One Year Anniversary of the Gulf Oil Spill

Here’s a roundup of news from today:

  • So do fishermen and local residents:

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  • The Associated Press reported recently, some local governments have been using the $754 million in disaster payments from BP to buy iPads, SUVs, and laptops. Meanwhile, BP just gave another $30 million to Florida to help entice tourists onto its beaches this summer
  • The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement contracted the Norwegian firm Det Norske Veritas to conduct a forensic examination of the blowout preventer. The blind shear rams, which were supposed cut through and close off the well, failed because a pipe had buckled, the 551-page report concluded—a problem that casts doubt on all the other BOPs in use today

Only 17 months before BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig suffered a deadly blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP deepwater oil platform also blew out.

  • A former top oil industry executive says:

Today marks the first anniversary of the worst environmental catastrophe in the history of the US. Unfortunately, most Americans, including our politicians, are suffering from collective amnesia about that tragic event that cost 11 lives, destroyed thousands of jobs, polluted thousands of square miles of the Gulf of Mexico, and damaged the economies of 5 states. As tragic as all those events were (some are still ongoing), media attention has moved on to the Royal Wedding, the next earthquake, and, of course, breathless coverage of American Idol. At the same time, our politicians, especially those in Washington, have used the lack of media attention to not only abdicate their responsibilities to make offshore drilling safer and are actively working to make it less safe, shocking as that seems.

And see this.

Video:  Gulf Oil Spill – 1 Year Anniversary After the Crime Against Humanity

30,000 Confidential Government Documents About The Gulf Oil Spill Made Available By Greenpeace

Congress Fails To Pass A Single Oil Spill Law

Video:  CNN Louisiana Doctor Describes Clusters of Ailments Among Gulf Residents

Related:

Video:  6 Min Discussion of Prophecy Regarding Man Creating Catastrophic Events… and Possible Divine Intervention?

White House Readies ‘US Shake Out’ to Prepare Citizens for Earthquakes

U.S. Government Takes Down HAARP Website to conceal evidence of US weather modification and earthquake inducing warfare

Source:  Washington’s Blog and h/t to Jean Stoner

About Ask Marion

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