A Year after the BP Spill, It’s All about Access

By: Saturday April 16, 2011 9:00 am

A year after the BP disaster erupted in the Gulf, Cherri Foytlin walked from her home in New Orleans to the White House, to let President Obama hear firsthand the suffering that continues to affect the residents of the Gulf Coast. Sadly, she couldn’t get an invitation to get past the gate. (Rubbing salt in her wounds — she got to watch Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles stroll past her on the sidewalk on their way inside.)

Meanwhile, BP and certain parts of the government continue to try to spin the news, limiting media access to heroic rescuers, limiting scientific access to spill sites, and otherwise trying to hide the record and avoid accountability.

Access. It’s the name of the game.

 

Top 10 MyFDL Diaries of 2010

By: Friday January 14, 2011 12:35 pm

Check out this list of the top 10 MyFDL diaries from 2010 (based on pageviews). Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our fantastic community of writers. We look forward to reading your work in 2011.

What were your favorite myFDL diaries from last year? Share your picks in the comments!

BP Oil Disaster: New Leak Just Seen on Video Feed – Look for Static Kill Delay Again

By: Tuesday August 3, 2010 6:55 am

Look for an additional delay in the “injectivity test” and static kill operations. A new leak on the well apparatus is shown in video captured August 3 at 9 am Eastern. In addition, oil appears to be leaking from the Gulf floor near the well.

The Wishing Well: Is Macondo the Mouth of Hell Silenced?

By: Thursday July 15, 2010 5:00 pm

For the first time since Macondo, the Mouth Of Hell, first blew out in a fiery explosion on April 20, killing eleven men in the process, BP seems to have the well under control and there appears to be no hydrocarbons leaking into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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