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Spill Children: The Untold Story of the BP Gulf Oil Disaster

February 21, 2011 Leave a comment

McClatchy – Justice Department sues BP, others over Gulf oil spill

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

From McClatchy:

Justice Department sues BP, others over Gulf oil spill

By Erika Bolstad and Renee Schoof | McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — BP and other companies not only ignored important safety and operating regulations, the Justice Department said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, but it also failed to take necessary precautions to keep its Gulf of Mexico well under control before the April 20 blowout that killed 11 people.

While the full scope of the disaster isn’t yet known, the Justice Department wrote in its suit, “the consequences include lost lives, destroyed livelihoods, and grave harm to natural resources across several states and related waters.”

The lawsuit, the first phase in punishing the parties responsible for the spill, could wrest billions of dollars in civil penalties from nine companies the Justice Department blames, including BP, for allowing an estimated 4.1 million barrels of oil to gush into the Gulf of Mexico over three months. Because each barrel spilled carries a fine of as much as $4,300, those flow-rate estimates — derived by a government team and already disputed by BP — will be at the heart of the multi-billion dollar case.

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Stanford University – The Gulf of Mexico and Our Oil Legacy

December 8, 2010 Leave a comment

MORE TROUBLE: Gulf smells like tap water, no salt or fish smell

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Slashdot – BP Ignored Safety Modeling Software To Save Time

November 28, 2010 Leave a comment

From Slashdot:

BP Ignored Safety Modeling Software To Save Time

Posted by Soulskill on Saturday November 27, @09:09AM
from the show-of-hands-who-is-surprised dept.

DMandPenfold writes “BP ignored the advice of safety modeling software in an attempt to save time before the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a presentation slide (PDF) prepared by US investigators. The slide in question briefly appeared on the Oil Spill Commission’s website in error, but was quickly retracted. Advanced cement modeling software, provided by BP’s cement contractor Halliburton, had highlighted serious stability concerns with the well.”

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Believe BP, the oil is gone… How stupid do they think we are?

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment

“There are no crabs” — “Parasites inside of their lungs eating them alive”

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Brad Jacobson – Exclusive: Professor who downplayed oil spill has federal government contracts

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment
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Brita Belli – Coral Dying in the Gulf

November 11, 2010 Leave a comment

From E magazine:

Coral Dying in the Gulf

There was a collective sigh of relief when it seemed that the BP oil spill did not carry the long-term environmental repercussions many thought it would. But now, dead coral discovered seven miles from the spill site is telling a different story. Go to all articlesGo to this article

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AP: Nothing alive above 35 feet — Gets worse closer to shore

October 4, 2010 Leave a comment

FRANCE 24 Environment: Louisiana: What comes after the oil spill?

September 20, 2010 Leave a comment
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Feds CONFISCATING SAMPLES and PREVENTING RESEARCH all over Gulf

September 20, 2010 Leave a comment
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Coast Guard Photoshop Oil spill Beach

September 20, 2010 Leave a comment

From OilFlorida:

Coast Guard Photoshop — Original Version (Video: Chris Rodda)

Coast Guard Photoshop II — Original Version (Video: Chris Rodda)

See: http://www.truth-out.org/university-groups-raises-bp-oil-spill-contaminants-entering-food-supply63367

According to Bowe and her students, who had walked this entire stretch of beach, there was no place on this beach that looked anything like what appears in the Coast Guard photo. Here are some of the photos taken by the students, who, in addition to those already mentioned in this article, included Elissa Hyer, Alexandra Bastos, and Rebecca Bowe. This is what was on the beach right where the Coast Guard photographer was shooting his photo of the workers. (The video clip at the end pans around to show where the students took these photos in relation to the yellow boom where the Coast Guard photographer was positioned.)

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