Category Archives: BP oil spill

Macondo Fiasco

“Systemic management problems” at private companies and ineffective federal oversight caused the Macondo blowout: “The blowout was not the product of a series of aberrational decisions made by rogue industry or government officials that could not have been anticipated or … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Louisiana Fish Kills

They even found a dead whale in this one: More reports here and here; also, tar patties wash ashore here and here. It’s not over.

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Just Like Bush, Part MMXCLIV

Quite the opposite of Reagan’s philosophy, Katrina proved that Americans are most afraid when their government is NOT there to help. So I took notice of this White House press release on oil spill claims in the SBA disaster response … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Oil Under The Beach

Via Cesca: According to WVUE correspondent John Snell, local officials dispatched a dive team to a barrier island off of southeastern Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish to scan the sea floor for oil. The team, however, could barely see the sea floor, … Continue reading

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UNF–KTHEGULF.COM (Open Thread)

Marketing genius: I want to visit the bloody Gulf with my bloody camera but I have no air-conditioned car. It wouldn’t be a problem but for my intrepid cameragrrl*,who does not do well in heat. Because the car is hurting, … Continue reading

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BP to Obama: Check “In The Mail”

BP may have fired its CEO, but the president still has to wrestle the beast. BP PLC has failed to deposit any money into the $20 billion fund it promised to create: BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. — Ken Feinberg said … Continue reading

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Relief Wells On Track

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Wrong Units

“Greenscare” is the practice of pushing talking points that sound green, but are actually Malthusian fearmongery. From the UK Independent, a study in greenscare: A special report entitled “Where water meets watts” from the international organization the Institute of Electrical … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Genocide At Bikini Bottom

I think I did it better, but this is still pretty good.

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Stretching To Blame Government

It seems I am the only letter-writer my local newspaper has ever fact-checked. This is classic Alabama wingnut run rampant: First, I will confess I am not an oil driller, but I was trained as a physicist and have some … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: how big is the oil spill?

This map shows you the size of the oil spill. You can move it to other locations. If it was centered in New York City it would cover most of New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and part of Pennsylvania. If … Continue reading

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