Wednesday, June 23, 2010

James Carville, Gennifer Flowers On Stage In New Orleans At "Politics with a Punch"
~Also: Becky Allen, Actress and Entertainer
~Bob Bea, Professor of Engineering, Univ. of CA Berkeley
~Hon. Joseph Cao, U.S. Congressman
~Hon. John Young--Jefferson Parish Councilman-at-large
~Manny Chevrelet Bruno--Comedian and Former Candidate for Mayor of New Orleans

Slabbed covers the coverage of the story we broke to the world on Katrina’s “Who Dat” now Oil Industry Judge Martin Feldman.

The Well from Hell~The Dwarves dug too greedily and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dum... shadow and flame. ~Saruman

A Road Not Taken: Solar Panels, Jimmy Carter, and Missed Opportunities for Change

Corps of Engineers spilling oil for four years

~After reviewing four years of testing, purchasing, and engineering documents, I've concluded the Corps of Engineers has been spilling oil into the waters of Lake Pontchartrain - 40 spills totalling between 2000 and 6000 gallons, at least - and not reporting it to the Coast Guard as required by federal law. The federal penalties for failure to report an oil spill include imprisonment up to five years and fines up to $50,000 per day the spill went unreported.

Survey gauges concerns of Gulf residents~Charles Lussier
~If forced to choose, two-thirds of Gulf Coast residents surveyed are willing to choose protecting wetlands and wildlife over continuing offshore drilling for oil, with Louisiana residents slightly less willing to make this tradeoff in the wake of the BP oil spill, according to a poll released Tuesday by LSU’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs.

Suffer the Bayou Child

Nungesser furious with White House~WVUE

BP/Exxon-assaulted Alaska understandably wary of sending too much spill gear to Gulf

BP Bo'Dud Won't Rule Out More BP Gulf Deepwater Drilling
~Editilla gotta Raspute~ Why is BP in charge of this clean-up and theft of oil impact evidence?

Vermilion oil response team ready for a fight~Clair Taylor
~NOAA Gulf of Mexico oil spill trajectory forecasts for Wednesday through Friday
~NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico

Tickets still available for Mobile Baykeeper
~Tickets are still available for Mobile Baykeeper's fundraiser with Robert Kennedy Jr. and Phillippe Cousteau.

Louisiana residents report BP Oil related illnesses

New Blog Reports From the Front Lines of the BP Oil Spill
~New blogger Stuart H. Smith, a New Orleans-based attorney representing Gulf Coast fishermen, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network and an array of major commercial interests, today announced the launch of his backroom, no-punches-pulled blog focused exclusively on the spill.

Subpoena power favored for oil leak commission~Gerard Sheilds

Melancon asks BP to suspend bonuses for top execs

On Obama's Cue, La. Senator Pushes Ambitious Gulf Coast Restoration Vision
~Sen. Mary Landrieu wants to create a new government agency funded to the tune of as much as $1 billion annually to direct the long-term Gulf Coast environmental restoration that President Obama called for in his Oval Office address last week.
~Landrieu Invites Sec. Mabus to La. to Meet with Coastal Restoration Stakeholders

Tropical disturbance could aim for the Gulf, oil spill area

Coastal Louisiana: Impacts of Hurricanes on Salt Marsh and Mangrove Wetlands ~USGS

Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Allen Toussaint to perform at free concert in Gulf Shores, Ala.
~Keith Spera

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