Gulf Oil Disaster

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Black Oil, Red Blood Now Available. Proceeds to Benefit Oil Spill Victims.

I’m thrilled to announce that the legal thriller BLACK OIL, RED BLOOD is now available in print and for Kindle. Other e-book formats will be available shortly.

I used to work for a law firm that sued Big Oil for exposing its employees to carcinogens like benzene and other… Continue reading

Act Now for the Gulf – A short up-to-date guide for citizen activists and other heroes who love the Gulf of Mexico

Below is a special guest post from activist Cherri Foytlin. Thank you, Cherri, for allowing me to share your letter on this blog.

Hello All,

I wish to commend you on your continuing work on behalf of the people still being affected by the 2010 BP Oil Catastrophe. As you… Continue reading

Response to Joe Nocera’s “BP Makes Amends” Op-Ed Piece in the New York Times

I was a little alarmed to see an op-ed piece in the New York Times this week called “BP Makes Amends,” by Joe Nocera. In this piece, Nocera demonstrates his complete ignorance of the workings of the tort system, criticizes Americans for exercising their Constitutional right… Continue reading

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

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:

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

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

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

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