Illegal Immigrants Helping with BP Oil Spill: WHO CARES?

A New Orleans sheriff requested that federal officials investigate the crews of workers cleaning up the BP oil spill to find out if any of them are illegal immigrants.



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Birds in Peril: The Toxic Effect of BP’s Oil

Tony Hayward agrees we should kill the birds that have been soaked in oil instead of traumatically cleaning them and releasing them back into the wild.



Unlike Hayward’s previous comments that got him into trouble, this one has some merit. According to biologist Silvia Gaus in an article from Treehugger, the birds that become soaked in oil have a 1% chance of survival.  In past spills, birds that were cleaned and then released back into the wild died within approximately 7 days.   


To make things worse, the process of capturing the birds and cleaning them is… Continue reading

Success for BP: Capturing 10,000 Barrels of Oil Per Day

Over the weekend, signs of progress finally surfaced around the BP Oil Spill and the efforts to stop its flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico; 4 Coastal States Brace for Impact. 


Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


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BP Oil Spill Workers Getting Sick while a New MMS Drilling Permit is Issued

Members of the crews working to clean up the BP oil spill are beginning to show signs of illness brought on by the chemical dispersants being used by BP. Tony Hayward, CEO of BP, says it was something in the food.


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Human Errors: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Minerals Management Service raised questions about the events leading up to the rig explosion, the likely causes of the explosion, and the failed blowout preventer, at a hearing on Wednesday. The answers to those questions told a dark story.


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