Gulf Oil Spill Reaches Land
Not sure it’s working…………..
georgewashington2.blogspot.com/…/breaking-seep–found–near-blownout-well.html – 2 hours
But this part of the gulf is pocked with natural seeps, he noted. Conceivably the drilling of the well, and/or the subsequent blowout, …
I found this on atimes.com when looking for articles for the DD, and thought maybe it belonged on this thread instead:
Big Oil makes war on the Earth
By Ellen Cantarow
If you live on the Gulf Coast, welcome to the real world of oil – and just know that you’re not alone. In the Niger Delta and the Ecuadorian Amazon, among other places, your emerging hell has been the living hell of local populations for decades.
It’s a very huge disaster for the country as well as for the whole world. The loss is unbearable. The ocean creatures have suffered a lot and of course the good and beautiful beaches turned oily with no visitors. The life affects the most in those regions.
I read the whole discussion and like the explaination of each and every guy about the disaster. Like the videos provided by them so to show the world the huge impact of the Gulf-Oil-Spill.
|It’s a very huge disaster for the country as well as for the whole world. The loss is unbearable. The ocean creatures have suffered a lot and of course the good and beautiful beaches turned oily with no visitors. The life affects the most in those regions.|
|I read the whole discussion and like the explaination of each and every guy about the disaster. Like the videos provided by them so to show the world the huge impact of the Gulf-Oil-Spill.|
BP admits to doctored oil spill photo
July 22, 2010 – 9:41PM
BP has attracted further embarrassment in the wake of its Gulf oil spill
after it admitted to altering a photo on its website that appeared to
exaggerate the activity at its command centre in Houston.
The original picture, which was posted over the weekend, shows workers
monitoring a bank of ten giant video screens displaying underwater
images. However a few telltale discrepancies on the image attracted the
attention of the Americablog website, which has since published new
reports of altered images on BP’s website.
Flaws in the editing of the command centre photograph became evident
after Americablog made a close inspection of the images, revealing small
areas of white space and overlapping graphics.
Following the Americablog report on Monday, BP posted up the original
unaltered image and spokesman Scott Dean admitted on Tuesday that two
screens were blank in the original picture and that a staff photographer
had used Photoshop software to add images.
The altered image has since been removed and the company has not yet
commented on any of the other images highlighted by the Americablog
Interesting interview with Lord Monckton on King World News on this
He talks about why Obumbler said “Hey, no thanks dude!” to all the offers of help from around the world to clean up the gulf. And why your “free press” has not picked him up on this! Much better to leave the oil in the water than to accept the help of Johnny Foreigner – wdf indeed!
Also, he reminds you (yes you my American friend) what your democracy is supposedly all about.
…and just an aside… but do you think that the way you guys vent your anger on this and other forums, means your anger is sated somewhat, so that you dont feel the need to actually DO SOMETHING?
Christopher Walter Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley is a crackpot who sets himself up as an authority on virtually any controversy that comes along. His education was in the classics and journalism and I don’t believe he ever worked in either discipline. The fact that Kingworldnews interviewed him on the gulf oil spill does more to harm Kingworld’s credibility than it does to elucidate the problems of the oil spill. There is no evidence I’m aware of that he has any particular knowledge of the oil spill that isn’t available in the popular press. He engages in an anti-Obama rant, which is fine, but why would we think his political opinions are relevant to the oil spill? Then, of course, he also sets off on another anti-climate change rant in which he again displays his nearly complete ignorance and/or misrepresentation on the subject.
I have been skeptical of Kingworld anyway, and this does nothing to reclaim their reputation.
Listen to this presentation by Prof. John Abraham of St. Thomas University who effectively dismantles everything Monckton has to say about climate change.
edited to add link.
I second you on all that you’ve stated …
I’m Sorry Barrt,
Monckton may talk with an air of authority and English breeding, but I’m speaking as a fully paid up member of the UK, and the man is a walking ***hat – *in translation* – “Couldn’t poor **** out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel”…
My apologies for the use of such strong vernacular, ( …… ) but it appears that wherever there is an issue, Monckton is right in the midst of it, talking through his stretched and engourged privately educated ********, and being paid to do it, which makes a vein in my temple begin to throb like the devil himself.
You might well ask yourself, where are those who could take his place and talk with authority? This is, to me, worthy of enquiry as to who is paying the bills for the Monckton estate while he’s off gallivanting around the globe talking **** …
~ VF ~
NEW ORLEANS – Tony Hayward, who became the face of BP’s flailing efforts to contain the massive Gulf oil spill, will step down as chief executive in October and be offered a job with the company’s joint venture in Russia, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made by the British company’s board, which was meeting Monday in London to decide Hayward’s fate. The decision is the board’s to make, and it was unclear if it had formally done so.
It’s not yet clear what Hayward’s role will be with TNK-BP. He left the board meeting Monday without speaking to reporters, climbing into a silver Lexus that sped off.
BP owns half of the oil firm, which is Russia’s third-largest.
It was once run by American Bob Dudley, now the odds-on favorite to replace Hayward as BP CEO. After Hayward made a series of missteps, including telling reporters he wanted his life back as Gulf residents struggled to deal with the spill, Dudley took over as BP’s point man in dealing with it. He was in London Monday with other board members.
Hayward was called back to London a month ago after a bruising encounter with a Congressional committee and has since kept a low profile.
“We’re getting to the end of the situation,” said David Battersby at Redmayne Bentley Stockbrokers. “To draw a line under it, they need a new chief executive.”
In New York, BP shares rose almost 5 percent Monday as the stock market anticipated a formal announcement about Hayward. Shares of BP PLC rose $1.82, or 4.9 percent, to $38.68 in midday trading in New York. BP shares closed up 4.6 percent Monday at 416.95 pence in London.
The BP board would have to approve a change in company leadership, and there is persistent speculation that chairman Karl-Henric Svanberg, who moved into the post on Jan. 1, is also likely to lose his job later this year.
The one-day board meeting comes a day before BP announces earnings for the second quarter. That report is expected to include preliminary provisions for the cost of the Gulf disaster, with analysts saying that could be as high as $30 billion.
“BP notes the press speculation over the weekend regarding potential changes to management and the charge for the costs of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP confirms that no final decision has been made on these matters,” the company said in a statement Monday to the London Stock Exchange before trading began.
Shares were up 2.6 percent at 408.95 pence ($6.33) in midafternoon trading in London.
Hayward, 53, who has a Ph.D in geology, had been a well-regarded chief executive. But his promise when he took the job in 2007 to focus on safety “like a laser” came back to haunt him after an April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 workers and unleashed a deep-sea gusher of oil.
Hayward’s early attempts to shift blame to the rig operator, Transocean, failed to take the heat off BP. Later remarks that the amount of oil pouring into the Gulf was “tiny” compared to its volume of water and Hayward’s whining that he would “like my life back” made him an object of scorn. That emotion turned to fury when Gulf residents heard that Hayward spent a day at a fancy English sailing race in which his yacht was competing at the height of the disaster.
David Cumming, head of U.K. equities at Standard Life Investments, said the board’s reported intention to remove Hayward is an act of “political appeasement.”
“I think they have taken view that his departure will relieve some of the political and media pressure in the U.S. and help BP rebuild its U.S. reputation,” Cumming told BBC radio.
Chief executives inevitably often are sacked for corporate failure, whether or not they had any direct responsibility for what happened, said Howard Wheeldon, senior strategist at BGC Partners in London.
“Neither should we forget that Mr. Hayward has been master of his own downfall and that by those sometimes unfortunate remarks and attitude displayed in public he made his own situation all the more worse,” Wheeldon said.
Dudley has so far avoided any gaffes. Currently BP’s managing director, Dudley grew up partly in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He spent 20 years at Amoco Corp., which merged with BP in 1998, and lost out to Hayward on the CEO’s slot three years ago.
BP says the cost of dealing with the spill had reached nearly $4 billion by July 19, but that it was too early to quantify the eventual total cost.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said BP’s attitude about making things right was more important than who is running the company.
“BP, from I think everybody’s perspective, made a very bad mistake,” he said. “I think what the world expects from BP is an acknowledgment that something was done wrong. I think BP has a long way to go to gain the trust of the people.”
Hayward makes 1.045 million pounds ($1.6 million) a year as the company’s head, according to its annual report. In 2009, he received a performance bonus of more than 2 million pounds plus other remuneration, bringing his total pay package to over 4 million pounds.
BP is the process of selling assets to raise $10 billion toward a $20 billion fund that will finance the clean up of the mess in the Gulf. BP announced last week that it had sold properties in the United States, Canada and Egypt to Apache Corp. for $7 billion.
Under pressure from President Barack Obama, BP has also announced that it will pay no more dividends to shareholders this year. That move disappointed some 18 million Britons, many of them retirees, who hold stock in what used to be the country’s largest company.