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What if BP Never Stopped the Oil in the Gulf of Mexico?

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BP said today that its latest try to control the oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico may be working. It has lowered a large cap over the blown-out well, 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf, in hopes
of siphoning off the escaping oil.

"I am actually pretty confident this is going to work," BP COO Doug Suttles said on "Good Morning America." "It probably won't capture all of the flow but it should capture the vast majority."

But this is the seventh attempt to stop the well since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and burned on April 20, six weeks ago, and all the others have ended in disappointment.

Which raised a question: What if nothing worked at all? What if the oil just kept coming out of the ground until it stopped naturally? How long would it take? What would be the consequences?

The quick answer is that they would be severe -- though nobody is quite sure how much oil might escape because nobody, even at BP, is sure how much is down there.

"It's huge. It's a big oil field," said Roger Anderson, an oil geophysicist at the Earth Institute of Columbia University. "If 20,000 barrels a day are escaping, it could stay there for years, then drop
off. It could flow at a small rate for a very, very long time."
source - ABC News.com

 
 
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Obama White House Silenced Scientists On Oil Spill:
WASHINGTON - The White House blocked efforts by federal scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could have been. That finding comes from a panel appointed by President Barack Obama to investigate the worst offshore oil spill in history. In documents released Wednesday, the national oil spill commission reveals that in late April or early May the White House budget office denied a request from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to make public the worst-case discharge from the blown-out well. BP estimated the worse scenario to be a leak of 2.5 million gallons per day. The government, meanwhile, was telling the public the well was releasing 210,000 gallons per day - a figure that later grew closer to BP's figure.

Oil From the BP Spill Found at Bottom of Gulf:
Oil from the BP spill has not been completely cleared, but miles of it is sitting at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a study currently under way. Professor Samantha Joye of the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia, who is conducting a study on a research vessel just two miles from the spill zone, said the oil has not disappeared, but is on the sea floor in a layer of scum. "We're finding it everywhere that we've looked. The oil is not gone," Joye said. "It's in places where nobody has looked for it." All 13 of the core samples Joye and her UGA team have collected from the bottom of the gulf are showing oil from the spill, she said. In an interview with ABC News from her vessel, Joye said the oil cannot be natural seepage into the gulf, because the cores they've tested are showing oil only at the top. With natural seepage, the oil would spread from the top to the bottom of the core, she said." source - ABC News

2nd Oil rig explodes in Gulf of Mexico: GRAND ISLE, LA (WAFB) - The Coast Guard is responding to another oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Coast Guard, 13 people were onboard when it exploded and caught fire Thursday morning. Everyone is accounted for. Officials are reporting one injury.



The injured worker is being taken to Terrebonne General Medical Center. The other workers are in the water in immersion suits. The rig is located about 90 miles south of Vermilion Bay." source - CBS News


Spike Lee calls government report on vanished Gulf of Mexico oil a lie : BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Filmmaker Spike Lee is calling a "lie" a U.S. government report that 75 percent of the spilled Gulf Coast oil is gone. Speaking to a meeting of the Television Critics Association on Saturday, Lee said journalists should expose what he called the real story. He argued that it's unlikely that "abracadabra, presto chango" the vast majority of the oil has vanished from Gulf of Mexico waters and coastal wetlands. source - NY Daily News



Corexit BP dispersant makes oil disappear: Toxic aftermath in food chain to last years: Corexit BP dispersant makes oil disappear: Toxic aftermath in food chain and environment to last years The real damage from the BP Gulf oil spill is in not what is seen, but in what cannot be seen. The unprecedented use of 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersant has served BP well in hiding the physical evidence of the spill. But what it leaves in it's wake is more deadly than the oil. Jeff Goodell of Rolling Stone Magazine claims that since the beginning of the disaster on April 20, 2010, BP has been using an 'out of sight- out of mind' strategy.


Highly toxic and cancer-causing chemicals have made the oil spill 'disappear' - how lovely. Can you say 'cancer-cluster'?

And despite earlier warnings from the US Environmental Protection Agency about the dangers of Corexit, dispersant continued to be pouring into the Gulf of Mexico. Goodell said, "Oil is highly toxic." He added, "Saying that dispersants are no worse than oil - is like saying the disease you have is no worse than cancer." source - Examiner.com





The President that was "so much smarter than George Bush" has no ideas, no solutions, and nothing to offer as he
flounders helplessy, making one mistake after another. Obama's Katrina is just that. Hope. Change. Nothing.

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Methane in Gulf "astonishingly high": U.S. scientist: (Reuters) - As much as 1 million times the normal level of methane gas has been found in some regions near the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, enough to potentially deplete oxygen and create a dead zone, U.S. scientists said on Tuesday. Texas A&M University oceanography professor John Kessler, just back from a 10-day research expedition near the BP Plc oil spill in the gulf, says methane gas levels in some areas are "astonishingly high." Kessler's crew took measurements of both surface and deep water within a 5-mile (8 kilometer) radius of BP's broken wellhead.

"There is an incredible amount of methane in there," Kessler told reporters in a telephone briefing. In some areas, the crew of 12 scientists found concentrations that were 100,000 times higher than normal. "We saw them approach a million times above background concentrations" in some areas, Kessler said. source - Reuters.com

Gulf sea floor now leaking oil: BP has confirmed that there is an oil leak on the sea floor several miles away from the Deepwater Horizon's damaged blowout preventer. The undisclosed specific location of the sub-sea leak is reported to be billowing oil and deadly methane gas. While the live BP video feed has been focused on the BOP, some oil industry experts
have suggested that the leak being reported today has been played down, despite a report from Florida Senator Bill Nelson last month. (See video below) The third oil leak, which was admitted to by BP shorty after the Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20,1020, may now be emerging from behind what many believe has been an oil spill media blackout. Examiner.com



BP, feds clash over reopening capped Gulf oil well: NEW ORLEANS -- BP and the Obama administration offered significantly differing views Sunday on whether the capped Gulf of Mexico oil well will have to be reopened, a contradiction that may be an effort by the oil giant to avoid blame if crude starts spewing again. Pilloried for nearly three months as it tried repeatedly to stop the leak, BP PLC capped the nearly mile-deep well Thursday and wants to keep it that way. The government's plan, however, is to eventually pipe oil to the surface, which would ease pressure on the fragile well but would require up to three more days of oil spilling into the Gulf. "No one associated with this whole activity ... wants to see any more oil flow into the Gulf of Mexico," Doug Suttles, BP's chief operating officer, said Sunday. "Right now we don't have a target to return the well to flow." An administration official familiar with the spill oversight, however, told The Associated Press that a seep and possible methane were found near the busted oil well. The official spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because an announcement about the next steps had not been made yet. The concern all along -- since pressure readings on the cap weren't as high as expected -- was a leak elsewhere in the wellbore, meaning the cap may have to be reopened to prevent the environmental disaster from becoming even worse and harder to fix. source - Yahoo News

First family to vacation in Maine: WASHINGTON-- The first family's summer vacation plans will include a trip to Maine. The White House says the Obamas will travel next Friday to Mount Desert Island, which is home to Acadia National Park. There will be no public events for the president during the three-day trip. The Obamas also spent time in national parks last summer, visiting Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. source - MSNBC


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New cap is in doubt, may increase the leaking: NEW ORLEANS -- BP's work on capping the Gulf of Mexico gusher was frozen Wednesday after the federal government raised concerns the operation could put damaging pressure on the busted well that could make the leak worse. An administration official, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the talks with BP, said the government was acting out of "abundance of caution" and didn't want potentially dangerous pressure tests on a tighter containment cap that has been placed over the well to go ahead until BP answers questions about possible risks.



At the same time, BP on its own halted the drilling of two relief wells that are designed to be a more permanent solution to plug the well. The delays were a stunning setback after the oil giant finally seemed to be on track following nearly three months of failed attempts to stop the spill, which has sullied beaches from Florida to Texas and decimated the multibillion dollar fishing

The true impact of Obama's Katrina in the Gulf: There is no narration, no music, just the photographic evidence of the impact that Obama's Katrina is having in the Gulf.

Hundreds Of Fishermen Missing Checks From BP: GRAND ISLE, La. -- Hundreds of fishermen from Lake Charles to Moss Point, Miss., were supposed to get checks from BP on Wednesday but didn't. Wednesday night, their lawyer wanted answers. Jeffrey Briet represents more than 500 fishermen, and he said the payment system he set up with BP required his clients to be paid every 30 days. Now that process has suddenly changed without warning, Briet said.



Not only did they spring it on us that the process has changed, but the people I've been dealing with for six weeks who've done a good job said, 'We don't know what the process is going to be. We're not authorized to talk to you about it. Someone from BP will contact you,'" he said. But Briet said he hasn't heard from BP or its lawyers. He said the claims people have been given so much conflicting information about the process that they can't provide answers. "They couldn't tell me," he said.
"And I said, 'I've got 500 people I'm meeting on Saturday. They want to know what the process is.'" " source - WDSU.com
Gulf oil spill likely to reach Florida Keys, Miami, report says: Those shorelines will probably see tar balls in the months ahead, NOAA finds. Also, skimming boats prepare to go back to work, and efforts to help turtles and migrating birds are announced.



"Reporting from Washington and New Orleans -- Hundreds of skimming boats prepared Friday to return to calmer gulf waters in the wake of Hurricane Alex and resume cleanup of the massive BP oil spill, which scientists now predict is likely to reach the Florida Keys and Miami in the months ahead. Using computer simulations based on 15 years of wind and ocean current data, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report Friday showing a 61% to 80% chance of the oil spill reaching within 20 miles of the coasts of the Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, mostly likely in the form of weathered tar balls. Shorelines with the greatest chance of being soiled by oil -- 81% to 100% -- stretch from the Mississippi River Delta to the western Florida Panhandle, NOAA scientists said in a statement on its projections for the next four months." source - LA Times

Oil found in Gulf crabs raises new food chain fears: BILOXI, Miss. -- University scientists have spotted the first indications oil is entering the Gulf seafood chain -- in crab larvae -- and one expert warns the effect on fisheries could last "years, probably not a matter of months" and affect many species. Scientists with the University of Southern Mississippi and Tulane University in New Orleans have found droplets of oil in the larvae of blue crabs and fiddler crabs sampled from Louisiana to Pensacola, Fla. The news comes as blobs of oil and tar continue to wash ashore in Mississippi in patches, with crews in chartreuse vests out cleaning beaches all along the coast on Thursday, and as state and federal fisheries from Louisiana to Florida are closed by the BP oil disaster.


Workers clean oil and tar balls Wednesday from Biloxi Beach, Miss

"I think we will see this enter the food chain in a lot of ways -- for plankton feeders, like menhaden, they are going to just actively take it in," said Harriet Perry, director of the Center for Fisheries Research and Development at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. "Fish are going to feed on (crab larvae). We have also just started seeing it on the fins of small, larval fish -- their
fins were encased in oil. That limits their mobility, so that makes them easy prey for other species. The oil's going to get into the food chain in a lot of ways." source - McClatchy.com

Main Content Oil spill visits get partisan: Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) wanted to fly 10 lawmakers down to the Gulf of Mexico to see the damage caused by BP's gigantic oil spill first hand. House Democrats said no. Scalise's trip was rejected for a variety
of bureaucratic and logistical reasons, but it has also opened a new vein of partisan squabbling over who should be allowed to arrange a trip to view the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.



Republicans want to be able to take trips using their office spending allowance. But Democrats have heard from the Department of Homeland Security, which has asked that Congress organize trips through committees of jurisdiction, to avoid having to cater to a ton of individual lawmakers in a disaster zone, Democratic aides say. GOP leaders say they've heard nothing of this." source - Politico.com

The World's Whitest Beaches No Longer: Horrific footage of the once sugar-white sand beaches of Pensacola, Florida. I spent a weekend on these beaches 10 years ago, and the sand was so white it hurt your eyes to look at it. Like mini-mountains of sparkling sugar crystals. Now look at it...and the water is bubbling like acid. Ask yourself - is this God's judgement?




Boat captain, despondent over spill, commits suicide : William Allen Kruse, 55, a charter boat captain recently hired by BP as a vessel of opportunity out of Gulf Shores, Ala., died Wednesday morning before 7:30 a.m. of a gunshot to the head, likely self-inflicted, authorities said. "He had been quite despondent about the oil crisis," said Stan Vinson, coroner for Baldwin County, which includes Gulf Shores. Kruse, who lived with his family in nearby Foley, Ala., reported to work Wednesday morning as usual at the Gulf Shores Marina on Fort Morgan Road in Gulf Shores, Vinson said.

He met up with his two deckhands at his boat, The Rookie. One of the deckhands later told Vinson that Kruse seemed his usual self, sending them to fetch ice while he pulled the boat around to the gas pumps. As the deckhands walked off to get ice, they heard what sounded like a firecracker, Vinson said. They turned around but didn't see anything out of the ordinary. So they proceeded to gather the ice and wait for Kruse at the pumps. "He never showed," Vinson said. After waiting a while, the deckhands returned to the boat, which was moored where they had left it, Vinson said. They went aboard and found Kruse at the captain's bridge above the wheelhouse, Vinson said. He had been shot in the head. A Glock handgun was later recovered from the scene, and investigators do not suspect foul play, Vinson said. Vinson said Kruse was in good health, did not suffer from any mental illness and was not taking psychotropic medications. ." source -LA Times.

More oil gushing into Gulf after problem with cap : NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tens of thousands of gallons more oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after an undersea robot bumped a venting system, forcing BP to remove the cap that had been containing some of the crude. The setback, yet another in the nine-week effort to stop the gusher, came as thick pools of oil washed up on Pensacola Beach in Florida and the Obama administration tried to figure out how to resurrect a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. When the robot bumped the system just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, gas rose through the vent that carries warm water down to prevent ice-like crystals from forming, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said."
source -Breitbart.com



This image from video provided by BP PLC early Wednesday, June 23, 2010 shows oil continuing to gush from the broken wellhead, at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard said Wednesday that BP has been forced to remove a cap that was containing some of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/BP PLC)

2 People Involved in Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Have Died, Coast Guard Reports : Two people involved in the Gulf oil spill cleanup effort have died, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. Meantime, hundreds of thousands of gallons more oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after an undersea robot bumped a venting system and forced BP to remove a cap that had been containing some of the crude. When the robot bumped the system, gas rose through the vent that carries warm water down to prevent ice-like crystals from forming in the cap, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said. The cap was removed and crews were checking to see if crystals had formed before putting it back on. Allen did not say how long that might take."
source -FoxNews.com




As oil hits more beaches, politicians make more waves: "Reporting from Atlanta and Washington -- The effects of the
Gulf of Mexico oil spill continued to spread eastward Sunday, leaving tar balls along the white beaches of the Florida Panhandle, while Washington lawmakers maneuvered through the tricky political currents of the unprecedented environmental disaster. Navarre Beach was among several tourist-dependent west Florida towns where tar balls were reported Sunday and where cognitive dissonance reigned: Everyone knew that the oil had come and that millions more gallons were threatening offshore. But many tourists happily indulged in sand and surf anyway. " source - LA Times.com

Obama goes golfing, BP CEO goes boating: "VENICE, La. (AP) - Just when it seemed Gulf residents couldn't get any more outraged about the massive oil spill fouling their coastline, word came Saturday that BP's CEO was taking time off to attend a glitzy yacht race in England. Tony Hayward's latest public relations gaffe didn't sit well with people in the U.S. who have seen their livelihoods ruined by the massive two-month oil spill." source - My Way.com

While the Gulf fills up with over
120,000,000 gallons oil,
President Obama takes time
out for a leisurely game
of golf today."

"Spill, what spill? FORE!!"

President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden. The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip
Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy. Obama left
the course shortly before 6 p.m." source - The Hill.com

Just another 2 billion gallons left to go: "BP CEO Tony Hayward says the reservoir that feeds the gushing well in the Gulf
of Mexico probably still holds about 2 billion gallons of oil. Appearing before a House subcommittee, Hayward estimated that the reservoir tapped by the out-of-control well holds at least 50 million barrels of oil. At 42 gallons per barrel, that's 2.1
billion gallons.

According to government estimates of daily flow figures, anywhere from 73.5 million to 126 million gallons gushed from the breached wellhead -- whether into the water or captured. That means the reservoir likely holds 94 to 97 percent of its oil.
At the current flow rate, it would take from two to nearly four years for all the oil to leak from the field if it can't be stopped." source - CS Monitor.com

Still a day late and a dollar short: In what has been complete the hallmark of the Obama Presidency - incompetence - the
new Gulf Spill Recovery Czar, Ray Mabus, willl tackle what has become the nations's largest environmental disaster, on a
part-time basis! Awesome, Barry...good job.

"President Barack Obama's point man charting a new future for the oil-poisoned Gulf Coast will do the job part-time. Some environmentalists said the job demands someone's full attention. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who oversees 900,000 Navy and Marine personnel, is inheriting an amorphous second job as the Obama administration's leader of long-term environmental and economic planning. His task is no less than rebuilding a region still suffering after Hurricane Katrina and beset by decades of environmental problems. Mabus won't resign from his Navy job. When President George W. Bush picked Donald Powell to lead the recovery after Hurricane Katrina, Powell resigned as head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp." source - ABC News.com
Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard : Talk about a CONSPIRACY, the Coast
Guard has been ordered by the Obama administration to STOP barges off the coase of Louisiana from sucking up more of the
deadly oil spill.

"Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor's wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore. It's the most frustrating thing," the Republican governor said today in Buras, La. "Literally, yesterday morning we found out that they were halting all of these barges."

"The Coast Guard came and shut them down," Jindal said. "You got men on the barges in the oil, and they have been told by the Coast Guard, 'Cease and desist. Stop sucking up that oil.' source - ABC News.com







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Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard : Talk about a CONSPIRACY, the Coast
Guard has been ordered by the Obama administration to STOP barges off the coase of Louisiana from sucking up more of the
deadly oil spill.

"Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor's wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore. It's the most frustrating thing," the Republican governor said today in Buras, La. "Literally, yesterday morning we found out that they were halting all of these barges."

 
"The Coast Guard came and shut them down," Jindal said. "You got men on the barges in the oil, and they have been told by the Coast Guard, 'Cease and desist. Stop sucking up that oil.' source - ABC News.com

President Obama finally meets with BP brass: "The news came as President Barack Obama finally had his showdown with top executives of BP Wednesday. The White House had announced over the weekend that it would press the company to set up a fund, which would be administered by a third party, to pay what is expected to be billions of dollars in damage claims from people and businesses up and down the Gulf Coast. Obama was scheduled to spend 20 minutes in the meeting."
source - Politico.com

Louisiana poll ranks Obama worse than Bush in crisis: Our new Louisiana poll has a lot of data points to show how unhappy voters in the state are with Barack Obama's handling of the oil spill but one perhaps sums it up better than anything else - a majority of voters there think George W. Bush did a better job with Katrina than Obama's done dealing with the spill. 50% of voters in the state, even including 31% of Democrats, give Bush higher marks on that question compared to 35% who pick Obama. Overall only 32% of Louisianans approve of how Obama has handled the spill to 62% who disapprove. 34% of those polled say they approved of how Bush dealt with Katrina to 58% who disapproved." source - Public Policy Polling.com

9/11 families' fury as Obama compares BP oil spill to Twin Towers attack: British families of 9/11 victims described
Barack Obama as 'cruel' yesterday for comparing the terrorist outrage to the BP oil spill. The U.S. president said there were 'echoes' between the Gulf of Mexico disaster and the Al Qaeda suicide attacks which killed 2,995 people, including 67 Britons. He said that just as the events of September 11, 2001, had profoundly shaped 'our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy', so the oil disaster would shape thinking on the environment and energy for years to come.


While Obama plays yet another game of golf, millions of gallons of oil continue to flood the Gulf

Those who lost loved ones when terrorists flew hijacked planes into the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade
Centre said Mr Obama's remarks were yet another attempt to slur the UK. source - MailOnline.com

Washington Think Tank Running Obama's Oil Spill Agenda. Clearly, President Obama has lost control of the disaster in
the Gulf as Day 56 dawned with no end in sight. Now, we have a story out of Washington that the President is taking his
cues from an ultra-liberal think tank in the Beltway.

"If you want to see where President Barack Obama's response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster is heading, try following the urgings of the Center for American Progress. The liberal think tank with close White House ties appears to have more influence on spill policy than the president's in-house advisers. On May 4, for instance, the CAP's energy and environment expert, Daniel Weiss, called on the president to name an independent commission to look at the causes of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. On May 22, he did just that.

On May 21, CAP president, John Podesta, privately implored White House officials to name someone to be the public point person for the spill response. A week later, the White House announced that Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen would hold daily briefings on the spill, wherever he would be on any given day. On May 26, Weiss said the White House needed to demand
that BP immediately set up an escrow account with billions of dollars from which claims for Gulf state residents would be paid out. Monday's headlines proclaimed the president's latest get-tough stand: BP needs to set up a billion-dollar escrow account.

What's next, Mr. Podesta?" source - Wall Street Journal.com



The Spill, The Scandal and the President: The inside story of how Obama let the world's most dangerous oil company get away with murder. On May 27th, more than a month into the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, Barack Obama strode to the podium in the East Room of the White House. For weeks, the administration had been insisting that BP alone was to blame for the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf -- and the ongoing failure to stop the massive leak. "They have the technical expertise to plug the hole," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs had said only six days earlier. "It is their responsibility." The president, Gibbs added, lacked the authority to play anything more than a supervisory role -- a curious line
of argument from an administration that has reserved the right to assassinate American citizens abroad and has nationalized much of the auto industry. "If BP is not accomplishing the task, can you just federalize it?" a reporter asked. "No," Gibbs replied." source - Rolling Stone.com



ABC Poll: BP Oil Spill Response Rated Worse than Katrina: By more than a 2-to-1 margin, Americans support the pursuit of criminal charges in the nation's worst oil spill , with increasing numbers calling it a major environmental disaster. Eight in 10 criticize the way BP's handled it -- and more people give the federal government's response a negative rating than did the response to Hurricane Katrina. source - ABC News.com

Another Gulf oil spill: Well near Deepwater Horizon has leaked since at least April 30. The Deepwater Horizon is not the only well leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the last month. A nearby drilling rig, the Ocean Saratoga, has been leaking since at least April 30, according to a federal document. While the leak is decidedly smaller than the Deepwater Horizon spill, a 10-mile-long slick emanating from the Ocean Saratoga is visible from space in multiple images gathered by Skytruth.org, which monitors environmental problems using satellites. source - alacare.com


(Courtesy industrialscars.com/J. Henry Fair) - A crew boat appears to be spraying dispersant on a slick emanating from the
Diamond Offshore drilling rig Ocean Saratoga, working in deepwater about 12 miles off the tip of Louisiana. Skytruth, which
monitors environmental problems via satellite, discovered the apparent leak three weeks ago in a satellite image.



Just how out of touch is President Obama on this oil leak situation? Listen to this:

"BP's CEO Hasn't Spoken Directly With Obama About Leak: "June 6 (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward hasn't spoken directly to President Barack Obama since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20." Bloomberg.com

Watch all the live feed cams from BP by clicking here.


President Obama has been largely absent from visiting the Gulf disaster area.

Gulf Shores, Alabama: Wooden boardwalks leading to beachfront hotels are spotted with oil from beachgoers'
feet, and some condominiums were providing solvents for guests smeared with the brown goo. At Pensacola
Beach, the retreating high tide left an orange stain in its wake. Erin Tamber moved to the beach area after
surviving Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, where she had lived for 30 years. "I feel like I've gone from
owning a piece of paradise to owning a toxic waste dump," she said as she inspected the beach Saturday morning.
source - MyWayNews.com

 
Obama jokes while sick animals line the shoreline, went fundraising instead of solving problem

ON BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - The wildlife apocalypse along the Gulf Coast that everyone has feared for weeks is fast becoming a terrible reality. Pelicans struggle to free themselves from oil, thick as tar, that gathers in hip-deep pools, while
others stretch out useless wings, feathers dripping with crude. Dead birds and dolphins wash ashore, coated in the sludge. Seashells that once glinted pearly white under the hot June sun are stained crimson.

Scenes like this played out along miles of shoreline Saturday, nearly seven weeks after a BP rig exploded and the wellhead
a mile below the surface began belching millions of gallon of oil. "These waters are my backyard, my life," said boat captain
Dave Marino, a firefighter and fishing guide from Myrtle Grove. "I don't want to say heartbreaking, because that's been said.
It's a nightmare. It looks like it's going to be wave after wave of it and nobody can stop it." source - MyWay News.com

TAR BALLS REACH PENSACOLA, FL BEACH: A number of small balls of oil have washed onto Pensacola Beach.
The discovery was made by Sam Champion of ABC's "Good Morning America." Shortly after 7 a.m. today Champion
was at the beach broadcasting live when he knelt in the sugar-white sand and pointed out about a half dozen
small, reddish balls of oil. Escambia County officials are meeting this morning. source - tallahassee.com

Obama Heads to Gulf as Furor Shifts to White House: With the government acknowledging it may be August
before London-based BP can stanch the spill, the situation has assumed a political dimension. For Obama, who
took weeks to take full responsibility for the response to the spill, the worsening crisis evokes the political peril
former President George W. Bush faced after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. "The more the images of oil in
marshlands, and dead birds washing ashore, the angrier the American people are going to get," said Douglas
Brinkley, a presidential historian at Rice University in Houston. "Largely, it's been directed toward BP.



But as the weeks turn into months you can feel, almost on a daily basis, the public's furor start heading toward
the White House." While Cabinet members were dispatched to the Gulf, it took 12 days before the president
made his first trip, flying to New Orleans May 2 and driving two hours in the rain to a Coast Guard station for a
briefing. He took a helicopter tour, although weather kept him from seeing the oil slick. source - Bloomberg.com

 

"And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea:
and the third part of the sea became blood;" Revelation 8:8
 
 

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