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Directory regarding the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, commencing with the BP rig explosion on April 20, 2010, followed by it sinking on Earth Day, April 22, 2010, which is probably when the leak commenced, which has been polluting the Gulf waters and shores since.

Below we provide links and resources to address the questions of how much oil is spilling, what it is doing to the environment, and whether conspiratorial forces were involved, before and after the explosion; and what should be done about it.

Contents

Official Websites


  • http://www.RestoreTheGulf.gov - official U.S. administration site established July 8, 2010; "designed to serve as a one-stop repository for news, data and operational updates related to administration-wide efforts to stop the BP oil leak". provide "even greater transparency and openness about the BP oil spill, our historic response, the tools available to assist Gulf Coast communities, and plans for the region's long-term recovery and restoration."
  • http://www.whitehouse.gov/deepwater-bp-oil-spill

Overviews

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Deepwater Oil Spill - A Longer Term Problem - It’s the ultimate nightmare scenario: all of BP’s attempts to stanch the Gulf Oil disaster (including drilling relief wells) fail. Not only do the relief wells fail, but the broken pipe starts leaking in other places and the sea floor starts to collapse from growing instability. The result is a massive rift in the ocean floor that spews upwards of two billion gallons of oil into the Gulf before the reservoir is exhausted. (The Oil Drum; June 13, 2010)

Oil Field Resource Size

  • The Gulf Coast oil spill's Dr. Doom - Oil and gas industry insider, Matt Simmons, says: "There's a lake at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico that's over 100 miles wide and at least 400 to 500 feet deep of black oil." (CNN Money; June 9, 2010) [15,598 Trillion Barrels.]

Gusher and Slick Size

  • http://www.IfItWasMyHome.com - Type in your location, and a map will pull up showing the size of the Gulf Oil spill overlayed on your location so you can see the relative size.


  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Gusher Size >
    BP oil cap appears to be working; 48-hour testing period may be extended - Though "encouraged" by the readings thus far, a BP executive says that officials may extend beyond 48 hours the ongoing test to determine whether it is safe to keep a tight seal on the well. Low pressure readings could indicate the existence of leaks, and a full seal of the well at the top could force more oil out of the pipes, eventually up to the seabed, creating new leaks, and a much more complicated problem. (LA Times; July 17, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Size >
    Gulf Oil Stream – Tar Balls in New Jersey - Alexander Higgins shows video and photographic evidence of tar balls floating on the ocean in New Jersey, probably from the BP disaster being conveyed via the Gulf Stream. He said he began seeing oil on the water there as early as May 22. One tar ball was the size of a bowling ball. (Morning Liberty; July 10, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Size >
    Computer model predicts the spread of the BP oil spill after one year - Researchers from the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have produced an animated computer simulation that shows the potential spread of the oil over a period of 360 days from when the spill started; assuming the spill is capped by Sept. 17, and not considering oil-digesting microbes. (GizMag; July 8, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Size >
    Tar balls reach Texas -- every Gulf state now touched - More than two months after oil from BP's blown-out sea floor well first reached Louisiana, tar balls are now washing onto a Texas beach, meaning the crude has arrived in every Gulf state. Oil is still on the move, but the fleet of skimmers tapped to clean the worst-hit areas of the Gulf of Mexico is not. (Miami Herald; 05 Jul 2010)
  • BP oil leak setback: 'Top hat' removed, oil flow unhindered - Workers pulled the "top hat" collecting crude oil from BP's gushing Deepwater Horizon well Wednesday morning in a major setback to efforts to contain the leak. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the Obama administration's point man on the BP oil leak, told reporters in his daily briefing that the long term impact of the decision was uncertain [?!?] , but video from the leak showed crude gushing unhindered into the water for the first time since the "top hat" device, also referred to as the Lower Marine Riser Package, was set in place June 3. (McClatchy; June 23, 2010)
  • Scientists: Oil leaking up to 2.52M gallons daily - "This estimate brings together several scientific methodologies and the latest information from the sea floor, and represents a significant step forward in our effort to put a number on the oil that is escaping from BP's well," Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a statement. (AP; Jun 15, 2010)
  • New Estimates Double Rate of Oil That Flowed Into Gulf - A government panel on Thursday essentially doubled its estimate of how much oil has been spewing from the out-of-control BP well, with the new calculation suggesting that an amount equivalent to the Exxon Valdez disaster could be flowing into the Gulf of Mexico every 8 to 10 days. The new estimate is 25,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil a day. (NY Times; 10 Jun 2010)
  • Gulf oil spill 'may top 100,000 barrels a day' - BP’s oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico may be up to four times the scale estimated by a government scientific panel, pumping out 100,000 barrels a day in what equates to the company’s "worst case scenario" and prompting new accusations that executives are stonewalling the truth. (Times Online; 09 Jun 2010)
  • BP says cap catching some 10,000 barrels a day - Engineers searched for ways to capture more oil flowing from a raptured well in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday after energy giant BP said a cap was currently catching around 10,000 barrels a day. An estimated 20 million gallons of crude has poured into the Gulf since the Deepwater Horizon sank April 22, 50 miles (80 kilometers) off Louisiana. ...now the worst environmental disaster in US history. (PhysOrg / AFP; June 6, 2010)
  • Featured: Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Just how big is that gusher in the Gulf of Mexico? - After having been pasted by hecklers on Slashdot, saying that riser was only 21 inches in diameter, not five feet, so his estimates on the oil flowing from the BP well must have been wrong, Paul Noel rebuts with additional information that confirms that the this gusher has been releasing more oil every day than the Exxon Valdez catastrophe. (PESN; May 23, 2010)
  • 22-mile oil plume found under Gulf surface - Marine scientists have discovered a massive new plume of what they believe to be oil deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico, stretching 22 miles from the leaking BP wellhead northeast toward an underwater canyon whose currents feed sealife in the waters off Florida. The discovery by researchers on the University of South Florida College of Marine Science's Weatherbird II vessel is the second significant undersea plume reported since the Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20. (AP; 28 May 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Giant Plumes of Oil Found Forming Under Gulf of Mexico - NY Times reports that scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. Scientists studying video of the gushing oil well have tentatively calculated that it could be flowing at a rate of 25,000 to 80,000 barrels of oil a day. (Slashdot; May 16, 2010)
  • Featured: Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    A volcano of oil erupting - New video showing largest hole from pipe 21 inches in diameter spewing oil and natural gas, along with analysis of the amount of oil on the surface, supports the estimates closer to 1 million barrels per day erupting from this hole BP popped in the ocean floor that contains trillions of barrels of oil and natural gas. (PESN; May 13, 2010) (Comment)
  • Featured: Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Mother gusher danger not passed - With BP applying several fixes to the leaking well and the spreading oil, people might tend to classify this spill as "just another spill" among so many, which will go away after a while. A blowout is still a very real possibility, and the repercussions of the oil spilt are far-reaching. (PESN; May 6, 2010)
  • The Cover-up: BP's Crude Politics and the Looming Environmental Mega-Disaster - Wayne Madsen reports: "There is other satellite imagery being withheld by the Obama administration that shows what lies under the gaping chasm spewing oil at an ever-alarming rate is a cavern estimated to be around the size of Mount Everest. This information has been given an almost national security-level classification to keep it from the public, according to our sources." (OilPrice.com; 06 May 2010)
  • Featured: Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Mother of all gushers could kill Earth's oceans - Imagine a pipe 21 inches wide spewing crude oil like a fire hose from what could be the planets' largest, high-pressure oil and gas reserve. With the best technology available to man, the Deepwater Horizon rig popped a hole into that reserve and was overwhelmed. If this isn't contained, it could poison all the oceans of the world. (PESN; May 2, 2010) (Comments)

Scope

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Scope >
    Report Finds 79% of Oil Remains In Gulf - Contrary to what the media is saying, a report from the Georgia Sea Grant and the University of Georgia released Monday says that a whopping 79% of the oil from the Gulf oil spill still remains in the waters there. The report concludes that the media is way off in their estimates — they are saying that a mere 25% of the oil remains — and that the effects of this spill will be following us for decades while the oil slowly dissipates. (Inhabitat; Aug. 17, 2010)
  • CRISIS / Weather Control: Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Scope >
    Gulf Loop Current Stalls from BP Oil Disaster - Oceanographic satellite data now shows that as of July 28, the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has stalled as a consequence of the BP oil spill disaster. This according to Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, an Italian theoretical physicist, and major complex and chaotic systems analyst at the Frascati National Laboratories in Italy. (PESN; Aug 1, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Raining Oil in Metro New Orleans - Someone posted a video to YouTube showing oil in the rain in the town of River Ridge, up river from New Orleans and near the city's airport. He said you can smell the oil in the air. What does this portend for the Gulf Coast region's human, animal, and marine inhabitants and plants? (Brasscheck; June 24, 2010) I would be relocating before it is mandated. -- Sterling
  • Toxic Oil Spill Rains Warned Could Destroy North America - A dire report prepared for President Medvedev by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources is warning today that the British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico is about to become the worst environmental catastrophe in all of human history threatening the entire eastern half of the North American continent with “total destruction”. (What Does It Mean; May 23, 2010)

Historic Parallels

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Similar Gulf Oil Spill 31 Years Ago - On June 13, 1979, an oil rig fire and disaster occured that resulted in dumping 40,000 barrels per day into the Gulf of Mexico. They tried dispersants, booms, cones over the well, junk shot, etc.... The depth was only 200 feet, and the volume of oil was less than the BP disaster. They were finally able to stop it 9 months later using a relief well. (YouTube / MSNBC; May 26, 2010)

Conspiracy

Conspiracy Elements Overview

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Conspiracy >
    Evidence Points to BP Oil Spill False Flag - Troubling evidence surrounding the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20th suggests that the incident could have been manufactured. - Sales of shares and stocks in days and weeks beforehand - BP report cites undocumented tampering with well sealing equipment - Government uses disaster to push for Carbon Tax, Nationalization talk. (Infowars; June 8, 2010)

Police State Arrival

Intentional Incompetence

Conspiracy Components

  • Featured: Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Conspiracy >
    BP = 'Beyond Petroleum' or 'Beyond Ponzi'? - The architects of cap and trade included former BP CEO. The sales of stock on the dawn of the BP Gulf disaster were of the oil portions of the company, not the solar/wind portions. Goldman Sachs and BP stand to make trillions through cap and trade. Obama is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the last 20 years. (PESN; June 28, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Conspiracy >
    BP Aware Of Cracks In Oil Well Two Months Before Explosion - BP was aware of cracks appearing in the Macondo well as far back as February, right around the time Goldman Sachs and BP Chairman Tony Hayward were busy dumping their stocks in the company on the eve of the explosion that led to the oil spill, according to information uncovered by congressional investigators. (PrisonPlanet; June 17, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Conspiracy >
    Gased in the Gulf -- Part II: Toward Full Spectrum Dominance - Regardless of presidential or other statements about holding accountable those responsible for the latest oil assault on humanity, the U.S. military objective in the Gulf for its ultimate goal of Full Spectrum Dominance has been achieved. The military now controls one of the nation's most important ports, its most inland port, Baton Rouge, and the nation's largest river, the Mighty Mississippi. (Examiner; June 15; 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Conspiracy >
    BP Was Founding Member of ‘Cap-and-Trade’ Lobby - As BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig was sinking on April 22, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., was on the phone with allies in his push for climate legislation, telling them he would soon roll out the Senate climate bill with the support of the utility industry and three oil companies — including BP, according to the Washington Post. (Prison Planet; June 16, 2010)
  • A Smoking Gun in BP's Deep Horizon Mess - a crew from Schlumberger, on contract to BP, hightailed it off the platform at their own expense 6 hours before the blowout becuase BP refused their recommendation to shut down the well. (Godlikeproductions; May 31, 2010)
  • Report details oil company gifts to regulators - Employees of the federal agency that regulates offshore drilling accepted lunches, football tickets, hunting trips and other gifts from the oil and gas companies they were in charge of policing, according to a report [on May 25] by the Interior Department's inspector general. (San Francisco Chronicle; May 26, 2010)
  • Rig workers told to sign statements or can't go home - Workers aboard an exploding offshore drilling platform were told to sign statements denying they were hurt or witnessed the blast that rocked the rig, killed 11 and spewed millions of gallons of oil into the ocean, their attorneys said. (AP; May 11, 2010)

Stock Sales / Shorts

  • Featured: Oil > Ecological Impact / Conspiracy > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    No joke: Goldman Sachs shorted Gulf of Mexico - It turns out that Goldman Sachs really did place shorts on TransOcean stock days before the explosions rocked the rig in the Gulf of Mexico sending stocks plunging while GS profits soared -- benefitting once again from a huge disaster, having done the same with airline stocks prior to 911 then again with the housing bubble. (PESN; May 5, 2010) (Comment)
  • BP chief Tony Hayward sold shares weeks before oil spill - Tony Hayward cashed in about a third of his holding in the company one month before a well on the Deepwater Horizon rig burst, causing an environmental disaster. Mr Hayward, whose pay package is £4 million a year, then paid off the mortgage on his family’s mansion in Kent, which is estimated to be valued at more than £1.2 million. (June 5, 2010, The Telegraph; UK)
  • BP chief Tony Hayward sold shares weeks before oil spill - The chief executive of BP sold £1.4 million of his shares in the fuel giant weeks before the Gulf of Mexico oil spill gusher caused its value to collapse. 05 Jun 2010 Tony Hayward cashed in about a third of his holding in the company one month before a well on the Deepwater Horizon rig burst (Telegraph; June 5, 2010)

Cover-up

Government Complicity in Silencing

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Cover-up >
    Gulf Oil Spill bound BP, feds together - For months, the U.S. government talked with a boot-on-the-neck toughness about BP. But privately, it worked hand-in-hand with the oil giant to cap the runaway Gulf well and chose to effectively be the company's banker. Now, with a new round of investigative hearings set to begin Monday on BP's home turf, there's worry BP PLC could get a slap on the wrist from its behind-the-scenes partner. (MSNBC; Aug. 22, 2010)

Science Silenced

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Conspiracy >
    BP accused of trying to silence science on spill - The head of the American Association of Professors accused BP Friday of trying to buy the silence of scientists and academics to protect itself after the Gulf oil spill, in a BBC interview. A copy of a contract offered to scientists by BP, which the BBC said it had obtained, said scientists are not allowed to publish the research they do for the oil giant. (PhysOrg; July 23, 2010)

Media Blocked

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Media Blocked >
    Felony charges, big fines for reporting within Gulf oil spill zone - COOPER: We're not talking about BP. We're talking about the government, a new a rule announced today backed by the force of law and the threat of fines and felony charges, a rule that will prevent reporters and photographers and anyone else from getting anywhere close to booms and oil-soaked wildlife and just about any place we need to be. (CLG / CNN; July 1, 2010) [Imagine if Bush had done this?]
  • BP Hires Mercs (Blackwater) to Block Oily Beaches - BP, in a move destined to go down as one of the bestest public relations moves ever, has apparently hired a private security company to help to keep pesky reporters from covering the unfolding catastrophe on the beaches of the Gulf Coast. (Wired; June 15, 2010)
  • Efforts to Limit the Flow of Spill News - Journalists struggling to document the impact of the oil rig explosion have repeatedly found themselves turned away from public areas affected by the spill, and not only by BP and its contractors, but by local law enforcement, the Coast Guard and government officials. Scientists, too, have complained about the trickle of information that has emerged from BP and government sources. (June 10, 2010, New York Times)
  • BP's Photo Blockade of the Gulf Oil Spill - As BP makes its latest attempt to plug its gushing oil well, news photographers are complaining that their efforts to document the slow-motion disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are being thwarted by local and federal officials — working with BP (Newsweek; May 26, 2010)

Politics

BP Company Ramifictions

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Britain prepares for the collapse of BP - Amid mounting fears that the oil giant could be broken up or taken over in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, the British government is drawing up contingency plans for a possible collapse of BP. Besides employing thousands of Britains, BP also owns much of Britain's most critical energy infrastructure, and it controls vital strategic assets overseas. ( The Australian; July 7, 2010)

Petitions

  • Don't Let Big Oil Off the Hook - Urge the U.S. Senate to pass strong legislation that will lift this cap, and make BP and other multi-billion dollar polluters responsible for the damages their disasters have on our communities, environment and shared resources.

Poisonous

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Poisonous >
    Scientist Confirms Gulf "Oil Rain" Is Real - Leifer thinks this oil rain is an unprecedented oil spill phenomenon - a combination of the Gulf's high humidity and the columns of thick smoke from burning oil. "...They showed up as if they had almost a millimeter of oil in the cloud.. and ... when they reach land - would in fact rain oil. Air sampling that was conducted both on a boat and by NOAA in the atmosphere showed that this plume contained numerous toxic components." (BeforeItsNews; February 1, 2011)
  • Feature: Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Poisonous >
    Corexit Nullifies Oil-Eating Microbes - The toxic blend of poisons sprayed in the Gulf not only hides the scope of the disaster perpetrated by BP (destroying the evidence while the U.S. Govt. looks the other way) and taints the air and rain, but it also eliminates the natural means of breaking down the oil (via microbes). (PESN; August 6, 2010)

Effects on Wildlife

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    WTF? Is BP Burning Endangered Sea Turtles Alive? - According to Mike Ellis, BP has been keeping rescue teams from getting to the turtles and has even been burning them alive, along with other animals. Because Kemp's Ridleys are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, killing or harming them can bring civil liability and even criminal charges. Is BP trying to "destroy the evidence"? (TreeHugger; June 22, 2010) (Also Natural News)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Methane In Gulf "Astonishingly High" - Texas A&M University oceanography professor John Kessler and his crew, just back from a 10-day research expedition near the BP Plc oil spill in the gulf, said that as much as 1 million times the normal level of methane gas has been found in some regions near the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, enough to potentially deplete oxygen and create a dead zone. (Reuters; June 22, 2010)

Toxic Rain, Effects on Crops

  • Millington Damaged Crops (videos) - A local TV station, WREG in Memphis, TN, 400 miles inland, reports that something is eating through the leaves of crops, destroying them. Could it be toxic rain from the slick and/or the dispersant?

Effect on Human Health

  • Is oil spill also fouling the air? - UCI researchers find disturbing amounts of certain gases above massive Gulf slick. More study is needed. (PhysOrg.com; June 29, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Effect on Human Health >
    Gassed in the Gulf (Part I) - The petro-chemical-military-industrial complex is gassing Gulf Coast residents with poisonous Benzene and Corexit dispersant at dangerously high levels in the largest U.S. domestic military operation to date. Southerners reporting illnesses with symptoms reflecting Benzene and Corexit poisoning have had to face some leaders suggesting the cause to be mental illness, "stress", while others, such as BP chief Tony Hayward, blamed the illness on rotten food. (Examiner; June 15; 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Gulf oil spill is public health risk, environmental scientists warn - Prolonged exposure to crude oil and chemical dispersants is a public health danger. "Every time the wind blows from the south-east to the shore, people are being made sick. It causes severe headaches, nausea, respiratory problems, burning eyes and sore throats." Long-term health effects include neurological disorders and cancer. (The Guardian; UK; May 28, 2010)

Remedies for Human Health

Impetus for Clean Energy

  • Featured: Oil > Ecological Impact >
    Deepwater Horizon debacle pushes alt energy - In addition to devastating ecological despoiling, the oil slick could shut down Mississippi River transport, effecting nearly half of U.S. import/export commerce. The damage to the tourism industry in Alabama and Florida could top $25 Billion a year for several years. Faced with this disaster the Obama Administration has just stopped all off shore drilling. (PESN; May 1, 2010)

Oil Slick Clean-up Ideas


  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Clean-up Ideas >
    CCNY-Led Team Develops Non-Toxic Oil Recovery Agent - A team of chemists at the City College of New York (CCNY) have developed a non-toxic, recyclable agent that can solidify oil on salt water so that it can be scooped up like the fat that forms on the top of a pot of chilled chicken soup. The agent could potentially be used to recover oil lost in the BP disaster in the Gulf. (Energy Daily; July 18, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Clean-up Ideas >
    BP to trial underwater voraxial separator in Gulf - Mounted on a skimmer vessel, the machine takes oil-laden water from the sea and spins it at high speed in a central cylindrical chamber. The resulting centrifugal force pulls the water to the outer edges of the chamber, leaving the oil in the middle. Once separated, that oil is then captured and stored in onboard holding tanks, while the water flows back into the ocean. (GizMag; July 19, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Clean-up >
    To Save The Gulf, Send The Enterprise - James Knochel proposed to facilitate the naturally-occurring oil-eating bacteria by supplementing the oxygen levels in the Gulf, which have become oxygen deprived. The Navy's Enterprise aircraft carrier can produce 310 MW power which could be used to power the pumps (MYT) that will be needed. (TeslaBox; June 28, 2010)
  • Nanotech / Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Clean-up >
    Ecosphere Technologies Files Patent to Raise BP Oil to Surface - Ecosphere Technologies, Inc., a diversified water engineering and environmental services company, has filed a new patent based on its patented Ozonix technology to help BP and other energy exploration companies recover oil during a deepwater spill. The Ozonix Deepwater Oil Recovery Process will aid in raising oil to the surface with the help of millions of nano bubbles thus reducing the release of toxic elements to the sea water. (Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.; June 14, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Remedies >
    Microbe Solution Restores Environment in Just Six Weeks - The Texas Land Office and Texas Water Commission successfully used 'oil eating' microbes to clean up large oil spills in just weeks. Microbes hunt down and eat the toxic oil and leave only a biodegradable waste that is non-toxic to humans and marine life. Marshland and beaches were pristine again in just weeks. (YouTube; May 17, 2010) (Thanks Sepp}
  • Oil > Ecological Impact >
    5 Innovative Solutions That Clean Up Oil Spills - 1) Contain it with a giant underwater dome [2 weeks]; 2) Sop it up with mushrooms and hair; 3) Utilize bacteria to digest the oil; 4) Soak it up with hyper absorbent peat moss; 5) Make oil-absorbing mats from pet hair and pantyhose. (Inhabitat; May 5, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact >
    Naturally Occuring Bacteria Could Help Clean Oil Spill - Natural microbes present in every ocean are superb cleaners, and with the addition of a bit of fertilizer they could prove successful in removing oil from the Gulf. A quick dusting near shore would help the microbes multiply and then they would dine on oil en masse until it’s gone. The side effect ... (Inhabitat; May 3, 2010)
  • Simtec Triad Ionate (STI) - product has been proven to remove PCE's, PCB's, Heavy Oil, and other contaminants from both soil and water without excavation.
  • Hay (video) CW Roberts employees demonstrating the use of hay to assist in a defense against the oil spill in the Gulf. This is the method that is included in the Walton County Plan of Action (YouTube; May 05, 2010)

Resources

Humor

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Humor >
    BP's Live Hayward Cam - Fireworks not recommended for celebrating leak cap in the Gulf. After stoic CEO Tony Hayward refuses to take a pink slip from a robotic arm; then fails to respond to a barrage of golf balls, tennis shoes and other junk shot items; BP must strategically set parts of him on fire. (Colbert Nation; July 27, 2010)

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  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Humor >
    B.P.'s Word - P.R.-mageddon - Colbert points out that as long as Tony Hayward stays the public face of BP, he'll draw the stink off the rest of the company. He also points out that given the recent developments, the BP logo more closely resembles a green and yellow sphinkter. (PESN; May 13, 2010)
  • Colbert Report - Crude & Unusual - The nuclear option isn't guaranteed to work and would violate international treaties, but it would turn the ocean floor into glass. (June 3, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Humor >
    Marshall Islands -- Nuke 'Em - Steven Colbert points out that BP operated under Marshall Island's flag because the safety examination of a rig under a foreign flag rig takes 4-8 hours as opposed to 2-3 weeks. Noting that the US detonated 67 nukes there in 12 years, Cobert points out: "It must be retaliation." (Colbert Report; June 15, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Humor >
    Massive Flow Of Bullshit Continues To Gush From BP Headquarters - Though no one knows exactly how much of the dangerous bullshit is currently gushing from BP headquarters, estimates put the number at somewhere between 25,000 and 70,000 words a day. Congressional hearings aimed at stopping the bullshit have thus far failed to do so, with officials from BP and its contractors Halliburton and Transocean only adding to the powerful torrents. (The Onion; June 7, 2010)

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