Tag Archives: Oil Spill Gulf

BP has received one of the biggest maulings in corporate history over the past three months as it struggled to contain the oil gushing from its well in the Gulf of Mexico. Newspapers, TV anchors, senators and even the U.S. President lined up to kick the company’s butt and vilify its boss, Tony Hayward. Now, just a couple of days after Hayward threw in the towel and resigned for the [...]

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Posted in Featured News, Oil Spill Facts Tagged , , , , , , , , , Media Outlet: Wall Street Journal (Original Source)

The White House has some tough questions to answer about the Deepwater Horizon disaster in light of a new report from the Center for Public Integrity [1]. In the critical first days after the explosion, the U.S. Coast Guard disregarded its own firefighting policy and might have caused the oil rig to sink — prompting the leak that resulted in the largest oil spill in U.S. history. New evidence unearthed [...]

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Posted in Featured News, Oil Spill Facts Tagged , , , , , , , , , Media Outlet: The Foundry (Original Source)

The director of the homeless service center 15 Place in downtown Mobile calls them “rainbow chasers” — unemployed, sometimes unemployable, people who’ve come to Mobile in hopes of striking oil cleanup gold. “I would say easily since the debacle began, particularly in the last 60 or 70 days, we get two new people a day,” 15 Place Director Lyn Manz-Walters said. “I’m sure every city on the Gulf Coast would [...]

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Posted in Featured News, Human Interest, Oil Spill Facts Tagged , , , , , , , , , Media Outlet: Press-Register (Original Source)

LONDON—Tony Hayward, the departing chief executive of BP PLC, is unrepentant about how the energy giant responded to the U.S.’s largest offshore oil spill. In his first interview after agreeing to step down from the top spot this week, Mr. Hayward said he did everything possible once the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, by taking responsibility for the spill, and spending billions of dollars [...]

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This is the transcript of National Incident Commander Thad Allen’s briefing with reporters July 29 on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The transcript was ditributed by the Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center. Thad Allen: Thank you, Megan. Let me give you a quick operational update and then I’d like to discuss the meeting I had this morning with Governor Jindal and the Louisiana Parish presidents. We continue to [...]

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Louisiana fishermen pray their livelihood will return, hoteliers in Alabama wait for the phones to ring, and New Orleans’ finest chefs cook up public relations strategies rather than po’-boys — all because oil has touched their shorelines. The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has delivered two blows to the states that border the Gulf of Mexico: the actual presence of oil, and the perception that oil is everywhere. From Louisiana’s [...]

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Posted in Featured News, Spill Damages Tagged , , , , , , , , , Media Outlet: Miami Herald (Original Source)

HOUMA, La. — Loulan Pitre Sr. was born on the Gulf Coast in 1921, the son of an oysterman. Nearly all his life, he worked on the water, abiding by the widely shared faith that the resources of the Gulf of Mexico were limitless. As a young Marine staff sergeant, back home after fighting in the South Pacific, he stood on barges in the gulf and watched as surplus mines, [...]

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Posted in Featured News, Oil Spill Facts Tagged , , , , , , , , , Media Outlet: New York Times (Original Source)

NEW ORLEANS — A procedure intended to ease the job of permanently plugging the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico could start as early as the weekend, the government’s point man for the spill response said Thursday. The static kill, as it is called, can begin once crews finish drilling the relief well that is needed for a permanent fix. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen previously said [...]

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Posted in Featured News Tagged , , , , , , , , , Media Outlet: Associated Press (Original Source)

The oil industry has been responsible for thousands of fires, explosions, and leaks over the last decade, killing dozens of people and destroying wildlife and the environment across America, according to a report published today. None of the individual incidents catalogued by the National Wildlife Federation comes close in scale to BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the worst environmental disaster in America’s history. But the thousands of [...]

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Posted in Featured News, Spill Damages, Wildlife Tagged , , , , , , , , , Media Outlet: The Guardian (Original Source)

Charter captain Mike Frenette has been wondering whether the news media are living in a parallel universe. The Internet and mainstream media this week are filled with reports that the BP oil disaster is over, that the Gulf is now devoid of the slicks and sheen, and the marshes are no longer being bathed in crude. That’s not what he and his crew saw at the mouth of the Mississippi [...]

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Posted in Featured News, Spill Damages Tagged , , , , , , , , , Media Outlet: Times-Picayune (Original Source)