January 2011

HuffPost: Corexit An Acceptable Tradeoff?

 

Huffington Post commentator Jerry Cope questions the acceptability of spraying the oil dispersant Corexit—a known carcinogen—in response to BP's Macondo oil disaster in April 2010.
 

Free Legal Services For Those Affected By Oil Disaster

The Mississippi Center for Justice has received a $1.9M grant from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to offer free legal services to those affected by the BP oil disaster. Oil claimants in 5 states--Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida--may use a newly established network of nonprofit civil legal services to obtain legal assistance with potential claims. Participating attorneys will advise on matters concerning required documentation, settlement offers and other related issues.

Claimants can obtain free legal assistance for oil spill claims


Attorneys for Legal Services of North Florida are ready to help individuals and businesses navigate the claims process in the aftermath of the BP oil spill.

LSNF is participating in a five-state network of nonprofit civil legal services now providing free legal help to unrepresented claimants, who can receive advice on documentation needed for the claims process, review of settlement offers and assistance with related matters.

Dispersant still lingering

Compounds from corexit were found 200 miles from the wellhead 2 months after BP supposedly stopped using them, according to a study published in the peer reviewed journal Environment Science and Technology. 1 thing is for certain, the very short life span claimed by BP and the EPA is obviously false or BP continues to spray corexit.

The study is attached or you may rather read a news story:

New study shows dispersant around long after application

Compounds from corexit were found 200 miles from the wellhead 2 months after BP supposedly stopped using them, according to a study published in the peer reviewed journal Environment Science and Technology. 1 thing is for certain, the very short life span claimed by BP and the EPA is obviously false or BP continues to spray corexit.

The study is below or you may rather read a news story:

Oil still washing ashore in Florida

Oil continues to be found in Northwest Florida. Attached is the latest recon report showing recovered oil on the west side of Pensacola Pass just this week. Thanks to the legal use of 2 million gallons of dispersants (at least) millions of gallons of oil remain in the Gulf of Mexico. How long this oil will continue to wash ashore is yet to be determined. The long-term ecological effects of this oil are yet to be determined.

Oil still coming ashore in NW Florida

Oil continues to be found in Northwest Florida. Attached is the latest recon report showing recovered oil on the west side of Pensacola Pass just this week. Thanks to the legal use of 2 million gallons of dispersants (at least) millions of gallons of oil remain in the Gulf of Mexico. How long this oil will continue to wash ashore is yet to be determined. The long-term ecological effects of this oil are yet to be determined. The economic impact on the Gulf Coast is yet to be determined....

Chasidy Fisher Hobbs

Coastkeeper

 

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