Friday, July 30, 2010

The Oil Disaster Isn't Really Happening

Exactly~American Zombie
~This is exactly what I think is going on. They sunk this spill to create the cosmetic appearance that the problem went away hasn't. There is little to skim because they sunk the shit.
~Editilla Doh'notellas~ The 3 linked articles below are only one day after Gunrwald's Oil Industry Fluff Job. Oh, and let's all thank Ivor van Heerden!
One day later and the PR News Spinfiltration is already this bad.
Give it another week or two and Louisianans will go back to being called Lazy Chicken-Littles who would rather hypescam this latest faux disaster to rip-off the American Taxpayers --just like they did when Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans! Oh snap, that article on our slothful nature is already yesterdays news.
~Is the BP spill enviro-damage as bad as we think?
~BP oil spill: Was Tony Hayward right after all?
~The disgraced BP boss enraged Americans when he played down the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Now it seems he was closer to the truth.
~BP oil spill: the disaster that never materialized
100 days after the spill began, American journalist Michael Grunwald exposes an over-hyped catastrophe.

Many in Gulf are outraged at reports of vanishing oil~Brett Michael Dykes

Reports Of BP Disaster’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated~Think Progress

Our Complicity ~truthout

Time for 'scaleback' in cleanup, says new BP CEO ~WWL~BP's incoming CEO says it's time to scale back the massive effort to clean up the oil spill, but adds that the commitment to make things right is the same as ever.
Dudley rejects the idea that the environmental effects of the spill have been overblown. He says that anyone who thinks it wasn't a catastrophe must be far away from it.
~Editilla But'wellas~But! But! What Would Ivor Say? WWIS?
~Marine scientist Ivor van Heerden, another former LSU prof, who's working for a BP contracted spill-response team, says, "There's just no data to suggest this is an environmental disaster. I think they lied about the size of the spill — but we're not seeing catastrophic impacts."

BP rejects Texas request for $25 mln clean up grant

US gas stations: Stay BP or change name to Amoco?

Sandra Bullock's request to be removed from controversial video sponsored by Big Oil/America's Wetlands is ignored

Women of the Storm denies HuffPo charge, seeks meeting with Bullock ~Gambit

BP Oil Spill - Curb Your Enthusiasm, Part 2 ~SkyTruth
~The MODIS / Aqua satellite image above, taken at 2 pm Central time on July 28, shows oil slicks and sheen (encircled with orange line) that we think are likely attributable to the BP / Deepwater Horizon oil spill, spread out across 11,832 square miles.~To the Naysayers...

Oil Spill Dispersant Shifting Impacts in Gulf Ecosystems, Scientists Warn

More crude washes up in Terrebonne, Lafourche~Daily Comet
~Various news outlets are reporting that oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill is increasingly less visible in the Gulf of Mexico, but the same could not be said for the different forms of crude washing up on Fourchon Beach this week.

As the berms turn part three: Jindal’s “Dutch Treat” not working out. Dutch dredging company Van Oord says Jindal is all wet ~slabbed
~SLABBEDblog Published Save the Delta 2 on Scribd

Less Oil On Surface Means Less Work For Fishermen ~WDSU

After-the-leak issues debated
~Sandy Davis


Gulf of Mexico Has Long Been a Dump Site for Industry~Campbell Robertson

Gulf of Mexico Oil Rigs~Swordpress

Which is harder on coastal marshes, crude oil or crude engineering? ~LaCoastPost

We've been wasting the river, particularly the sediment, directing it offshore. The Corps of Engineers from the New Orleans District Office dredges more river sediment than any other district in the United States. ... The problem is, we don't put it [sediments] where it's needed. We should pipe it across the landscape, putting it into regions where we can build wetlands.~Robert Twilley

Soft-shell crabs are readily available, despite the oil polluting the Gulf
~Brett Anderson

As offshore oil war continues, quieter pollution battles being fought on land
~Jen DeGregorio, The Lens

Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawsuits should be consolidated, federal judges told

President Babar, brought to you by Big Oil?~Facing South

Critical Examination of Matt Simmons’ Claims on the Deepwater Spill~The Oil Drum

China Oil Spill Far Bigger Than Stated, U.S. Expert Says~China's worst known oil spill is dozens of times larger than the government has reported - bigger than the famous Exxon Valdez spill two decades ago - and some of the oil was dumped deliberately to avoid further disaster, an American expert said Friday. China's government has said 1,500 tons (461,790 gallons) of oil spilled after a pipeline exploded two weeks ago near the northeastern city of Dalian, sending 100-foot- (30-meter-) high flames raging for hours near one of the country's key strategic oil reserves. Such public estimates stopped within a few days of the spill. But Rick Steiner, a former University of Alaska marine conservation specialist, estimated 60,000 tons (18.47 million gallons) to 90,000 tons (27.70 million gallons) of oil actually spilled into the Yellow Sea.

Engineers say floodgate is suspect in Delhi dam failure

Bonnet Carre Spillway land use plan approved by Corps of Engineers
~Matt Scallan
~Corps to stormproof more pump stations in Jefferson Parish and New Orleans

More PR for Harry Shearer's new movie

30 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Slide Show


Unknown said...

Grunwald is a smarmy patronizing stupid piece of shit.

Maybe Katrina scarred people are depressed because we know that we will be abandoned yet again. Maybe if you were a real journalist Grunwald and talked to people other than shills you'd understand the situation.

And it's pretty fucking depressing to lose your job, lay off employees, possibly become homeless due to loss of income from the pollution, and have your environment poisoned amongst other things.

The wetlands were going away anyway. It's no big deal except for the fact these wetlands are a nursery for marine life. And while the grasses may make it, the organisms under the water may not. Or these organisms may survive, but be contaminated. Food chain motherfucker, do you understand it?!

Not to mention that oil from the Ixtoc spill is still on Mexican rocks. Even the ~magic~ Gulf bacteria seem to have their limits.

I'm certainly not a chicken little or a doom and gloomer, but to say that everything will be back to normal in short order is ridiculous.

Just like after 9/11 when the gov't proclaimed the air in Manhattan safe when it wasn't. People who think that the gov't isn't influenced by moneyed entities are only fooling themselves.

Editilla said...

Thanks Jacque.
You got dat'right.
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