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Anyone doubting that criminal investigations are appropriate for the BP spill has to be reconsidering in light of the bombshell revelations that officials at both Halliburton and BP knew the cement was unstable but went ahead anyway – despite multiple failed tests. The revelations from President Obama’s oil spill commission suggest that finding “gross negligence,” which dramatically increases pollution fines, will likely be a slam dunk. The new evidence also [...]

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National Oil Spill Commission investigators have found that the Halliburton cement used to seal the bottom of BP’s wild Gulf well in April was unstable and was used despite multiple failed tests in the weeks leading up to the massive well blowout. What’s more, the commission investigators found Halliburton knew about the problems and used the cement mixture anyway. The finding from commission chief counsel Fred Bartlit Jr. and his [...]

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WASHINGTON — Tests performed before the deadly blowout of BP’s oil well in the Gulf of Mexico should have raised doubts about the cement used to seal the well, but the company and its cementing contractor used it anyway, investigators with the president’s oil spill commission said Thursday. It’s the first finding from the commission looking into the causes of the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers and led [...]

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Grassroots protests start small, and we’re starting to see them organize around the Gulf over the inefficiencies and frustrations of Ken Feinberg’s claims process. WALA-TV out of Mobile is reporting on just such a protest this Friday (Oct. 29) at the Foley Gulf Coast Claims Facility by victims who have simply had enough – not just regarding non-payment of their claims, but on the complete inability to get any answers [...]

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Earlier this week, we made note of BP CEO Bob Dudley’s complaint that the media, in their routine efforts to document the truth about what was happening in the Gulf of Mexico, had created such a gigantic “climate of fear” that he had no other choice but to wage a widespread campaign to harass and intimidate reporters. Because of the fear, you see! Such as, the “fear” that the correct [...]

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Test results are in for oil material found in Pensacola Bay late last month, and the numbers are frightening. A lab experienced in testing petroleum products determined that the oil’s toxicity levels are sky-high. “In its natural state, the numbers are off the chart,” said Heather Reed, the environmental expert for the City of Gulf Breeze who made the discovery. “It’s extremely toxic to human health.” Lab workers had to [...]

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NEW ORLEANS — The federal government has set up a security zone around the wreckage site of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which lies on the sea floor about 50 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast after it exploded and sank in April, leading to the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Justice Department said Wednesday that the zone extends 750 feet in all directions from [...]

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FOLEY, Alabama (WALA) – A few protestors in Foley are trying to build support for a large protest of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility this Friday. They say they deserve answers about their claims and they won’t continue to wait quietly. Tuesday morning, Tosh Peters was outside the Gulf Coast Claims Facility in Foley protesting. He said his marine construction business has been shut down since May and he can’t [...]

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