Gulf Oil Spill Ruining July 4th Fireworks For Louisiana Town

Gulf Oil Spill Ruining July 4th Fireworks For Louisiana Town

With the summer of 2010 shaping up to be not exactly peachy for many towns on the Gulf of Mexico as they watch balls of oil drift toward their shores, a number of folks in the region won’t even have their traditional July 4 fireworks to look forward to. [More]

Report: BP Putting $20 Billion Aside For Paying Oil Spill Victims

Report: BP Putting $20 Billion Aside For Paying Oil Spill Victims

As reported late last week, British Petroleum had set an early estimate of $14 billion for payouts to workers and businesses crippled by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But a new report claims that BP has set aside a higher total of $20 billion for this reason. [More]

BP Swears It's Going To Try A Little Harder

BP Swears It's Going To Try A Little Harder

After getting a verbal boot in the butt from the U.S. Coast Guard about their lackadaisical attitude toward cleaning up their mess in the Gulf of Mexico, British Petroleum has come back with a slightly more aggressive schedule for mopping up the disaster. [More]

Coast Guard To BP: Hurry The Hell Up

Coast Guard To BP: Hurry The Hell Up

Perhaps figuring that if a little forceful nudge from the federal government can get BP to stop dragging its feet on paying businesses hurt by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the U.S. Coast Guard has now told the oil giant that they really need to step up their actions with regards to both stopping the spewing crude and containing/cleaning up the mess that’s already been made. [More]

Gulf Oil Spill Shutting Down 134-Year-Old Oyster House

Gulf Oil Spill Shutting Down 134-Year-Old Oyster House

Though BP may be not dragging their feet as slowly on getting out payments to businesses crippled by the huge oil slick that used to be the Gulf of Mexico, that money can only go so far toward keeping established businesses above water. [More]

BP Estimates Oil Spill Cleanup Costs At $3-6 Billion

BP Estimates Oil Spill Cleanup Costs At $3-6 Billion

On the same day scientists studying the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico say that previous guesses at the amount of crude leaked into the water have been greatly understated, British Petroleum has put together their first estimate of what it’s going to cost the oil giant to clean up the mess. [More]

Keep Track Of BP Oil Spill Casualties With DailyDeadBirds.com

Keep Track Of BP Oil Spill Casualties With DailyDeadBirds.com

Though BP has made attempts to keep reporters away from the icky, oily dead and dying animals floating in on the greasy tides of the Gulf of Mexico, they haven’t been able to stop the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at bay. [More]

Big Mouthed BP CEO Says He's Not Leaving

Big Mouthed BP CEO Says He's Not Leaving

Even though it’s keeping him from getting back to his life, BP CEO Tony Hayward says that he has no intention of leaving his post just because his company has dumped a little bit of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. [More]

Don't Worry About Oil Spill. Remember: Oysters Love Crude Oil!

Don't Worry About Oil Spill. Remember: Oysters Love Crude Oil!

The growing oil slick that once was the Gulf of Mexico doesn’t appear to be anywhere near resolution, with all attempts to staunch the flow of petroleum thus far having failed and the only solution that experts are sure will work — drilling relief wells — several months away. But as the fishermen in the area fret about what will happen to their livelihoods in both the short and long term, we found some video evidence that should quell the concerns of those in the oyster biz. [More]

BP Sucking Off 1,000 Barrels/Day From Spill, Only Thousands More To Go

BP Sucking Off 1,000 Barrels/Day From Spill, Only Thousands More To Go

By attaching a mile-long pipe to its leaking well, BP is now able to slurp off 1,000 barrels of oil daily. The Gulf of Mexico spill currently emits about 5,000 barrels of oil per day, according to BP/Coast Guard/NOAA estimates, which have been challenged by independent scientists who put the figure more at 70,000 barrels per day, and criticized BP for using methodology specifically not recommended for measuring large oil spills. BP’s response: we’re here to stop the oil, not measure it. Scientists are also concerned that the oil could reach a major stream that would ferry it into the Florida Keys and up the East Coast. Looks like we’re gonna need a bigger milkshake straw. [More]