The Coast Guard told media this morning that BP’s diamond-edged saw has become stuck trying to cut through the riser pipe at the top of the blowout protector (BOP), which means the effort to “cap and capture” the oil gushing out the top is stalled until they solve that problem. It’s now apparently freed.
|By: Seymour Friendly Wednesday May 5, 2010 2:50 pm|
Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, the two Senators from Louisiana, speak out in favor of continuing oil drilling as the Horizon oil slick threatens their state’s environment and livelihood. Lieberman backs them up from his perch in the Senate. Pelosi signals no resistance from the vaunted House Democratic majority.
|By: Seymour Friendly Tuesday May 4, 2010 4:40 pm|
The latest spill extent graphic from NOAA shows an increasingly staggering area impacted by the Horizon well leak by mid-week. Winds have reversed now, spreading the slick Westward, and temporarily relieving fears that the slick could migrate to the East Coast though Atlantic fisheries could still be impacted.
|By: emptywheel Monday May 3, 2010 7:20 pm|
As you’ve no doubt heard, BP’s own liability for the damages the Deepwater Horizon spill will cause may be limited to $75 million (though it will have to pay for cleanup). Next time some DC politico gets $5000 from BP, I hope they reflect on the fact that that’s all BP wants to pay for putting a family’s entire livelihood on the line.
|By: Seymour Friendly Sunday May 2, 2010 4:00 pm|
Mass media, industry, and Washington, DC have begun their inevitable hysteria and gamesmanship as the Horizon slick steadily grows and threatens more and more of the Gulf coast.
|By: Seymour Friendly Friday April 30, 2010 3:30 pm|
The world appears to have finally woken up to the vast and steadily growing disaster that is the Deepwater Horizon spill. We are seeing the start of a slow-motion replay of the Exxon Valdez disaster.
|By: Seymour Friendly Thursday April 29, 2010 1:45 pm|
A third Horizon leak has been discovered. Officials place the new spill rate at about five times the previously reported rate, or, conservatively, 200,000 gallons of crude oil per day.
|By: Seymour Friendly Thursday April 29, 2010 6:01 am|
As oil continues to spew into the Gulf from the leaking well left behind the wreck of the Deepwater Horizon, the pro-drilling Obama administration demands an “investigation” that drilling supporter Mary Landrieu attempts to use for political cover.