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BP Cover-up of Oil Spill Scope

August 23, 2010

BP Cover-up of Oil Spill Scope

The BP oil spill, the worst environmental disaster ever, has largely disappeared from the front pages of the newspapers amid assurances from public officials that the oil has disappeared. That’s convenient. Where has five million barrels of oil released into the Gulf gone? For all the business operators and Gulf workers who claim they have…

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August 11, 2010

St. Joe Co. Sues Halliburton for its Role in Gulf Oil Spill

Real estate developer St. Joe Co. has filed a lawsuit against BP for failing to cement the Deepwater Horizon well properly, leading to the largest oil spill in history. Halliburton, known as a major defense contractor, is also an oil field contractor that had sole responsibility for cementing the Macando well which is attached to…

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August 3, 2010

FDA Opens Gulf Waters To Fishing

Florida’s Gulf waters have been reopened to commercial fishing. The announcement was made in late July by federal officials opening more than 26,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico off Pensacola to commercial and recreational fishing. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg reassured the public that the seafood from the area is safe in an official…

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July 22, 2010

Pensacola Beach Hit With Oil

Red flags were erected on Pensacola Beach, warning swimmers to stay out of the water, as workers grabbed fist-sized tar balls of oil from the white sand. The sludge resembled pudding and covered three miles of Pensacola Beach, according to the Miami Herald. One visitor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said he witnessed quart to half-gallon…

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July 20, 2010

Gov. Crist Asks BP for Claims Data

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has sent a letter to BP’s COO asking for copies of all Florida claims data related to the oil spill disaster in the Gulf, an article on TampaBay.com stated. The state wants to evaluate the process for claims in order to be able to measure the economic impact of individual losses…

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July 14, 2010

Model Says Oil Could Hit Florida by August

A new computer model has residents of the east coast of Florida worried about the effects from the BP Gulf oil gusher, according to an article by the Associated Press. The model from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was released Friday. It shows crude oil hitting the shores of the Panhandle has as…

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July 8, 2010

Gulf Workers With Breathing Problems

Before you consider volunteering to pick up oil off soaked Florida beaches consider this. According to a foxnews.com report, a New Orleans emergency room physician reports that he is seeing many cleanup workers come in with the same symptoms, nausea, headaches and respiratory problems. The workers have been out on the water trying to clean…

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June 28, 2010

Jacksonville Beach BP Protest

It’s surprising we haven’t seen more of these in our area. According to a News4Jax article, a protest ordered by the Jacksonville MoveOn Council was held at a BP gas station in Jacksonville Beach, Saturday, June 12. Carrying large signs with an anti-oil message, the protesters waved at passing cars to try and share the…

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June 23, 2010

Citigroup Suspending Foreclosures in Gulf Region

Homeowners in the Gulf coast areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida may be seeing some relief from foreclosure on their home if they have their mortgages through Citigroup Inc. Citigroup, which offers mortgages through CitiMortgage, plans to suspend home foreclosures through September 17th while Fannie May says the companies representing their home loans may…

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