Amid growing popular anger over BP’s disastrous response to the gulf coast oil spill, the Obama administration came to the company’s defense on Monday, while again rejecting any federal takeover of the recovery: here.
BP Oil Spill: Residents of Marrero, La., Share Their Frustration and Fears: here.
Daniel Beltra in the Gulf of New Mexico discusses the Deepwater Horizon cleanup effort, the threat to the food chain and the difficulties authorities are making for journalists: here.
76 percent: Americans who disapprove of the way BP has handled the oil spill. A slight majority — 51 percent — also disapprove of Obama’s performance in the disaster, and support for “increased drilling for oil and natural gas offshore in U.S. waters” has fallen dramatically. Already, 316 birds have been found dead on the Gulf Coast, with another 41 found alive but “oiled”: here.
Sitting here in Massachusetts, it’s hard to get perspective on the impact of the spill – but I’m trying to stay connected using some of these online tools: here.
As BP’s broken underwater oil well in the Gulf of Mexico continues to gush over 100,000 barrels of oil per day into the fragile ecosystem, and as sheets of the thick sticky crude start to fill the delicate marsh lands of the Mississippi Delta – Greenpeace UK has launched an art competition to redesign the BP corporate logo: here.
BP’s Oil Slick: LACMA Woes: here.
Britain: As the Tate Modern celebrated its 10th Anniversary, art activists from the group Liberate Tate released balloons carrying oil-soaked fake birds and dead fish in protest of the museums ties to British Petroleum. With the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reaching its 1 month point today and still gushing, this action couldn’t have more appropriate timing: here.
A young heron sits dying on an island impacted by oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in Barataria Bay, just inside the the coast of Louisiana, Sunday, May 23, 2010. The is home to hundreds of herons, brown pelicans, terns, gulls and roseate spoonbills: photos here.
WASHINGTON, DC, May 20, 2010 – Two engineers with extensive experience in the oil industry said on Capitol Hill today that Shell Oil’s plans to begin drilling off the coast of Alaska in less than six weeks are fraught with risks that have not been adequately addressed by the company: here.
A tanker and a bulk carrier have collided in Malaysian waters off the coast of Singapore resulting in an oil spill, the island’s port authority has said: here.