Tagged: BP Oil Spill

VIDEO: The BP Oil Spill, One Year Later

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Photo Credit: “NASA’s Aqua Satellite Sees Gulf Oil Slick in Sunglint” via NASA

“We have already had many deaths of humans directly attributed to this disaster,” says investigative journalist Dahr Jamail.

It’s been 1 year since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig leased by BP exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill killed 11 rig workers, unleashed massive amounts of oil into the Gulf and started the largest environmental disaster in US history. One thing’s for sure, no mater how many times it drops out of the headlines this is not over. Continue reading

WATCH: The Spill, Could The Disaster In The Gulf Have Been Prevented?

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This investigation aired last night on PBS and it gives much needed insight into the managerial culture at oil giant BP. Sure, we know there was greed, but their cost cutting is documented here in such detail you could go from cynical to shocked. You can’t say never again if you don’t really know what happened the first time. Oh and of course, our president is mentioned here…as he should be. Continue reading

Uncertainty In New Orleans After Two Disasters

Photo Credit: Flickr photographer Editor B / Bart Everson

This really says it all about the problems of blighted property and absentee landlords in our neighborhood”. ~Editor B / Bart Everson

We eat, live and we breath this. You know, that’s how we grew up, doing this…

We hope and we pray for the best.

But that’s why I have said this the thing that scares me the most is what’s going to happen if which I think our seafood may be impacted for years to come.

And what’s going to happen then?…I don’t think everybody wants to keep working for oil cleanup. You know, that’s not no future.” ~Marty Nunez, shrimp buyer

BP isn’t off the hook for unleashing their volcano of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, especially since the mainstream media has Continue reading

VIDEO: Van Jones On The Shirley Sherrod Saga, BP & Social Media

Photo Credit: Reuters, Van Jones, former special advisor for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, arrives at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards

What eventually will happen, big picture, is that 5% of the country will have an experience like mine, lose a job because of something on Facebook or something.

And then 10%, and then it will be 15% and then it will stop because enough people will have seen it and enough people had it happen to them to too a friend that there will be a completely different level of wisdom that will emerge in society.

That’s the long-term. ~Van Jones

Also present in this Shirley Sherrod saga are echoes of what lead to the “resignation” of Van Jones, the green jobs promoter and former White House adviser after a high tech lynching from Glenn Beck and the right wing/conservative media. Continue reading

Instant Oil Spill Over Your Blog & Manhattan

That’s right, now you can have all the same disregard for the environment (albeit virtual) that big oil does everyday! Why should they get to have all the fun? ~instantoilspill.com

Here’s another website I’ve found that spills oil all over you and yours in a very unsexy way. instantoilspill.com Continue reading