Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hearings Update: BP did not suspend drilling operations after report of leaking blowout preventer
~David Hammer

Feds rent entire floor in New Orleans for criminal probe of oil disaster

New air data analysis shows ongoing public health threat from BP Oil Disaster~Sue Sturgis, Facing South

LSU researchers study impacts of oil
~LSU sociology professors Matthew Lee and Troy Blanchard conducted a survey of the health impacts the ongoing Deepwater Horizon disaster is having on people living in Louisiana's coastal communities.
"The indication is, at least at this point, that the human health impacts are real and substantial," Blanchard said in a statement on the NSF website. "Right now, the data suggest that significant public health resources may be required to assist residents in the coastal parishes of Louisiana in dealing with the consequences of this disaster."

Gulf cattle ranchers fear toxins after oil spill~Alexandria Sage

BP photoshops fake photo of crisis command center, posts on main BP site
~John Aravosis

Blackout: Media Shutout on the Louisiana Coast~Gambit
~But under whose authority are these restrictions enforced?   
"We have no idea," says Marjorie Esman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, which, she says, has been flooded with complaints from members of the press who've experienced access problems. "One of the concerns we've had all along is nobody seems to know who's making these decisions — whether it's BP telling the Coast Guard what to do, whether it's the Coast Guard telling BP what to do, we don't know. It's an important distinction because we can't have a private company running our government."

Post-9/11 Militarism Helps BP, Hurts America~Kelley B. Vlahos

La paradis de la Louisiane

40 days to year 5:
A Photographic Journey

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