Category Archives: BP

At least Tony got his life back

Meanwhile, down there… More than eight months after an oil rig explosion launched the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history, Louisiana officials say they’re still finding thick layers of oil along parts of the state’s coastline. “Every day, this shoreline is moving inland,” lessening flood protection for residents, Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser said. On [...]

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Citizen Radio: Mother Jones’ Kate Sheppard talks Halliburton and BP, Dan Burke on refugee prisons

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It’s been a hell of a week at Citizen Radio (which you can hear by subscribing for free at We talked full-body scanners and racial profiling, celebrated our 200TH EPISODE and interviewed Mother Jones‘ Kate Sheppard about environmental politics, Halliburton, and BP, and Daniel Burke about Australia’s refugee prisons. It’s time to call sabotage, [...]

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Revisiting an overlooked WTF moment

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I posted this the other day on Twitter, but really didn’t give the story the WTF?!? treatment it so clearly deserves. In fact, it took someone re-tweeting the story with the prelude “HOLY FUCKING SHIT” to remind me just how horrible it really is. A massive fish kill has been reported in Louisiana – right [...]

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‘It’s as if a nuclear apocalypse has gone off in the Gulf’

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There are a few new, developing BP-related stories that should greatly disturb any American who values openness and transparency in their democracy. First, a chemist named Bob Naman claims samples he received from Orange Beach Alabama waters tested positive for the dangerous neurotoxin pesticide 2-butoxyethanol, the main ingredient of Corexit 9527A. The government has been [...]

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BP to victims: stop hitting yourself

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Now that the Very Serious People have decided the dispersant fairy waved her wand and magically made all the oil disappear, it appears the media is ready to move on, and put the ugliness of the BP disaster behind them. Things look a little different on the ground, though. BP just conducted the largest science [...]

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Whistleblower: BP used dispersants to hide oil

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Fred McCallister, a whistleblower who claims BP is using dispersants to sink oil and hide it from the pesky media’s cameras, will testify before a Senate investigative panel this week. For quite some time, many bloggers and journalists following the BP-Corexit story, including me, have made the allegation that BP may have been experimenting by dumping [...]

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Video: oil beneath sand at Fort Pickens Pensacola Beach

[youtube=] It’s possible that sand keeps washing in from the ocean and redepositing atop the oil. However, if that’s the case, then this kind of video does not bode well for BP’s overall clean-up effort. Are they just removing some of the oil, then leaving once the sand washes back over the remaining pollution? Like [...]

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