Sep 12 08:22

Scientists Find Thick Layer Of Oil On Seafloor

Scientists on a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico are finding a substantial layer of oily sediment stretching for dozens of miles in all directions. Their discovery suggests that a lot of oil from the Deepwater Horizon didn't simply evaporate or dissipate into the water — it has settled to the seafloor.

The Research Vessel Oceanus sailed on Aug. 21 on a mission to figure out what happened to the more than 4 million barrels of oil that gushed into the water. Onboard, Samantha Joye, a professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia, says she suddenly has a pretty good idea about where a lot of it ended up. It's showing up in samples of the seafloor, between the well site and the coast.

Sep 11 10:21

Scientists Find Thick Layer Of Oil On Seafloor

Scientists on a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico are finding a substantial layer of oily sediment stretching for dozens of miles in all directions. Their discovery suggests that a lot of oil from the Deepwater Horizon didn't simply evaporate or dissipate into the water — it has settled to the seafloor.

Sep 11 01:43

Why is Oil Giant BP Helping Develop California Schools Environmental Curriculum?

Should an oil giant responsible for the worst oil spill in U.S. history play a role in what public-school children learn about the environment?

If you’re in California, there’s a good chance they will. BP has helped develop a new environmental curriculum for California’s public schools

Sep 10 14:11

Expert: ‘Gusher would continue until the well bore hole collapsed or pressure in the reservoir dropped to a point where oil was no longer pushed to the surface’

The gusher would continue until the well bore hole collapsed or pressure in the reservoir dropped to a point where oil was no longer pushed to the surface, said Tad Patzek, chair of the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at the University of Texas-Austin.

Sep 10 14:10

Feds now say relief well kill may be pushed back to OCTOBER

Sep 10 03:11

There was a bad cement job': BP report shifts blame for Gulf of Mexico oil spill to American contractors

BP triggered a further backlash last night as it tried to shift the blame for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

In a report released yesterday into the cause of the spill, the beleaguered British oil giant claims two other multinational companies were largely at fault.

The 193-page internal investigation plays down BP's culpability for America's worst ever oil leak, which took 87 days to plug and strained relations between the U.S. and Britain

Sep 09 20:04

Oil and Corexit in the Water Near Ocean Springs Mississippi

This is just another example of the dispersant that continues to poison the Gulf. While corporate scientists and media puppets declare the disaster over, the people of the Gulf continue to experience sickness with no end in site.

How can this be happening in America? The corporate banking cabal that has worked tirelessly towards a one world government apparently finds the Gulf people, and all people for that matter, expendable

Sep 09 14:39

Researchers find “layer of oil buried about 3 cm deep” 30 km from wellhead; Bottom-burrowing creatures appeared to be “NUKED”, only things alive are the microbes

Sep 09 11:41

Transocean, Halliburton blast BP report on cause of blowout, oil spill

Halliburton and Transocean on Wednesday rejected BP's characterization.

"This is a self-serving report that attempts to conceal the critical factor that set the stage for the Macondo incident: BP's fatally flawed well design. In both its design and construction, BP made a series of cost-saving decisions that increased risk – in some cases, severely," Transocean said in a statement.

Among BP's cost-saving moves that Transocean said compromised safety are the following:

1) BP opted for a single long run of pipe rather than an alternative approach that would have increased the barriers to gas flow.

2) BP failed to conduct a "cement bond log" test to evaluate the integrity of the cement at the bottom of the well, which was what blocked gas and oil from emerging up the production pipe.

3) BP installed fewer than one-third of the recommended number of centralizer devices, which Transocean said had the effect of "dramatically increasing the risk of cement channeling and gas flow."

Halliburton, for its part, said BP officials were in charge and signed off on every step of its work as it pumped concrete to the bottom of the well to block the emergence of oil and gas.

Sep 09 09:38

U.S. Government Loaned Mexican Government More Than $1 Billion to Drill Oil in Gulf of Mexico Last Year; Has $1 Billion More Planned For This Year

The U.S. Export-Import Bank, an independent federal agency, loaned more than $1 billion to the Mexican state oil company PEMEX in 2009 to support the company’s oil drilling in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The bank has another $1 billion in loans in the pipeline for 2010, unless Congress objects.

On May 27, after the British Petroleum oil spill, President Obama imposed a moratorium on U.S. deepwater drilling in the Gulf, effecting 33 deepwater drilling rigs in the region.

Sep 09 07:05

Gulf Oil Spill: Details Of The Days And Hours Before The Blast

Something was wrong.

BP was preparing to plug its well 50 miles off the Louisiana coast, and longtime technical adviser Jesse Gagliano was running computer models to finalize details.

"We have a potential problem here," the Halliburton employee told three colleagues he met in the hallway in BP PLC's Houston headquarters. He said his computer model was predicting a "serious gas flow problem" with BP's well abandonment plan.

Sep 08 10:35

Blood tests on Gulf residents show ethylbenzene and other hydrocarbons

Sep 08 09:47

Gulf Oil Spill Science Experiment On All Says Biologist

Sep 08 05:53

BP says Transocean missed danger signs on rig

BP deflected much of the blame for a rig blast that led to the United States' worst-ever oil spill, releasing an internal report on Wednesday which said that drilling contractor Transocean had missed danger signs.

BP defended its much-criticized well design and said failures on the rig, operated by Transocean, led to gas swamping the platform and creating the conditions for the explosion.

"Over a 40-minute period, the Transocean rig crew failed to recognize and act on the influx of hydrocarbons into the well," BP said in a statement.


But don't forget that US government officials allowed everyone to cut corners for some cash, some drugs and some hookers. That makes it all better.

Sep 06 19:45

BP spill: White House says oil has gone, but Gulf's fishermen are not so sure

No one, it seems, believes the assurances from the White House or government scientists that the oil is largely gone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After all, Obama said combat was over in Iraq, too!

Sep 05 20:11

From the Gulf Stream to the BloodStream, and Why What You’re About To Read Is The Alarm Bell of The Pending Gulf Disaster

When Is Enough, Enough?

For nearly five months, the BP oil disaster has consumed the minds of millions of people worldwide. In addition to the horrific impacts that the crude oil and chemical dispersants have daily on the environment and the economy, a fatal threat has quietly slipped by the public’s proverbial radar.

The harm dealt by this silent enemy is beginning to creep into the lives of those living and working in the Gulf.

Sep 05 13:22

Gulf Residents Test Positive For Oil In Blood

Grand Isle – Several gulf residents have tested positive for oil in their blood as documented by Matt Smith and Heather Rally

Further testing is currently being preformed to find out if the chemical dispersant Corexit, made by Nalco, has entered the bloodstreams of gulf coast residents.

Smith, who is on scene in Louisiana had this to say:

“It’s deadly because it’s accumulative…. the issue here is that these are residents these aren’t even the workers… everyone is getting sick….. it has turned into an aerosol in the air, and no one is talking about this, no one.”

Sep 05 10:22

No Safe Harbor on Gulf Coast; Human Blood Tests Show Dangerous Levels of Toxic Exposure

Even as BP and US government officials continue to declare the oil spill over at Mississippi Canyon 252 and the cleanup operation an unqualified success, for the first time blood tests on sickened humans have shown signs of exposure to high levels of toxic chemicals related to crude oil and dispersants. Some of the individuals tested have not been on the beaches, were not involved in any cleanup operations or in the Gulf water -- they simply live along the Gulf Coast. Several of them are now leaving the area due to a combination of illness and economic hardship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is very simple, really: the US government and BP are lying to the people of this country about the damage to humans and the ecosystem this disaster has created, and the corporate media simply refuses to report on it.

Sep 05 10:07

Did BP Just Blow Up The Obama Presidency?

BP is warning Congress that if lawmakers pass legislation that bars the company from getting new offshore drilling permits, it may not have the money to pay for all the damages caused by its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sep 04 10:49

Oil Madness

Sep 04 09:55

Oil Rain In Louisiana?

Sep 04 09:54

is it raining oil here?

Sep 04 09:54

where did the oil come from?

Sep 03 10:59

Is "The Day After Tomorrow" Happening Today -- Ice Age Imminent?

Jeffrey Green
Activist Post

On August 29th, Lord Stirling issued a scary report warning that "The North Atlantic Current is Gone". We were hesitant to post the article before checking with sources to confirm it's validity. After such research, many of the claims that Lord Stirling makes do indeed have some scientific evidence. However, his claims that the North Atlantic Current is "gone" and that the cause is primarily the Gulf oil disaster and subsequent dispersant spraying are slightly premature. Despite these assumptions, Stirling's report has enough support to cause alarm:

Sep 03 09:59

Mississippi officials find 80 to 90 PERCENT of OYSTERS DEAD — claim NO EVIDENCE OIL CONTRIBUTED

Officials from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) voluntarily “took oyster fishermen out on the reefs off the Pass Christian Harbor on Wednesday to give them a preview of what to expect from the upcoming oyster season,” according to Biloxi’s Sun Herald.

What did they find? “An abundance of empty oyster shells… DMR officials dredged for oysters and pulled up catches with about 80 to 90 percent of the oysters dead,” the paper reported.

Sep 03 09:51

BP ultimatum: Let us drill or funds will dry up

Oil giant BP is telling lawmakers that if it isn't allowed to get new offshore drilling permits in the Gulf, it will not be able to afford to pay for the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the New York Times reported in its Friday edition.

The Times reports the UK-based oil giant is on the warpath against a drilling reform bill passed by the House earlier this summer that would effectively bar BP from getting new drilling permits in the US.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In a normal world, where representatives of the people of the country actually determined what when on in the country, this threat would be characterized as "blackmail"; however, because BP has certain "male attributes" they are able to squeeze very forcibly in both the White House and Congress, I would almost bet that BP will get those new offshore drilling permits.

Sep 03 08:54

Dead Pygmy Sperm Whale Washes Ashore On Beach

Sep 03 08:53

INLAND fish kill near Destin, FL: Reporter says “red plume replaced the visible bottom” & “Oily sheen with a foamy, bubbling substance with reddish stringy globs”

Sep 03 08:52

More whales wash ashore in Florida

Sep 03 08:50

No Safe Harbor on Gulf Coast; Human Blood Tests Show Dangerous Levels of Toxic Exposure

Even as BP and US government officials continue to declare the oil spill over at Mississippi Canyon 252 and the cleanup operation an unqualified success, for the first time blood tests on sickened humans have shown signs of exposure to high levels of toxic chemicals related to crude oil and dispersants. Some of the individuals tested have not been on the beaches, were not involved in any cleanup operations or in the Gulf water -- they simply live along the Gulf Coast

Sep 03 08:49

BP cleanup worker: "EVERY shovel full was LIQUID OIL" while "actually IN the water" in Pensacola, FL

Sep 03 08:48

Mariner Energy Platform Explodes in Gulf of Mexico

A mile-long (1.6-kilometer), 100-foot-wide (30-meter) sheen of oil was sighted near the burning Vermilion 380 platform, which stands in less than 400 feet of water, the Coast Guard said earlier today, citing a report from Houston-based Mariner.

Sep 03 06:53

Let's send British Petroleum into the Fires of Hell.

When you talk about British Petroleum you have to talk about the Bride of Dracula, the original noxious, bat cave, the Queen of England, also the head of the Black Nobility; or close enough. My favorite picture of this slithering reptile is when she goes around on Christmas Day or New Years and dispenses season’s greetings to the junkies and homeless on the street. After a heartfelt, “Merry Christmas!” and a brisk handshake, it’s on to the next affair of state, which usually involves a senior cabinet member porking his chauffeur.

Sep 03 03:20

Video Gulf Stream dying is making extreme weather - Lord Stirling

The Earl of Stirling makes it clear that the ingrained spin of the West is not going to help the ever worsening Oil Spill, he points to a collapse of the Gulf Stream and the extreme weather patterns developing. This is the first part of a web conference interview.

Gulf Stream & Simmons dead a New Ice Age Earl Of Stirling

Earl of Stirling Oil Spill Spin & Science

Sep 02 21:07

Public Website Created for Examination of Environmental Sampling Data

For weeks, Attorney Stuart Smith and researchers Dr. William Sawyer and Marco Kaltofen have been providing evidence contrary to the federal government's assertions that the oil from the BP DEEPWATER HORIZON catastrophe is gone and that seafood from oil-impacted waters are not compromised.

Now, citizens can examine for themselves data compiled by Gulf Oil Disaster Recovery and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) at a public website maintained by Dr. Kaltofen's company, Boston Chemical Data.

"We are thrilled about this new resource," said Marylee Orr, Executive Director, LEAN. "This website allows anyone interested to see what chemicals were found, where they were found, and how much was found. We feel the public has the right to this information."

Sep 02 14:18


Test The Rain Project originated out of concern due to the dispersants being used in the BP gulf oil spill. The EPA along with the Coast Guard provided little oversight over the decisions being made by BP. It was estimated that 1.8 million gallons of dispersant, mainly corexit 9500, had been sprayed into the gulf. Many conflicting reports have come out of the gulf area concerning all aspects of the spill.

Attempting to understand the environmental and health risk associated with the gulf oil spill only raised more unanswered questions. Finding those answers from BP or other Governmental agencies only raised a vale over the spill.

Sep 02 12:19

Corporate Meteors Strike US Gulf (They Got the Whole World In Their Hands)

Perhaps the British Petroleum/Nalco event was the wakeup call we needed in order to look more closely at untouchable corporations that began running the whole world 100 years ago. This is a paper about corporate communism, which is otherwise known as "monopolies" that are now rampant in the US. Monopolies always engage in conspiracy, and their first goal is to conspire to eliminate their competition and choices, establish control over prices and the masses by an elite few. The April 20, 2010, BP oil catastrophe in America's Gulf can be described as a monumental corporate conspiracy. BP was permitted by cronies to dig a hole to China off Louisiana's shores without safety measures or concern for the Gulf's marine ecosystem.

Sep 02 11:37

Oil sheen spreading from rig blast site

A mile-long oil sheen spread Thursday from an offshore petroleum platform burning in the Gulf of Mexico off Lousiana, west of the site of BP's massive spill.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Coklough said the sheen, about 100 feet wide, was spotted near the platform owned by Houston-based Mariner Energy Inc.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Once is a disaster. Twice is stupid!

Sep 02 11:21

Oil sheen spreading from Gulf platform explosion

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A mile-long oil sheen spread Thursday from an offshore petroleum platform burning in the Gulf of Mexico off Lousiana, west of the site of BP's massive spill.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Coklough said the sheen, about 100 feet wide, was spotted near the platform owned by Houston-based Mariner Energy Inc.

He said Mariner had deployed three firefighting vessels to the site and one already was in place fighting the blaze.

The Coast Guard says no one was killed in the explosion and fire, which was reported by a commercial helicopter flying over the site around 9 a.m. CDT. All 13 people aboard the rig were rescued as they floated in the nearby water in survival outfits called gumby suits.

Sep 02 09:39

Well blows out 80 miles off the coast of Vermilion Parish

Coast Guard received reports around 9 am this morning of an oil rig on fire and people in the water.

Sep 02 09:16

Oil Rig Explodes Off Louisiana Coast

How Much more of this are people going to take? What are the odds of another Rig Explosion?

Sep 02 08:46

Dispersant controversy, oil plumes persist in the Gulf

Down a winding road that hugs the water of Bayou La Batre in southern Alabama, out-of-work shrimp boats float quietly along the piers. Near the end of the road, the Alabama state dock houses a dozen twin-engine, steel-hulled boats that BP has under contract to do oil cleanup work. Police cars guard the entrance.

Across the harbor at the end of the public pier, four large white plastic containers sit on pallets labeled: "Nalco Corexit EC9005A. Oil Spill dispersant. Caution: may cause irritation with prolonged contact…do not get in eyes, on skin, on clothing...." Some of the containers have black hand-written letters on the back that says "oil waste water" or "clean water." Another container sits further away on a pallet by itself, with the same warning label but clean.

Sep 02 08:38


WWL-TV in New Orleans has confirmed the Coast Guard is responding to a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dozens are reported injured.

According to the Coast Guard, it happened 80 miles south of Grand Isle.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The MMS has had four months to make certain that the oil rigs remaining in the gulf were safe from the sort of explosions that destroyed the Deepwater Horizon April 20th. Obviously, they failed.

President Obama had 400 days PLUS Four Months to make certain the MMS was doing their job. Obviously, Obama failed.

Obama fiddles with Israel while the gulf burns.

Sep 02 08:18

Reader Photos of Corexit Damage to the Everglades

Sep 02 08:02

The Corexit Experiment - Oil Spill Law

Sep 02 07:59

Risks remain with Gulf well cap coming off

NEW ORLEANS — The cap that ended BP's three-month oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico was set to come off Thursday as a prelude to raising a massive, failed piece of equipment and preparing for a final seal on the broken seafloor well.

Engineers and the government were not expecting crude to break out again when the cap is lifted, but the government wasn't offering any guarantees and oil collection vessels were set to be on standby on the surface just in case.

Sep 02 07:59

Wellhead is BENT (not just a tilting BOP) — “It did not pop straight back up”

Sep 02 07:58

Now Naples-area water testing shows “chemical compounds that can only come from Corexit 9527?

Sep 02 07:57

Overhead shot of black blobs seeping from seafloor -- Sep. 1

Sep 02 07:55

Tremendous amount of fast-flowing white chunks (methane hydrates?) at seafloor -- Sep. 1

Sep 02 07:54

Mobile, AL man says dispersants harmed “central nervous systems” and “internal organs”

Christopher Eldridge of Mobile, Alabama… alleges he was injured during BP oil spill response work by exposure to dispersants… according to court documents.

Sep 02 07:53

BP backpeddles on oil in Pensacola Bay

Despite persistent denials from BP last week, thousands of pounds of weathered oil is being pulled from under the surface of Pensacola Bay every day.

During more than a dozen interviews last week, BP officials and spokespeople for a number of government agencies working on the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill response denied knowledge of oil in the bay.

Even as they spoke, however, Escambia County officials and local fishermen were reporting finding weathered oil, as they've been doing for weeks. BP's own crews were hand-scooping it up, and a submerged-oil team from BP's Deepwater Horizon Response Incident Command Post in Mobile was investigating.

Sep 01 20:21

How investors are making a Killing on the BP Oil Disaster

"But it’s not all bad news.
That’s because the worse the crisis, the greater the opportunity. And right now, savvy investors are quietly positioning themselves for game-changing gains in 2010."

Sep 01 15:57

Raw Footage: Dispersant is STILL being sprayed,plumes in Florida and Alabama

Project Gulf Impact has released a new video that shows the dispersant/oil plumes that we reported on a little under a week ago. Some of the dispersant was still in powder form, an indication that it was freshly sprayed!

Sep 01 13:30

State official concerned area to be “COVERED in OIL AGAIN” after storm stirs up underwater plumes

State Director of Coastal Activities Garret Graves said… “We don’t want to pull up all the stakes and send all the skimmers away and everything else only to have a storm come through and stir up the plumes, and next thing we know, we’re covered in oil again.”

Sep 01 11:42

Project Gulf Impact: Three Different Doctors find PAHs, Heavy Metals, and Arsenic in Blood

It’s been a collaboration of a couple of groups working on the oil spill and other people.

They are actually finding the toxins that are in the oil in the blood of the people who live down there.

Its horrifying because they’re cumulative and they’re heavy metals and toxins…

Sep 01 10:37

BP Workers Orderded Not To Clean Up Oil; Dispersants Sprayed At Night To Sink Oil Instead

BP Vessel of Opportunity Workers Allege that Oil Is Not Being Cleaned Up During the Day … Instead, Corexit Is Being Sprayed at Night

Sep 01 10:37

Uncovering Lies About Disappearing Oil And Toxic Dispersants Found In BP Gulf Oil Spill Waters Opened For Fishing

The rampant use of toxic dispersants, out-of-state private contractors being brought in to spray them and US Coast Guard complicity are common stories now in the four states most affected by BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

While the government denies these reports and even denies using military aircraft to spray dispersants altogether there is plenty of evidence proving they are lying.

Aug 31 17:30

Report: “Miles of dead fish in lower Plaquemines” in Louisiana — “Many types” floating at Garden Island

Aug 31 11:05

Chemist: Oysters contain 1.25% (12,500 ppm) hydrocarbons near MS River Delta

Results of sampling performed by the Lower Mississippi River Keeper in the Lower Atchafalaya Bay area on August 2, 2010

Aug 31 11:04

“CAULIFLOWER” oil near Biloxi tests positive for THREE ingedients in ‘COREXIT’ — “Never seen it that thick before” says photographer

“I’d never seen [oil] that thick before. It looked like cauliflower [PHOTO]. I had never seen it that texture before,” said Jerry Moran, a photographer who made the trip with the scientists.

“This weathered oil was encountered in the Mississippi Sound near Biloxi on August 9,” reported Raines.

Aug 31 11:02

BP Using Gulf Oil Spill Victims As Pawns To Pressure Alabama To Drop Charges

I recently wrote that the State of Alabama has filed charges against BP and Transocean for covering up the BP Gulf Oil spill and for using dangerous toxic dispersants that have destroyed the environment.

Now if we can only get other states to follow suit AND add a few more defendants to the list like the cronies in the Government who are allowing this to happen.

Aug 31 09:56

Oil Tests Positive for Dispersants in the Mississippi Sound

Lumpy, degraded oil collected in the Mississippi Sound has tested positive for several of the main ingredients in the Corexit dispersant used in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to scientists working for a New Orleans-based lawyer.

Officials with the federal government and BP PLC have maintained throughout the oil spill that no dispersant products have been used near shorelines in Alabama or Mississippi.

Aug 31 09:29

Houston, We Have A HUGE Problem ! ! ! (BP America is headquartered in Houston, TX)

Compelling Evidence Points To A Different Well Being Capped.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Aug 31 09:27

Gulf Disaster Fading? Not according to the AP — Memo reveals appointments to “three new positions covering the spill and its aftermath”

[T]o follow the fallout from the largest such disaster in U.S. history… [t]he AP has appointed Harry Weber, Brian Skoloff and Pat Semansky to three new positions covering the spill and its aftermath. According to a staff memo sent Monday…

Aug 31 09:26

Black blobs seep from capping stack as Feds deny any "flow of hyrdrocarbons" (Aug. 30)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

About 30 seconds in...

Aug 31 09:25

Feds: "Extreme fragility" of pipe inside well

Aug 31 05:20

Earl threatens US Coast after hitting Caribbean

Click on the hurricane icon for more info.

Aug 30 14:36

A poor appetite for gulf seafood

In Louisiana, where the fishing industry is as much a part of the state as Mardi Gras, even locals won't eat the catch.

Aug 30 13:25

Tests find sickened family has 50.3 ppm of Corexit’s 2-butoxyethanol in swimming pool

“Our heads are still swimming,” stated Barbara Schebler of Homosassa, Florida, who received word last Friday that test results on the water from her family’s swimming pool showed 50.3 ppm of 2-butoxyethanol, a marker for the dispersant Corexit 9527A used to break up and sink BP’s oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

The problems began for the Scheblers a few weeks after the April 20 blow-out. “Our first clue were rashes we both got early in May. Both my husband and I couldn’t get rid of the rashes and had to get cream from our doctor,” Schebler noted, “I never had a rash in my life.”

Aug 30 11:24

Hurricane Earl a Category 3 and getting stronger

Earl's center is expected to pass near or over the northernmost Virgin Islands Monday afternoon or evening, the center said.

The storm is expected to turn northwest on Tuesday, it said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If indeed BP merely covered over the oil spill with fresh sand, then the next major hurricane across those shorelines will make the deception obvious to all.

Aug 30 09:23

The Gulf Blue Plague is Evolving - Part II: Corexit + Bacteria = Mutated Viruses

The mutagenic achievement of certain chemical agents was first discovered in the former USSR. In 1946, the mutagenic properties of formaldehyde and mustard gas were discovered. Since then, many hundreds of chemical mutagens have been established.

It’s only in microorganisms (such as bacteria and viruses) that some chemical mutagens can drastically increase the mutation rate of certain genes over the mutation rate of the other genes. Chemical mutagens are responsible for a greater number of mutations than are physical mutagens.

Aug 30 07:44

Lab Confirms Toxic Corexit In Sickened Family's Pool

“Our heads are still swimming,” stated Barbara Schebler of Homosassa, Florida, who received word last Friday that test results on the water from her family’s swimming pool showed 50.3 ppm of 2-butoxyethanol, a marker for the dispersant Corexit 9527A used to break up and sink BP’s oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

The problems began for the Scheblers a few weeks after the April 20 blow-out. “Our first clue were rashes we both got early in May. Both my husband and I couldn’t get rid of the rashes and had to get cream from our doctor,” Schebler noted, “I never had a rash in my life.”

Then, on “July [23], my husband Warren mowed the lawn. It was hot so he got in the pool to cool off afterward. That afternoon he had severe diarrhea and very dark urine. This lasted about 2 days,” she revealed.

Aug 29 23:33

BP Deploying Armada Of Unmanned Drone Boats To Gulf

BP deploying unmanned drones to monitor the Gulf - unmanned marine robots deployed for years at a time to monitor water quality, marine mammal vocalizations and weather and water temperature data.

This exactly what we need - foreign boats floating around the entire Gulf monitoring every move.

Aug 29 23:28

BP Deploying Armada Of Unmanned Drone Boats To Monitor BP Gulf Oil Spill

BP has announced it will deploy an armada of unmanned drone boats – called Wave Gliders – to monitor the BP Gulf Oil Spill.

These unmanned marine robots run completely off of wave action and solar power and will be deployed for years at a time to monitor water quality, marine mammal vocalizations and weather and water temperature data.

Aug 29 18:35

Obama vows to finish Gulf Coast recovery

President Barack Obama pledged on Sunday to finish restoring the Gulf Coast area hit by Hurricane Katrina, five years after the storm ravaged the region and hurt the credibility of his Republican predecessor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And there is the motive for all this focus on Katrina the last week, to get Obama off of the hook for the oil disaster by reminding everyone how bad Bush screwed the gulf.

Well, BOTH Presidents @#%$ed up. Bush is gone. Obama is still here wrecking the place.

Aug 29 11:14

Stop the Press; Military Operation Underway in U.S.

Stopping the press is exactly what the establishment has done in regards to the BP oil disaster (or should I say military operation) The media blackout is not even the half of it. The more we dig deeper into this situation the scarier it actually gets. The true scope and scale of this massive military operation is hard to digest. There are clearly some red flags triggering questions that must be raised, and this is where is gets strange.

Nine days after the apparent Deepwater accident, Obama announced that the oil spill would become a Dept. of Defense operation and that the Department of the Interior had dispatched SWAT teams to the Gulf to inspect all platforms and rigs.

Aug 29 10:41

Despite "All Clear," Mississippi Sound Tests Positive for Oil

On August 19, Truthout accompanied two commercial fishermen from Mississippi on a trip into the Mississippi Sound in order to test for the presence of submerged oil. Laboratory test results from samples taken on that trip show extremely high concentrations of oil in the Mississippi Sound.

Aug 29 09:48

Boat explosion in Buras injures several fishermen

A boat explosion in Buras has left several people injured, including a former Plaquemines Parish councilman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BP is leaving a suspicious trial of 'connected' bodies. Strange??? You decide.
Wasn't there a BP contractor who was hit, and killed, by a car? Matt Simmons and his heart attack... Two BP contractors 'suddenly' commit suicide... And, of course, Alaskan X Senator Ted Stevens (with BP ties) and his strange plane crash. Any more??

Aug 28 19:02

‘Blue Flu’ cases spreading around Gulf

“Blue Flu” infecting people along the Gulf of Mexico, other southern states?

Some people are calling it the BP Flu. But it is commonly being called the Blue Flu, because the alleged symptoms include blue lips and skin; and it’s scaring the hell out of people all around the Gulf area –from Texas to Florida.

This Blue Flu is separate from people experiencing something called TILT, or “Toxic-Induced Loss of Tolerance.” TILT is something that hit some of the folks who had been working on the massive cleanup surrounding the oil spill. Symptoms from TILT include eyes and skin being irritated, headaches and dizzines.

People with TILT are typically those who were in the immediate area of the spill, mostly those directly involved with the cleanup. Those suffering from Blue Flu are an entirely different matter. These are people who were not in direct contact with the spill, or the cleanup chemicals. They simply live in the south, near the Gulf.

Symptoms include swollen glands, notably in the neck, fever, vomiting, headache, bluish lip color, numbness in fingers and toes. The most alarming symptom being reported is “severe symptomatic cyanosis.” This is the entire body turning blue, a discoloration of the skin.

Aug 28 18:55

BP Investigation Blocked By Senate

The senate blocks investigation of BP.

The House voted 420 to 1 to give the presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico full subpoena power.

The Senate blocked it.

No subpoena powers. No real investigation.


Even if the President had subpoena power to investigate BP oil, would he even use it? I have a doubt. -- kdtroxel

“Free enterprise ended in the United States a good many years ago. Big oil, big steel, big agriculture avoid the open marketplace. Big corporations fix prices among themselves and drive out the small entrepreneur. In their conglomerate forms, the huge corporations have begun to challenge the legitimacy of the state.” – Gore Vidal

Aug 28 15:08

Confirmed: Corexit Still Being Sprayed in the Gulf

The City's test results have now come back, showing 66 parts per million of dispersant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

EPA has found that exposure to 42 parts per million killed 50% of mysid shrimp within 4 days

Aug 28 11:57

Alabama Charges BP, Transocean For BP Gulf Oil Spill Coverup and Using Dangerous Toxic Dispersants

Now if we can only get other states to follow suit AND add a few more defendants to the list like the cronies in the Government who are allowing this to happen.

WKRG News 5 in Alabama reports that the Attorney General of Alabama has filed charges against BP and Transocean for covering up the BP Gulf Oil Spill and using a dangerous and highly toxic choice of chemical dispersants among other things.

Aug 27 19:05

Large Oil-Corexit Plumes, Fish Kill Coverup and Wackenhut(Photos)

Pictures of freshly sprayed dispersant and a new fish kill.

Everyday it seems we get more and more proof that oil and dispersant are still poisoning the Gulf of Mexico. Project Gulf Impact recently took their second boat trip in the last week. The first trip brought us photos of freshly sprayed dispersant, totally destroying the myth that this disaster is reaching its end.

Large oil and dispersant plumes still linger, continually poisoning and destroying our precious oceans. Internal BP documents show that there were not one but TWO wells, raising the possibility that the ROV cameras may have never been placed near the real leak.

Aug 27 09:51

Blue whale carcasss washes up on Icelandic beach

In a very rare event, the body of a dead blue whale has washed up on a beach in North Iceland, causing quite a stir in the scientific community.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the whale was following the gulf stream current, then it has been feeding off of the Atlantic seaboard, which means possible poisoning from eating krill contaminated with oil and dispersants.

Aug 27 09:32

Fishsticks and the Temporary Art of a Plastic Stationary Ass.

Well, I haven’t got any idea who Katy Perry is but I saw a link on Newsweek, which I ran into after reading a link to Newsweek from about how the seafood in The Gulf of Mexico is safer and tastier than the seafood in any body of water in the world; more or less and it was about her dirty mind. From the picture, I was interested enough to wonder what mind they were talking about, with her ice cream cone licking, children’s fairytale set, which it proved to be when I clicked it and it started playing.

Aug 27 08:18

Cousteau, other experts “stunned” by island “littered” with “many dead birds” — It’s “clear” birds poisoned by BP disaster

Aug 27 08:08

New Outrages Keep Gushing From BP

In its national PR blitz to buff up its image, the oil giant has loudly been boasting that it has hired devastated, out-of-work local people to handle the clean-up. Many have been hired, but the people themselves say not nearly enough. The Nation magazine now reports a big reason for the shortfall — BP has been using inmates to do much of the shoveling and scooping to remove oil from Louisiana beaches.

Aug 26 10:38

BP BACKPEDAL: WE are not using dispersants, but NOT CERTAIN about others — “We have lots of contractors, but no one should be using them”

The next day at a town hall meeting in Buras, LA, BP Mobile Incident Commander Keith Seilhan was asked about the use of chemical dispersants. “We are not using dispersants and haven’t been for some time,” he said.

But when asked whether contractors who operate in state waters could be, he said he could not be certain.

Aug 26 09:30

Feds finally admit oil buried “14 inches under the sand” near Destin, Florida

Officials from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency were on Walton County’s Beaches this week digging holes and finding oil product as deep as 14 inches under the sand.

Aug 26 09:26

“POST-apocalyptic” scene: Two families play in ocean at GRAND ISLE, LA near floating tar balls — Father throwing sand at son

A father jokingly throws sand at his little boy who laughs while dodging it. This, against a background of oil rigs and platforms looming in the Gulf. In the foreground, littering the beach, are tar balls.

We stroll through the area, eyeing even more tar balls that bob lazily underwater, amidst sand ripples in the shallows…

Aug 26 08:31

“We’re seeing way more dispersant than ever before” Large, thick oil plumes, freshly sprayed with poison!

Today, Project Gulf Impact is out on the waters in and around Orange Beach Alabama. What they have found is exactly the opposite of what BP and the federal government have told the American people. Not only did they find oil but they apparently found what looks to be freshly sprayed dispersant, still in powder form.

Why is this toxic dispersant still being sprayed? Warnings from scientists and independent journalists have indicated that Corexit could effect the gulf for at least twenty years.

“Dead fish in Alabama – cells ruptured with lots of corexit and dispersed oil all around….The oil is thick, dispersant already trying to hide it, with dead catfish in plumes.”

Aug 25 17:30

Researchers reveal 80 PERCENT of crab larvae samples from Florida to Louisiana have “oil orange droplets” — NOAA says “HAVE NOT FOUND” IT

The Christian Science Monitor followed up on “marine biologist Erin Grey, a post-doctoral researcher at Tulane University, [who] discovered oily orange droplets inside blue crab larvae she collected in areas affected by the BP oil spill.”

Aug 25 17:29

13.3 ppm of COREXIT found INLAND, near Florida border — Chemist says tests show “toxic solvent” 2-butoxyethanol that “RUPTURES red blood cells” (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

[Cotton Bayou, Ala. resident] Margaret Long… first got suspicious when she saw something in the water she had never seen before. She even took photographs, “Some times it’s about the size of a half dollar. Some times it streams along and its like floating sand.”

She got samples and sent them to chemist Bob Naman in Mobile whose tests results show 13.3 ppm of the chemical dispersant corexit. …

“It concerns me,” says Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon. …

“There is an anger yes, very much an anger. I fear what the long term affects are going to be.” Her only question now is what will be done about it.

Aug 25 17:28

What’s the Rush? “NOAA sends its samples to a lab in POLAND” — “Will take MONTHS” to know

While the initial samples did not show up the droplets [of an oily, orange substance in blue crab larvae], more definitive answers will take months, Lamkin says… adding that NOAA sends its samples to a laboratory in Poland for separation. “It will be some months before we know.” …

Aug 25 17:28

Corexit found in Orange Beach Waters

If tests results are true, the absorbent boom being brought to Margaret Longs house on Cotton Bayou may already be too late.

Aug 25 17:27

Underwater 'River' of Oil Confirmed in Gulf

The hydrocarbon plume/river is 22 miles long, 1.2 miles wide and 650 feet high. It isn't pure crude, of course; it's more like a mix of oil and water.

Aug 25 15:14

The twisted tale of the missing 3rd well that blew at the Macondo Prospect

TransOcean Marianas first drilled at Well A from 7 Oct till 9 Nov 2009. On 28th Oct 2009 Tony Hayward (CEO of BP) disposed 220,000 shares on the same day the Marianas reported some serious well problems which lasted till 31 Oct 2009. Ten (10) days later (on 9 Nov 2009) the well was officially abandoned due to damages sustained from Hurricane Ida. The total depth drilled was only 4,023ft (1,226m) below mud line (bml). On 17th Nov 2009, Byron E Grote another BP Director sold 150,000 of his BP share holding.

On 3rd Feb 2010 the Deepwater Horizon (owned and operated by TransOcean) was directed to drill Well A, by re-entering the previously abandoned well. BP has maintained that this was the only well drilled in February till the blowout on 20 April 2010. The well apparently took a total of 10.5 weeks to reach the targeted reservoir at 18,000 ft bml around 16 April; 6.5 weeks longer than expected. The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) caught fire in a blowout 4 days later (on 20 April 2010) which resulted in the worst ever mega-oil spill disaster experienced during peace time.

Aug 25 12:53

In Time for Halloween, the BP Oil Spill Costume

Aug 25 09:56

BP Gulf Oil Spill's Walking Dead

Millions exposed to uncontrolled hemorrhaging, lesions, cancers

Recently, frustrated scientists presented evidence that millions of Gulf area residents were poisoned by the BP Gulf disaster. Worse, they believe that millions more could be exposed to long term poisoning.

Yet other than those worried scientists few seemed to care.

Now more frightening evidence has emerged: areas of the Gulf Coast may have been saturated with high levels of benzene, hydrogen sulfide and radioactive hydrocarbon effluents--three deadly substances that can cause disease and death years after the initial exposures.


"Benzene and Other Toxic Solvents and Chemicals" - Benzene is a known human carcinogen. Work-related exposure to benzene has been linked to the development of blood cancers and blood disorders. Examples of blood diseases that may be caused by occupational benzene exposure include acute myelogenous leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (which can progress into acute myelogenous leukemia over time), aplastic anemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Certain other toxic solvents and chemicals may also be a cause of blood cancers and disorders. Link:

"BP Death Clouds Already Onshore! Benzene-3400ppb & Hyrdrogen Sulfide-1200ppb TOXIC AIR ALERT" - before the news blackout

BP releases benzene in Texas too For 40 days, flares burned 500,000 pounds of toxic chemicals over BP's Texas City refinery. Yet residents didn't know until weeks later that the flare released 17,000 pounds of cancer-causing benzene. Link:

Toxicity Chart of Hydrogen Sulfide Link:

Toxicological profile for hydrogen sulfide Link:

Radioactivity exposure: air, water, food supply
“Radioactive Hydrocarbon Effluent ...from oil and which possesses higher levels of radium isotopes. The deeper the petroleum reserves, the more likely the reservoirs of oil and methane in those geological formations will contain uranium, thorium or radium. Given the elevated levels of radioactivity at the source, the level of radioactivity associated with the hydrocarbon effluent coming out of the well will inevitably be impacted. Radium isotopes have inherent health risks that ought to be identified and properly disseminated. The concerned resident of the Gulf Coast may want to initiate him/herself in the area of health impacts due to long-term exposure to low grade radioactivity. Of course, the seafood, the waters and the beaches all provide different vehicles for such contamination to take place, each with varying consequences.'

ALERT: Environmental and Health Impacts of the BP Gulf Oil Spill Link:

Scientists plead dispersants not be used: Scientists oppose the use of dispersant chemicals in the Gulf of Mexico Link:

"Assessing the Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Human Health" - National Academies Press
Chapter 3: Short and long term physical effects on human health, p43 - p74 Link:

BP Oil Spill: Dealing with Uncertainty, Human Health and a Manhattan-Sized Toxic Soup Link:

BP oil poisons Gulf food chain Link:

Aug 25 09:55

Study: Oil spill cleanup workers suffered chromosome damage, respiratory issues

Spanish fishermen who took part in a clean-up operation after the Prestige oil tanker spill in 2002 have shown symptoms of chromosomal damage and respiratory problems, a study released Tuesday said.

Aug 25 09:54

Chemist: Mercenaries Hired By BP Are Now Applying Toxic Dispersant - at Night and In an Uncontrolled Manner - Which BP Says It No Longer Uses

Moreover, Naman said that he searched for the main ingredient in the less toxic version of Corexit 9500 - propylene glycol - but there was none present.

Since BP and Nalco say that no dispersant containing 2-butoxyethanol has been sprayed in the Gulf for many months, that either means:

(1) BP has been lying, and it is still using 2-butoxyethanol. In other words, BP is still Corexit 9527 in the Gulf


(2) The dispersant isn't breaking down nearly as quickly as hoped, and the more toxic form of Corexit used long ago is still present in the Gulf.

Aug 25 08:04

Expert panel estimates ONLY “8 PERCENT of the total oil released into the water” has DEGRADED

Oil that has resisted dispersion and evaporation likely will “remain potentially harmful for decades,” MacDonald said at the congressional hearing, adding: “I expect the hydrocarbon imprint of the BP discharge will be detectable in the marine environment for the rest of my life.”

Aug 25 07:39

Internal ROV cam films BLACK BLOBS FLOWING from above cement plug

Aug 25 03:26

America's Gulf: Updating the Greatest Ever Environmental Crime

For months, US media reports distorted and lied about its severity, running cover for BP and the Obama administration, now practically avoiding the crisis altogether as it worsens. An August 20 Inter Press Service report is revealing, quoting Biloxi, MS fisherman Danny Ross saying hypoxia (depleted oxygen) is driving horseshoe crabs, stingrays, flounder, dolphins, and other sea life "out of the water" to escape. Another area fisherman, David Wallis said he's "seen crabs crawling out of the water in the middle of the day."

Aug 24 15:47

BP was warned of gas danger, contractor says

A contractor to BP testified Tuesday that he warned BP that it risked gas leaks in the Macondo well if it cut back on stabilizers for the pipe going down the hole. The warning, he told the Coast Guard-led inquiry into the disaster, was sent via e-mails to BP engineers, including one who refused to testify on Tuesday.

Jesse Gagliano, a technical advisor for Halliburton, which was contracted to cement the well, testified that two days before the explosion he sent BP a computer model showing severe risk of gas flowing into the cemented well if it used fewer than seven "centralizers" at different depths of the pipe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Corporations are by definition entities without conscience.
; this is why laws are needed to protect the public from corporations, which have as their only reason for being profit.

That being said, Obama had well over a year to correct the deficiencies of the Minerals Management Service, and did absolutely nothing to make that happen.

The consequences of this disaster will have an aftermath that will linger decades from now, in terms of destroying both the ecosystem and the lives of those people whose families had depended on the Golf coast for their living for generations.

Aug 24 15:23

Shrimpers on Opening Day: “We caught 12 shrimp”, “Nothing at all” — “Generations of shrimping … DONE”

“How did you do out there?” Craig [a charter fishing captain and guide] asks him. “Nothing. Nothing at all,” the despondent fisherman replies. “How much do you usually catch?” Craig asks. “Hundreds of pounds, sometimes a thousand pounds,” comes the reply.

Craig looks at me and says, “That’s not good.”

Minutes later another shrimper passes us, returning to port. “How’d you do?” Craig asks. “We caught 12 shrimp,” he replies, “That’s one-two shrimp.” …

Aug 24 09:10

The Gulf Crisis is Not Over Slow Violence and the BP Coverups

Three vanishing acts are being played out in the Gulf: the disappearing of the oil from the ocean surface by Corexit, the disappearing of the story by the media blockade, and the disappearing from view of the shadowy private contractors who are making a mint helping BP and the Coast Guard keep a cover on the clean-up. This triple vanishing trick, collectively choreographed by BP and sundry federal agencies, culminated on August 4th in a report released by NOAA that claimed 75% of the oil spill had been captured, burned, evaporated or broken down. The White House hailed the report as something to celebrate. Energy advisor Carol Browne announced: "the vast majority of the oil is gone."

Aug 24 08:37

“Homeless shelters are filling up with men thrown out of work by the spill” — Sleeping on mats in Florida; Large food charities “have run out of money”

Doug Alsem said he went to work… as part of BP’s cleanup program after the oil spill dried up business at his marine construction company in Belle Chasse, La. … “We were out there working and the lady called up … and said not to come back.. Some of these guys are just scratching their heads. They don’t know what they’re going to do.” …

At the Waterfront Rescue Mission’s homeless shelter in Pensacola, Fla., the spike started about two months ago and shows no sign of letting up. The shelter normally sees fewer occupants during the summer, but this year all 37 beds are full, along with 21 mats normally reserved for severe weather.

Aug 24 08:31

South of Tampa: Phones buzzing “with callers reporting oil”

In Sarasota, south of Tampa, “The phones are buzzing at the Sarasota Emergency Management Department with callers reporting oil in area waters,” according to the Herald Tribune.

“But investigators are finding nothing out of the ordinary,” Ed McCrane, director of Sarasota County Emergency Management, told the Tribune.

Aug 24 08:30

EPA data: Cumulative amount of Hydrogen Sulfide UP 800 PERCENT in coastal Louisiana since well was ‘capped’ on July 15

ourly readings in last day have averaged 15-20 times above the EPA’s “safe exposure level”

Aug 23 20:33

BP Gulf Oil Spill Seafloor Fractured So Bad Oil May Leak For Years Even If Relief Well Succeeds

Since the blowout BP has stonewalled congress about the integrity of the well and cracks in sea floor.

Immediately after BP capped the well the pressure was far short of target BP and the Government set for an “intact well” and as time passed the pressure still failed to rise significantly indicating the well integrity test failed.

Soon afterward the ROV’s spotted a new leak on the BOP.

The feds then ignored the warning signs, which included multiple leaks on the BOP and the sea bed. and allowed the well to remain shut in even though it risked an uncontrolled underground blowout and came up with a fantasy story about well depletion being the cause of the low pressure in the well.

Then came the news that 40 feet of the relief well collapsed followed by the discovery of a new methane leak found coming from the base of the BOP just inches from the well.

The government then allowed BP to fill the well with mud during the static kill operation and declared that the well was dead even though the well continued to leak.

As the well continued to leak the Government then gave BP the authorization to fill the production casing with cement even though there was a risk that the cement would not cure properly because of the leaks.

That was followed by an increase of oil and methane hydrate leaks popping up all over the sea floor after which BP started filtering the video feeds to hide the leaks.

Then 48 hours after cementing the well the leaks coming from the sea floor continued and became worse as BP started to degrade the quality of the video feeds and was caught once again filtering the video to hide oil and methane leaks from the cracks on the sea floor.

Then oil industry experts came forward and declared that the entire static kill operation failed and has made it even harder for BP to seal the well.

Finally, almost out of the blue, BP lowered a tool to the well flush it of hydrocarbons in a test that was supposed to run for 48 hours but for some unexplained reason was interrupted last light.

That leads us up to today when the federal government has postponed the relief wells until September while admitting that a collapse in the rock formation and not the cement it pumped into the well may be preventing the flow of oil.

Meanwhile the leaks on the sea floor continue and we have even seen a massive tornado form on the sea floor and a crater that was apparently created from it.

All of these events combined with BK Lim’s analysis and Dr. Bea’s revelations tell us that we have some massive fractures on the sea floor that are leaking all over the place and while the BP and the Feds have declared mission accomplished in reality this is far from over.

Aug 23 18:18

Thousands of dead fish surface at mouth of Mississippi River

Thousands of fish have turned up dead at the mouth of Mississippi River, prompting authorities to check whether oil was the cause of mass death, local media reports said Monday.

The fish were found Sunday floating on the surface of the water and collected in booms that had been deployed to contain oil that leaked from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Times-Picayune reported.

"By our estimates there were thousands, and I'm talking about 5,000 to 15,000 dead fish," St Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro was quoted as saying in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Excuse me, but isn't this the same Gulf President Obama just assured the American people was clean, safe, and free from pollutants, and that the seafood from this region was safe to eat?!?

Honestly, the whole world knows when this man is lying: he opens his mouth...and words come out of it!!!!!!

Aug 23 15:51

Large fish kill found at mouth of Mississippi River Gulf outlet

Thousands of dead fish and other marine life have been found at the mouth of the Mississippi River outlet into the Gulf of Mexico, according to the president of St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana.

"I'm talking about 5,000 to 15,000 dead fish," Craig Taffaro said of the Sunday discovery. Dead species included crabs, sting rays and a variety of fish.

Aug 23 14:39

Dispersants Cause Gulf Fish to Absorb More Toxins and then Make It Harder for the Fish to Get Rid of the the Pollutants Once Exposed

Louisiana State University fish toxicologist Kevin Kleinow has found that the dispersants used in the Gulf increase the amount of toxins the fish absorb and then, once exposed, makes it harder for the fish to get rid of the toxins through normal biological processes.

Aug 23 11:12

Where Did BPs Oil Spill Go?

Then, hungry for dramatic TV footage to support Barack Obama's announcement, that the BP – or, as he preferred, 'British Petroleum' – oil spill was 'the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced', news networks descended on their town. They quickly found what they were looking for: shocking images of Pensacola's famously white beaches thickly-coated with sticky, black crude oil and apparently beyond salvation. The apocalyptic message was reinforced in doom-laden interviews with locals. 'It's damn near biblical. This place is done for!' lamented 36-year-old Kevin Reed, whose family have swum and sunbathed in the area for generations. His anguish was understandable. Yet, as I saw this week, nothing could be further from the truth.

Aug 23 10:53

Mississippi Shrimpers Refuse to Trawl, Fearing Oil, Dispersants

The U.S. state of Mississippi recently reopened all of its fishing areas. The problem is that commercial shrimpers refuse to trawl because they fear the toxicity of the waters and marine life due to the BP oil disaster.

Aug 23 08:27

EPA demands less-toxic dispersant

The Environmental Protection Agency informed BP officials late Wednesday that the company has 24 hours to choose a less-toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to government sources familiar with the decision, and must apply the new form of dispersants within 72 hours of submitting the list of alternatives.

The move is significant, because it suggests federal officials are now concerned that the unprecedented use of chemical dispersants could pose a significant threat to the Gulf of Mexico's marine life. BP has been using two forms of dispersants, Corexit 9500A and Corexit 9527A, and so far has applied 600,000 gallons on the surface and 55,000 underwater.

Aug 23 08:19

Oil is here to stay Gulf park estates Ocean Springs Ms

Aug 23 08:19

Oil in Oyster Bayou

Aug 23 08:02

BP Spill Oil Already Entering the Gulf Food Chain

The recent discovery of trace amounts of oil in blue crab larvae has left experts forecasting dire news for the Gulf ecosystem. It’s evidence that the oil from the spill loosed from the Deepwater Horizon explosion has already begun working its way up the food chain — where it could be fatal to animals who ingest it.

Aug 23 07:50

BP Gulf Cover-Up Exposed

Dr Robert Bea, a top scientist on Pres. Obama's Gulf team has just confirmed our previous story below, stating BP drilled an undisclosed second well, which could even now be leaking unseen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More confirmation that there are two wells that have been shown on the ROV cameras, the blown-out well "B" and the now seen capped well "A".

Aug 23 07:41

Portions of the Gulf are So Toxic that Dolphins, Fish, Crabs, Stingrays and Other Animals are "Trying to Crawl Out of the Water"

On Friday, Inter Press Service reported:

Danny Ross, a commercial fisherman from Biloxi… said he has watched horseshoe crabs trying to crawl out of the water, and other marine life like stingrays and flounder trying to escape the water as well. He believes this is because the water is hypoxic. …

David Wallis, another fisherman from Biloxi… [said] “I’ve seen crabs crawling out of the water in the middle of the day. This is going to be affecting us far into the future.”

This has been a common occurrence since BP started spilling oil into the Gulf.

Aug 23 02:02

How Has it Come to This?

The scene is post-apocalyptic. Under a grey sky, two families play in the surf just off the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana. To get to the beach, we walk past a red, plastic barrier fence that until very recently was there to keep people away from the oil-soaked area. Now, there are a few openings that beach goers can use. The fence is left largely intact, I presume, for when they will need to close the beach again when the next invasion of BP’s oil occurs.

Aug 22 11:34

Divers find seafloor near beaches “COVERED” in “brown residue” from MS to Florida — KIDS swimming around “GIANT POOLS of oily tar balls” big as watermelons

Since July, “Heavy sheen and persistent clouds of dingy brown water washing up in pockets” from the Perdido Pass near Pensacola, Florida to Mississippi is staining the white sand. A recent snorkeling trip along Fort Morgan found the bottom just offshore covered in a fine layer of brown residue,” Raines reports.

Aug 22 11:00

Ed Overton slips up -- Reveals storms can AEROSOLIZE weathered oil and SPREAD IT AROUND

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which means the toxins are being drawn up into the weather systems over the gulf, then to rain down on our food crops across the great plains!

Aug 22 10:19

MSNBC: Hydrocarbons flowing "into the FORMATION" is "THE DOOMSDAY SCENARIO"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And again, looking at this video of the oil flowing out of the destroyed well, from before July 15th, it is possible to read the X coordinate of the ROV and confirm we were then being shown well "B", whereas the videos of the capped well are being taken at the earlier abandoned well "A".

Aug 22 10:15

ALL 8 tests find submerged oil in MS waters — one near public beach; Coast Guard looked and “did not find any”

Aug 22 10:13

Toxic Contamination: Gulf Oil May Not Degrade for DECADES

As you might have heard, scientists are finding gigantic under oil plumes from the BP spill, including one that is more than 22 miles long, more than a mile wide and 650 feet deep.

On Thursday, Dr. Ian MacDonald and and Dr. Lisa Suatoni testified to a Congressional subcommittee that the oil will stay toxic, and will not degrade much further, for decades. MacDonald is an expert in deep-ocean extreme communities including natural hydrocarbon seeps, gas hydrates, and mud volcano systems, a former long-time NOAA scientist, and a professor of Biological Oceanography at Florida State University. Suatoni has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale, and is Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council's Oceans Program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BP is working overtime to limit its liability here, and the Federal Government is letting them get away with it!

Aug 22 10:06


Aug 22 10:01

“THE REAL DOOMSDAY SCENARIO” is a compromised FORMATION and uncontrolled flow to seafloor: Bob Cavnar on MSNBC

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the X coordinate in the well video. That is well "B" we are seeing pour oil into the gulf, not well "A" which is the capped well!

Aug 22 09:36

And Now: The Stealth Obama Ocean Grab

It's not enough that the White House is moving to lock up hundreds of millions of acres of land in the name of environmental protection. The Obama administration's neon green radicals are also training their sights on the deep blue seas. The president's grabby-handed bureaucrats have been empowered through executive order to seize unprecedented control from states and localities over "conservation, economic activity, user conflict and sustainable use of the ocean, our coasts and the Great Lakes."_

Aug 22 09:32

Activist: Gulf fishermen being held responsible for toxic seafood

The US government, and even President Obama himself, have said that Gulf seafood is safe to eat in the wake of the massive BP oil spill.

But an admission from the federal government that it hasn't been testing Gulf seafood for toxic heavy metals, and news that fishermen are being forced to sign waivers making them liable for toxins in their catch, suggest not everyone is convinced of the safety of Gulf seafood.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Could the US government and BP possibly punish the victims - and the American people - any more ruthlessly than make fisherman sign waivers of responsibility for the toxicity of the seafood, and let that seafood into the American food chain?!?

Aug 21 21:39

Oil in Gulf “VERY RESISTANT to further biodegradation” — “Full toxic form for decades”

Aug 21 21:37

Feds provide further evidence that the FORMATION has COLLAPSED around BP’s Macondo well

Aug 21 21:30

Oil will not degrade for DECADES!

On Thursday, Dr. Ian MacDonald and and Dr. Lisa Suatoni testified to a Congressional subcommittee that the oil will stay toxic, and will not degrade much further, for decades. MacDonald is an expert in deep-ocean extreme communities including natural hydrocarbon seeps, gas hydrates, and mud volcano systems, a former long-time NOAA scientist, and a professor of Biological Oceanography at Florida State University. Suatoni has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale, and is Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council's Oceans Program.

Aug 21 19:43

Oil coming ashore, Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Residents living in DeSoto Landing say they've never seen this black mess before. They believe the stained sand covering their beautiful white beach is a sign the oil spill is far from over. "I thought maybe it was a small stretch but I started looking east and west and it went on forever."

Aug 21 10:26

Mississippi Shrimpers Refuse to Trawl, Fearing Oil, Dispersants

The U.S. state of Mississippi recently reopened all of its fishing areas. The problem is that commercial shrimpers refuse to trawl because they fear the toxicity of the waters and marine life due to the BP oil disaster.

"We come out and catch all our Mississippi oysters right here," James "Catfish" Miller, a commercial shrimper in Mississippi, told IPS. Pointing to the area in the Mississippi Sound from his shrimp boat, he added, "It's the only place in Mississippi to catch oysters, and there is oil and dispersants all over the top of it."

Aug 21 10:21

BP's "Cloak of Silence": Geology is "Fractured", Relief Wells May Fail

"In other words, the geology beneath the seafloor is so fractured, with soft and unstable salt formations, that we may never be able to fully kill the well even with relief wells. Instead, the loss of containment of the oil reservoir caused by the drilling accident could cause oil to leak out through seeps for years to come. See this and this for further background."

Aug 21 09:30

Are We Witnessing the Death of Our Planet?

Howard Beale
Activist Post

It seems that we are witnessing the death of our planet right before our very eyes. The extreme weather, Gulf oil disaster and use of deadly dispersants, to decades of agrichemical and synthetic medicines leeching into water ways, and general human pollution resulting in having to now map the North Atlantic Garbage Patch (not to be confused with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch) -- has resulted in major breaches to our interdependent life system.

Here are a few recently-reported disturbing indicators that our life support system may be nearing critical condition:

Aug 21 07:51

NOAA forced to admit that 75% of oil still in Gulf... while testifying before congress

Aug 21 07:50

Feds say FORMATION may have COLLAPSED around outside of wellbore

Aug 21 07:45

WARNING: Feds admit NO testing for MORE TOXIC bioaccumulating metabolites of PAHs

Aug 21 07:44

FDA admits NOT testing for MERCURY, ARSENIC, or other TOXIC HEAVY METALS in crude oil