Thursday, July 22, 2010

St. Tammany Parish president refuses to allow barge removal protecting Lake Pontchartrain~New
~St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis threatened arrest Thursday afternoon for anyone who tries to remove the barges protecting Lake Pontchartrain from the encroaching oil spill, a situation that likely will worsen now that a tropical storm is forecast to enter the Gulf of Mexico and strike the western Louisiana coast.

Louisiana authorities report oil sightings from BP Oil Spill
~Activists covered in food coloring made to look like oil protest BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in Mexico City on Thursday. The sign at far left translates as "Petroleum kills animals."

~IBRRC July 22: oiled bird numbers: Captured alive: 1397, Collected dead: 2599, Released clean: 551: #gulf #oilspill

Okay, You’re Right, I’m Wrong
– Lets Stop Drilling~Garland Robinette

Gulf Fisheries Opened: Safe Or BP Politics, PR and "Sock Puppetry?" ~Georgianne Neinaber, Known Media Felon In Drag

Hello Bonnie
~The National Hurricane Center on Thursday upgraded Tropical Depression 3 to Tropical Storm Bonnie.

Governor Jindal says of hurricanes:

Flags Up Everybody! Welcome to Jay's page o' hurricane images.

Oil spill hearings: Protective devices unused because they were the wrong kind, BP official says

States tweak requests for mental health aid addressing BP Oil Spill stress
~Bill Barrow

The State of Mental Health on the Gulf Coast…BP Hasn’t Given a Dime
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Love is in the Air~American Zombie
~Hey, when did the TP editorial staff and Kenneth Feinberg start dating?

Blackout: Mac McClelland on reporting from the Gulf~Alex Woodward, Gambit

Landrieu’s group studying jail meets in private; no plans to take comments from public ~Karen Gadbois, The Lens

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