Here
(Heidilore) – We Are Witnessing A Marine Life Mass-Murder
80,000 barrels of oil a day?!?!
And every second this continues to go on, our President and our media are desperately scrambling to continue a full-fledged blackout on any shred of truly accurate information. Read More Here
(Discovery) – First Endangered Turtles Found Slathered In Oil
The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle has been on the the Louisiana endangered species list since 1989. “In recent years, the Kemp’s population has slowly started to recover, so we hope to mitigate any decline in this species due to the oil spill,” reported Secretary Robert Barham from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). Read More Here
(CalgaryHerald) – British Petroleum Accused Of Lies Over Oil Geyser
Mounting frustration and accusations of lying are forcing BP to begin coming clean on what it knows about the severity of the oil geyser which it created. Yesterday the company claimed it was doing everything it could to contain the month-old well leak which is spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Scientists have claimed all along that BP is trying to hide what many believe is the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The disaster is becoming what some are saying as the most severe environmental and economic catastrophe for the Gulf Coast. Read More Here
(USAToday) – Hurricane season may make spill worse
As hurricane season looms, forecasters, scientists and residents along the Gulf Coast worry that a major storm could make the oil spill worse. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a hurricane, or a succession of them, may bring oil… Read More Here
(ABCNews) – EPA May Not Force BP to Change Dispersants
A day after the Environmental Protection Agency gave BP 72 hours to start using a “less toxic” dispersant to help control the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, the agency told ABC News today it may allow BP to keep using the same chemicals. Read More Here
Diana Rehm (NPR): We do wonder whether there’s human involvement in all of these eruptions, earthquakes, storms –
Elise Labott (senior State Department producer for CNN): – and how much global warming has a role in it. You know we’ve seen a lot of wacky weather but that’s just a microcosm for what’s happening around the world and how much climate change is contributing to earthquakes and volcanic ash – it’s a really good question.
How exactly could global warming cause a volcano to go off? – Source: John Lott