The state of Florida on Saturday filed a lawsuit against BP and Halliburton over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The suit argues that Florida is entitled to the revenues it lost because of the spill. These include a long list of lost taxes — sales, corporate, cigarette, liquor — and other forms of revenue for the state, such as rental car surcharges.
(The above is video shot by a local resident in Mayflower, Arkansas.)
And take a look at these must-see pictures of the spill.
No one is admitting how much oil was released.
This is just like BP’s massive efforts to hide the extent and damage from the oil spill – even though their approach led to greater oil pollution – in order to avoid costs.
Indeed, Senator Sander said:
It reminds me of what happened on the Gulf coast. It reminds me of the [...]
How disasters, both natural and man-made, are on the rise. Indeed, a catastrophe of one sort or another seems always to be unfolding somewhere on the planet. John David Ebert insists that we have entered into a veritable Age of Catastrophes which have grown both larger and more complex and now routinely very widespread in scope. The old days of the geographically isolated industrial accidents, of the sinking of a [...]
Memphis Commercial Appeal, Feb. 4, 2013: State Rep. Joe Gardner of Batesville fourth Mississippi lawmaker to die since November [...] Gardner died of “an apparent heart attack,” said Madison Drake, spokeswoman for Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. [...] Democratic Rep. David Gibbs of West Point died Jan. 13. Two Democratic state senators, Bennie Turner of West Point and Alice Harden of Jackson, died in late 2012. [...]
Another three acres of land disappear into abyss
Ethan A. Huff
March 22, 2013
Last summer, a rural area of southeastern Louisiana known as Assumption Parish was changed forever following the unexpected formation of a giant sinkhole that suddenly appeared one day out of nowhere. This mysterious sinkhole, which was later dubbed the “Great Louisiana Sinkhole,” has been gradually gaining in size now for about seven months, and it appears to be [...]
Just when you think it can’t possibly get any worse, it does.
A Buried Volcano In Southeast Louisiana – A Paper Written in 1976
“An exploratory well, the Shell Oil Company, State Lease 3956 No. 1, Offshore St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, was completed in 1963 at a total depth of 8538 feet. The last 1300 feet of hole was cored and drilled through volcanic material of Late Cretaceous Age. The location of [...]
Clifford Krauss and Barry Meier
February 27, 2013
On the first day of testimony in the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill trial, BP’s top executive for North American operations at the time of the disaster acknowledged on Tuesday that a well explosion had been identified as a risk before it happened.
“There was a risk identified for a blowout,” said Lamar McKay, the former president of BP America and current chief [...]
This will not come as a shocker to those of us who have been following the BP fiasco. Matt Simons (RIP) had been saying it from the beginning.
NBC: New fault on seafloor may have opened up from BP disaster in Gulf, says oceanographer — “Potential for an indefinite release of oil”?
A persistent, mysterious “oil sheen” in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster grew to [...]
Some of terrorists ‘given short-term contracts by the oil and gas giant’
Five of Al Qaeda operatives were ‘taken alive’ by Algerian army today
Witness describes one terrorist speaking with a ‘perfect English accent’
Some of the terrorists involved in the Algeria hostage crisis in which up to five Britons died had been working at the BP plant where the atrocity took place, it was claimed today.
They had been given short-term contracts by [...]
Algerian security officials say two people have been killed and several foreigners abducted in an attack on a gas facility near In Amenas in the east of the country.
IRISHMAN CONFIRMED TO HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED.
Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore called for the Irishman’s immediate release.
He said: “The Government stands ready to use all the resources available to us to ensure that our citizen is released as soon as possible.
DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit police are investigating whether a group of AK-47 wielding robbers who hit two gas stations Wednesday morning are responsible for several similar crimes that have recently occurred across the city.
Sam Adbullah was manning the till at the BP gas station on 7 Mile near I-75 around 4 a.m. when he looked up at the security camera.
“I had the camera turned on in the back. Usually I don’t, [...]
November 28, 2012
The US’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has temporarily suspended BP from new US government contracts.
The temporarily ban stemmed from its conduct regarding the Deepwater Horizon blowout which killed 11 workers in April 2010, EPA said.
It comes after the British oil giant agreed to plead guilty to eleven counts of misconduct or neglect, one count of obstruction of Congress, and two misdemeanour counts over its part in the [...]
Events are building around the planet at a rapidly increasing pace. Fukushima is still pissing radiation in every direction, the east coast of Amerikkka is fucked, we have a massive problem in the gulf states regarding a link between an evergrowing sinkhole and the BP Macando well, WW3 is priming up and this is only the beginning.. Odd ocean floor anomolies, noises coming from the sky, unexplained tremors, and more..
…a cost of doing business says the BP CEO in private
BP is set to receive a record fine of between $3bn and $5bn (£1.9bn-£3.2bn) to settle criminal charges related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the BBC has learnt.
It will be the biggest criminal penalty in US history, BBC business editor Robert Peston says.
The settlement with the Department of Justice. It involves BP pleading guilty to criminal charges.
It is thought [...]
BP Continues to Hide Potential Oil Leak from Seafloor
In response to the outcry about new oil leaking from BP’s Gulf macondo field, BP sent a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) down to the seafloor to investigate the source of the new oil sheen.
BP claims that it found and stopped the source of the oil: a leaking “stovepipe” and side area of the “cofferdam“:
We asked Dr. Ira Leifer – a University of California [...]
Environment Pollution in USA on Monday, 15 October, 2012 at 03:19 (03:19 AM) UTC.
Updated: Tuesday, 16 October, 2012 at 03:31 UTC
The Coast Guard notified BP PLC (BP) and Transocean Ltd. (RIG) on Wednesday that a lab had matched the oil from the sheen to oil that gushed from the well drilled after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, but said the source was still uncertain: the oil could have been [...]
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal officials have approved a joint plan from BP and Transocean to identify the source of a sheen in the Gulf Of Mexico associated with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill….
From Washington’s Blog:
An oil sheen about four miles long has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the worst oil spill in U.S. history, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday.
It was not immediately clear where the oil is coming from, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Tippets.
Coast Guardsmen went to the location after seeing the oil on a satellite image, Tippets said. The response team collected [...]
NEW ORLEANS – Laboratory tests show that globs of oil found on two Louisiana beaches after Hurricane Isaac came from the 2010 BP spill.
Tests run by Louisiana State University for state wildlife officials confirmed that oil found on Elmer’s Island and Grand Isle matched the biological fingerprint of the hundreds of millions of gallons of oil that spewed from BP’s Macondo well.
On Wednesday, BP PLC said oil from its spill [...]
They don’t understand how things work under Obamunist Fascism, apparently. They obviously didn’t pay off the right Democrats, under the table, like other Companies have done!
“ATP Oil CEO Bulmahn wants the world to know that the Obama Administration—and its illegal ban on deepwater drilling in the wake of the BP disaster—is to blame for the implosion of his company. Not him.
“It is all directly attributable to what the government did [...]
June 20, 2012
Investors will closely watch tomorrow’s existing home sales data release since it accounts for a larger share of the market than new homes. It is one of the most important indicators of housing market trends.
Consensus is for home resales to decline 1.1 percent to 4.57 million annualized in May, after climbing 3.4 percent to 4.62 million annualized the previous-month.
But Ajit Agrawal and Spencer Hill of Morgan Stanley’s US [...]
The holy grail for any U.S. administration remains energy independence.
Denmark is nearly one-fifth of the way there. And they plan to do it entirely on renewable energy.
According to BP’s annual statistical energy review released last week, the Danes now get 18 percent of their energy from renewables, which is the highest level of any country in the world.
It’s also a full four-percent gain from 2010.
And the BBC reported in April that the current Danish [...]
Is peak oil imminent? Lots of people seem to think so.
The data (released by BP, a company that has a vested interest in oil scarcity) don’t agree.
Proved reserves keep increasing…
The oil in the ground will run out some day. But as the discovery of proven reserves continues to significantly outpace the rate of extraction, the claims that we’re facing immediate shortages look trashy.
Some may try to cast doubt on [...]
Kevin Costner has escaped a multi-million-dollar fine after a court dismissed Stephen Baldwin’s claims that he was duped into prematurely selling shares of a company that went on to bag a $52million contract.
A New Orleans jury rejected claims that Costner deceived Baldwin into selling shares of his stock in a company that became hugely profitable selling oil cleanup equipment in the wake of the BP spill.
The verdict was delivered after [...]
A federal department ruled last week that the Forest Service violated a Spanish-speaking woman’s civil rights by calling the Border Patrol to help translate during a routine stop, saying it was “humiliating” to Hispanics and an illicit backdoor way to capture more illegal immigrants.
The ruling by the Agriculture Department’s assistant secretary for civil rights could change policies nationwide as law enforcement agencies grapple with how far they can go in trying to help [...]
The benchmark S&P 500 index is not really down by that much from its highs. The decline is on the order of 7%, which is significant, but not a massacre.
However, there are massacres happening in this market if you look at the right places, and especially if you look at some areas which are very economically sensitive.
Check out a chart of BP, which is getting hit by the double whammy of a slowing [...]
May 12, 2012
Quite incredibly, the EPA issued a positive report on May 1, 2012 regarding the safety and toxicity of various dispersants use in the BP Gulf Oil Spill. Included in this assessment was the use of Corexit.
This report “indicated that all eight dispersants had roughly the same toxicity, and all fell into the “practically non-toxic” or “slightly toxic” category. Scientists found that none of the eight dispersants displayed [...]
Iran discovered “one of the biggest natural gas fields in the Middle East,” with reserves comparable to those of the South Pars field, Mehr reported, citing an industry official.
The gas was found in southwestern Khuzestan province at a deposit already known to contain crude oil, said National Iranian Oil Co. Director for Exploration Mahmoud Mohaddes, according to the state-run news agency. A 5000-meter (16,400- foot) well will be drilled “soon” to collect further information, [...]
1. WORKERS PRODUCE MORE BUT THE GAINS GO TO BUSINESS. Over the past 63 years productivity has grown on average 2.0% per year. But after 1980, workers received a smaller share every year.
Labor’s share of income (1992 = 100%):
1950 = 101%
1960 = 105%
1970 = 105%
1980 = 105% - Reagan
1990 = 100%
2000 = 96%
2007 = 92%
A 13% drop since 1980
2. THE TOP 10% GET A LARGER SHARE. Share of National Income going to Top [...]
DETROIT (WWJ) - A man was shot and killed Friday night after an apparent dispute over the price of condoms at a Detroit gas station.
WWJ’s Beth Fisher spoke to an employee at the BP gas station on Fenkell and Meyers, where the shooting took place on the city’s westside overnight. The employee said the argument was apparently over the price of a box of condoms.
He said the customer bought a box [...]
From New Energy and Fuel:
The BP blowout reaction a couple years ago put a lid on oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico that has yet to be fully lifted. With oil over $100 today and the projections on prices looking scary for the economy and average Americans, a little good news is very welcome.
A midsize oil explorer and developer company called Freeport-McMoRan has been working in the [...]