Monday, November 15, 2010

Top LSU/BP-Funded Scientist: "Dispersants Are the ‘Soap’ That Saved Louisiana’s Coast"
~“Dispersants saved our coast. You can quote me on that!” says Dr. Edward Overton of the Department of Environmental Sciences School of the Coast and Environment at Louisiana State University.
~Editilla Rotellas~You will not find one single person from LSU on this list of esteemed scientists who have stepped up to get the truth straight. We wonder why. Could it be the funding that LSU receives from BP? Oh Snap! We wondered where they got all those robot submarines: SERPENT (Scientific and Environmental ROV Partnership using Existing iNdustrial Technology) is a unique collaboration between the oil industry and the world of science. Since inception in 2002 by founding partners National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, Subsea 7, BP, and Transocean the working partnership has grown steadily to include a number of worldwide organisations including a large number of academic institutes. The latest being LSU (Louisiana State University) School of the Coast and Environment.
Funding for ethanol research at Audubon Sugar Institute has come from several sources. This year, the U.S. Department of Energy provided a grant of $980,000, and BP has given an additional $400,000.

Now we start to see why scientists like Ivor van Heerden make Industry Think Tanks like LSU such a nervous dull boy. ~But lest we allow this particular LSU shill to get away with humping 'definitions' of "publicly available information" in the news --and how that relates to capital investments in the petro-chemical industry-- let's start with the definition of 'Proprietary'.
Hazardous Substance(s) CAS NO % (w/w)
-Distillates, petroleum, hydrotreated light
64742-47-8 10.0 - 30.0
-Propylene Glycol 57-55-6 1.0 - 5.0
-Organic sulfonic acid salt Proprietary 10.0 - 30.0
Hazardous Substance(s) CAS NO % (w/w)
-2-Butoxyethanol 111-76-2 30.0 - 60.0
-Organic sulfonic acid salt Proprietary 10.0 - 30.0
-Propylene Glycol 57-55-6 1.0 - 5.0

People are sick and dying on the Gulf Coast ~Bayougirl

BP-paid school 'spill lesson' draws criticism in Houma~Daily Comet

BP Spits Over Rand Paul’s Shoulder
~Disenfranchised Citizen

What’s the deal with Spanish Lake and Alligator Bayou? ~LaCoastPost
~Nov. 14th Scuttlebutt

Landrieu group visits Europe, Obama taps Garret Graves to Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
~Landrieu, CODEL conclude study of Dutch water management, flood protection

Is Groundwater Depletion Causing Sea-level Rise?~Lakis Polycarpou
~Hat Tip~ Watershed NOLA

Cliff's Crib on Messy Mya's Murder

Audit finds widespread accounting problems at nonprofit linked to Jefferson Parish councilman
~Editilla Crowtellas~Pay no attention to that Godzillian pound Zombie --Slabbed in the living room!

Bobby Jindal: Indian Giver
(subtitled: Where’s the leadership?)
~Louisiana Voice

Obama Team: Attacks In Bobby Jindal's Book Are Baseless~Sam Stein

Monday Reads~Dakinikat, Skydancing

One of World’s Fastest Networks Goes Live in New Orleans

Why public transit matters
~Stephen Crim, The Lens

"My Pit Bull is a Saint" t-shirts now available via mail order

Aung San Suu Kyi's Release "Just the Beginning"~Mac McClelland

Buffalo Fried Turkey~Serious Eats

What You Can Get Us For Christmas: Part 1~Blackened Out

Prospect New Orleans Art Auction & Throwdown NYC

New Orleans Ladies of Jazz Holiday Concert~Jazz News

New Orleans Now with Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Stanton Moore, Henry Butler, and Donald Harrison on Nov. 18 at Chicago's Harris Theater


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