Wednesday, July 21, 2010

BP Oil Well’s stability unclear
~Sandy Davis

~Radar and MODIS, July 19 ~SkyTruth
~Satellite Imaging of Oil Slicks - A Primer

97L gets disrupted by Hispaniola

~Hat Tweet~kareng
Rexdingler Sign the Petition to Restore the Gulf: #drewbrees #peytonmanning #elimanning #nola #betheone #oilspill #gulfcoast #love

Gov. Bobby Jindal says 67 million gallons of oil from Gulf of Mexico spill remain in the water
~Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, left, talks with Maj. Gen. Bennett Landreneau, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, as they fly over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.
~Editilla das bootellas!~
You can tell a lot about some people from their boots, where they've been to where they're going.
But, can somebody tolla'me where they got dem'boots?

The Atlantic
website mixes Jindal, Landrieus, Vitter, Cao and oil

Three Months of BP's Disaster
Sen. Landrieu, the people have spoken
~Sunshine Bond, GRN

It's Hump Day! Let's get slabbed!

Gulf Coast needs BP's money, tainted or not ~James Gill

After spill, Big Oil boosts lobbying

Transocean Is BP Spill Focus as Five Workers Named `Parties of Interest'
~The panel began a third round of hearings this week in Kenner, Louisiana, near the New Orleans airport. Today’s hearing was canceled after four Transocean employees declined to testify, said Coast Guard Captain Hung Nguyen.

Oil spill media blackout evidence:
BP buying scientists to hide data
~Maryann Tobin

EPA Whistleblower Accuses Agency of Covering Up Effects of Dispersant in BP Oil Spill Cleanup
~The_Gambit CDC's "Gulf Spill Info for Parents."

US oil spill could destroy 100,000 jobs
~While the bayou state's unemployment rate remains well below the national average of 9.5 percent, the data comes amid warnings that a worst-case scenario would see 100,000 jobs lost across the Gulf Coast.

Louisiana’s Wetlands: A Lesson in Nature Appreciation~Hat Tweet~letwits

Louisiana blue crabs are tough, but Gulf oil spill might be tougher
~Bob Marshall

Fishing and Breathing BP's Oil: What's "Safe?"~Georgianne Nienaber
Wings and a prayer: One brown pelican's journey of hope

~Our man Shamar made the Google/AP front page!

Growing China oil spill threatens sea life, water~China's largest reported oil spill had more than doubled by Wednesday, closing beaches on the Yellow Sea and prompting an environmental official to warn the sticky black crude posed a "severe threat" to sea life and water quality.
~In this photo released by Greenpeace, a firefighter rushes to aid his colleague who ran into trouble amid thick oil cover as they attempted to fix an underwater pump in Dalian, China on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Crude oil started pouring into the Yellow Sea off a busy northeastern port after a pipeline exploded late last week, sparking a massive 15-hour fire. The government says the slick has spread across a 70-square-mile stretch of ocean. (AP Photo/Jiang He, Greenpeace)
~Editilla gotta Pointella~That is non-Dispersant oil. While we have our Pelicans gobbed in goo, China throws their people right into it, hard crude.
Those are Humans in that oil. They will die. Don't kid yourselves.
China seeks to limit damage from oil spill~LA Times
~Vessels and booms are deployed in the waters off the Chinese port city of Dalian to help clean up the oil spill in the Yellow Sea. (China Daily / July 19, 2010)

China Oil Spill PHOTOS: Official Warns Of 'Severe Threat'

New Master of the Exquisite Corps in New Orleans takes over Friday

39 days 2 year 5:
A Photographic Journey

~Jus''s a water ballet now. Do we love it or fear it?


Ima Wizer said...

oh there any good news??? This oil in China; where will it happen next? Our poor earth, our poor oceans.......

Editilla said...

Wo true, Mizzah Wizzah.
Looks like another job for...
The Masqued E'Vinga!
BTW, I really loved that painting you sent me, but I just couldn't hang it on the ladder amidst all this Goo. Too beautiful. Waiting for a better day.

Horatio Algeranon said...

Maybe you should have two ladders,
one for goo and one for good stuff...though, unfortunately, it's probably impossible to keep the two separate, since the goo keeps finding its way onto all the nice stuff, thanks to the goopers.

Not sure if you saw this, EPA Whistleblower Accuses Agency of Covering Up Effects of Dispersant in BP Oil Spill Cleanup

It's pretty unusual (to say the least) to see this kind of scathing criticism of the current policy (Kaufman is essentially accusing the EPA head of a crime) coming from "inside" at such high levels during a crisis.

Ima Wizer said...

Hoping for a better day......when will that be? I have almost given up hope for such a thing.