Diane Castle

< class="art-postheader">How to Cover Up a Global Disaster: Lessons from the Ongoing BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

A mere two weeks after the Coast Guard gave BP the okay to halt cleanup operations in the Gulf comes BP’s startling announcement that oil is still leaking from the Macondo field. This time, the oil isn’t leaking from the well head or the riser, but through fractures in the… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">How to Fix the Gulf Safely: Bioremediation

Although initial reports stated the oil dispersant called Corexit was as safe as Dawn soap, recent studies have shown that Corexit contains carginogens and other harmful substances. Earthjustice, in collaboration with Toxipedia, released a report finding that of the 57 ingredients listed in various mixtures of Corexit:

< class="art-postheader">What’s Good in the Gulf: EcoRigs

With all the recent posts highlighting everything bad that’s going on in the Gulf, I wanted to take a beat and talk about what’s good down there. Namely, EcoRigs.


EcoRigs is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to save retired oil rig platforms from removal to be redeployed for… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">Is This A Literal BP Cover-Up?

The tar balls that washed up all across the Gulf Coast post Hurricane Lee are confirmed matches for the Louisiana crude that spewed from the ocean floor after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.  What’s more, a study by Auburn University revealed this week that the the oil has barely degraded… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">Tar Balls on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Lee are Confirmed Remnants of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Civil engineering faculty members at Auburn University analyzed the tar balls littering Alabama beaches after Hurricane Lee. Preliminary results confirm that the chemical signature of the tar balls, which have washed up from tar mat fragments offshore, is the same as that of the oil from teh BP Deepwater Horizon… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">Mississippi Resident Pleads with Media to Cover Oil-Related Illnesses Among Gulf Residents

While mainstream media has made a few mentions of the tar balls that washed ashore on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Lee, it has neglected to mention the high volume of fresh oil that has washed up in various places, including Fourchon Beach, Pensacola Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, and Bay… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">Even More Reports of Tar Balls, Fresh Oil, and Corexit on the Gulf Beaches and in the Water Right Now

I’m encouraged to see that local media is at least reporting on the tar balls and tar mats, but I have yet to see any reports about where the fresh oil is coming from and what will be done about it, except from. . . Al Jazeera?   What’s wrong… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">BP America Blues: Shocking Images of Oil and Dead Marine Life on the Beaches Right Now

In an effort to show the world the harm BP has inflicted on the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Residents have banded together to create a comprehensive presentation of images from the beaches as they are right now. I repeat, these are NOT images from 2010 immediately after the spill.… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">A Collection of Videos and Pictures of Oil and Corexit on the Beaches Before AND After Hurricane Lee

Here it is: videographic evidence of massive amounts of oil and Corexit all over the Gulf beaches, both before and after Hurricane Lee. I want to emphasize that this is happening NOW. These are not shots from 2010. If you ask me, this is pretty damning evidence that the BP… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">Pretty Slick: A Documentary Feature on the Year of the Oil Spill

A must watch! Visit the Pretty Slick web site here!

Pretty Slick movie clips (BP Gulf oil spill) from james fox on Vimeo.

Find out more about the legal thriller, Black Oil, Red Blood here. A portion of the proceeds benefits Gulf People Helping People. Read for… Continue reading