Al Jazeera just published an astonishing report on the after-effects of the BP oil disaster, and it's not pretty. There are an alarming number of deformities in sea creatures: mutated shrimp, fish with sores and lesions, eyeless crabs and more. It's unlike anything local fisherman have ever seen.
Sometimes we all have to to own up to our mistakes and serve the time. But not the classy folks at BP! According to the NY Times, BP will challenge estimates of the oil spilled in order to reduce their fine.
Halliburton and BP knew the cement mixture used to seal the Macondo well, the one drilled during the Deepwater Rig explosion, was unreliable but used it anyway, according a new report from the presidential commission investigating the disaster.
BP says they were successful in placing a cement plug on the leaking Gulf oil well, the final step of their static kill procedure. Their next effort will be the construction of a relief well.
How are we going to clean up the Gulf oil mess? Easy. With waste material from power plants, of course. Oh, and it's a certifiably eco-friendly method. That's right: we're finally getting a real-life toxic avenger.
The live stream above shows BP's attempt to permanently stop the flow of oil by piling on a bunch of mud and cement over the gusher—a method also known as a static kill.
How is the scrappy Plaquemines Parish Inland Waterway Strike Force cleaning up BP's mess as oil creeps into their backyard—the wetlands of southeastern Louisiana? With dustbusters. And they say they're "knocking the socks off" BP's cleanup crews. Video:
This image was posted on BP's main website until yesterday. Look at all of those people working so hard to stem the oil disaster! Now look a little closer. Now be appalled that it's egregiously—and very poorly—photoshopped. UPDATED:
A new cap (pictured) was lowered into place Monday over BP's gushing oil well in the Gulf, and today was temporarily sealed. For the first time in three months, oil is not gushing into the ocean from this disaster.
For the first time in our nation's history, our hopes and dreams and economic fate rest, not on a warrior or a politician or an astronaut, but on a team of repairmen.
According to BP officials, the implementation of their latest containment seal at the Deepwater Horizon rig has been successful. That means that for the first time in months, no new oil is gushing into the Gulf.
This morning will mark BP's umpteenth attempt at containing the ecological disaster they created months ago. And because they're out of new ideas, they're just trading in their kinda-working sealing cap for a (hopefully) better one.
If you needed something to stoke your outrage at BP's handling of the oil disaster, there's this: Clean-up workers are getting sick from exposure to oil and dispersants and BP is reportedly threatening to fire them if they wear respirators.
It's been two months since BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig started spewing toxicity into the Gulf of Mexico. And we're just now learning how the rig's last line of defense failed to prevent one modern history's biggest ecological disasters.