Today in oil:
New Government Oil Website
Administration launches new web portal for oil spill response: RestoreTheGulf.org
Drip, Drip, Drip….
More than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells lurk in the hard rock beneath the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental minefield that has been ignored for decades. No one — not industry, not government — is checking to see if they are leaking
BP: “The Check’s In The Mail!”
BP executive Robert Dudley tells Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) that the oil giant has approved $2.7 million in claims by counties and cities and that some of the checks were going out in overnight mail and should already be arriving, including $1.9 million for Escambia County.
Escambia, Walton, And Bay Counties: “What Check??”
….But as state Sen. Don Gaetz, a Republican representing much of the affected Panhandle areas, put it, “I have heard about that $1.9 million check for days now.” [Ray] Dempsey, the BP official who made the promises at last week’s meeting of the Florida Association of Counties in Tampa, did not immediately return a telephone call or email seeking comment.
In Cocoa Beach, A Tar Ball Is Still A Tar Ball
On Tuesday, reports surfaced that Brevard County beachgoers found tar balls at Cocoa Beach, prompting yet another wave of questions and concerns, even though officials say it’s unlikely they’re from the Gulf.
You’re Gov. Bobby Jindal: Which Would You Choose?
Let Louisiana wetlands erode, or your political career? Surprise!
Lot’s of ideas on how to stop the flow of oil sent to BP, but what are they doing with them?
And Finally, Before You Call Me A Debbie-Downer
Rescued pelicans released in Fort De Soto Park!