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SPILL BABY SPILL This is BAD, people. REALLY BAD. 1989 Exxon Valdez BAD. Yeah so where are the so-called Teabaggers NOW in Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Florida and Louisiana? You know, the ones that don't want no gummint "interference" in health care or "bizness" or "regulatory control" or "rasin' taxes" for "socialist" programs like the EPA? Piyush "Bobby" Jindal speaks for them: "I spoke with Secretary Napolitano (aka The FEDS. -Ed.) this evening to outline the state’s needs as we brace for the impact of the oil spill on our coast. We appreciate the efforts to date of the Coast Guard and BP as the lead parties. As the oil spill comes closer to our coast, we have asked for additional resources from the Coast Guard and BP as we work to mitigate the impact of the spill on our state." and Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports in U.S. Gulf States Mobilize for Valdez-Like Oil Spill (Update4) "Jindal, a Republican, also requested federal funding for 90 days of military duty for as many as 6,000 National Guard troops and demanded extra oil barriers from BP and the U.S. Coast Guard to protect wildlife reserves that nurture a $1.8 billion seafood industry, the richest in the U.S. behind Alaska. Shrimpers and fishermen filed suit in federal court on April 28 against BP and Transocean Ltd., owner of the sunken rig. The lawsuits say Louisiana supplies 25 percent of the seafood for the continental U.S." Last year in front of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on offshore energy production David Rainey, Vice President for Gulf of Mexico Exploration at BP America said improved drilling technology allows oil companies to search for supplies in an environmentally friendly way: "These advances enable more production while reducing environmental impacts and allowing for efficient use of existing facilities and infrastructure...Finding oil and gas for the future requires exploring in areas that are ever deeper and more complex." (see Reuters). How's that working out for ya, Mr. Rainey? So BP now is trying to burn the oil or use a "dispersant". ProPuiblica reports in Chemicals Meant To Break Up BP Oil Spill Present New Environmental Concerns, "On Thursday BP began using the chemical compounds to dissolve the crude oil, both on the surface and deep below, deploying an estimated 100,000 gallons...The exact makeup of the dispersants is kept secret under competitive trade laws, but a worker safety sheet for one product, called Corexit, says it includes 2-butoxyethanol, a compound associated with headaches, vomiting and reproductive problems at high doses. “There is a chemical toxicity to the dispersant compound that in many ways is worse than oil,” said Richard Charter, a foremost expert on marine biology and oil spills who is a senior policy advisor for Marine Programs for Defenders of Wildlife and is chairman of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. “It’s a trade off – you’re damned if you do damned if you don’t -- of trying to minimize the damage coming to shore, but in so doing you may be more seriously damaging the ecosystem offshore.” Surprisingly BP did not respond to requests for comment for ProPublica's article! Raw Story posts an AP article Gulf oil spill swiftly balloons, could move east that explains, "...the spill should eclipse the 1989 Exxon Valdez incident as the worst U.S. oil disaster in history in a matter of weeks. But a growing number of experts warned that the situation may already be much worse. "The spill and the spreading is getting so much faster and expanding much quicker than they estimated," said Hans Graber, executive director of the university's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing. "Clearly, in the last couple of days, there was a big change in the size." ... As bad as the oil spill looks on the surface, it may be only half the problem, said University of California Berkeley engineering professor Robert Bea, who serves on a National Academy of Engineering panel on oil pipeline safety...Louisiana State University professor Ed Overton, who heads a federal chemical hazard assessment team for oil spills, worries about a total collapse of the pipe inserted into the well. If that happens, there would be no warning and the resulting gusher could be even more devastating because regulating flow would then be impossible." WOW. There's plenty more coverage at BTV regulars PBC, ROF, Max, GRITtv and Democracy NOW! So of course the WH Limo drops off the usual suspects JANET NAPOLITANO and KEN SALAZAR at FAKE Snooze, This Tapper & State of Candy. Then the rest folllow up with various Gulf State poo-bahs like FL GOV CHARLIES CRIST on Meet the David, Face the Bob with Rep. CHARLIE MELANCON (D-La), Sen. BILL NELSON (D?-Fla) & MARY LANDRIEU (D?-La) while HILLARY gets an EXCLUSIVE on Meet the David too. Watch KATRINA VAN DEN HUEVEL, BILL MAHER and AL SHARPTON beat up on former Bush political strategist MATTHEW DOWD and Curnedgeon GEORGE WILL on the This Week's Roundtable! Throw ALL yer bricks at BP AMERICA CHAIRMAN and PRESIDENT LAMAR KAY exclusive on This Jake. Meanwhile, while the Gulf literally burns, Greece is about to implode the Euro or default. See Max and DN! for more details. The Brick TeeVee Crew has been enjoying the Cavs and demand $1 hot dogs during Tribe games. If we can get a DRY weekend the Crew will be gardening soon! Enjoy your Sunday! And GET PISSED OFF.


Democracy NOW!
»»» Richard Charter & Pedro Nava @ Democracy NOW! WATCH Spewing 5,000 Barrels of Oil a Day, BP Spill Hits Louisiana Coastline.
»»» Goldman Sachs Congressional Hearing @ Democracy NOW! We play highlights and speak with investigative journalist Greg Gordon of McClatchy Newspapers and former economist at the Senate Banking Committee, Rob Johnson. WATCH Goldman Execs Grilled Over Role in Inflating Housing Bubble and Then Betting on Collapse
»»» Danny Schecter @ Democracy NOW! on his new film. WATCH “Plunder: The Crime Of Our Time”–Danny Schechter Takes on Wall St. in New Film
»»» Wall Street Protests @ Democracy NOW! Thousands of people turned out for a protest on Wall Street Thursday to denounce the taxpayer-funded bailout and the role of large financial firms in the nation’s economic crisis. WATCH “You Got Bailed Out We Got Sold Out”–Thousands Protest on Wall Street
»»» Catholic Abuse Coverup @ Democracy NOW! We speak with St. Paul-based attorney, Jeff Anderson, who has filed hundreds of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by priests and bishops since 1983. WATCH Attorney Uncovers Docs Implicating Vatican in Sexual Abuse Coverup
»»» GRITtv
»»» Gulf Oil Spill @ GRITtv Does the Obama administration still think that opening up more space for offshore drilling is a good idea after this disaster? What will be the far-reaching consequences of this spill, and why does BP get to dictate the news we hear about it? We ask Aaron Viles of the Gulf Restoration Network, in New Orleans, and Alex Matthiessen of Riverkeeper. WATCH BP Oil Spill Threatens Gulf Coast
»»» Sen. Bernie Sanders @ GRITtv WATCH Sen. Bernie Sanders: Not Far Enough on Financial Regulation
»»» NBA on ABC Playoffs! ABC: Bucks @ Hawks Game 7 1:00 PM & Jazz at Lakers Game 1 2nd round 3:30 PM.
»»» MLB on TBS White Sox @ Yankees, 1 PM ET
»»» MLB on ESPN Mets @ Phillies 8 pm et

Offshore Drilling is Not The Answer: Restore the Moratorium
from Surfrider Foundation (h/t jen)
The tragic and devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a stark reminder that offshore oil drilling is not the answer.
The Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank has spilled millions of gallons of oil into the ecologically rich waters in the Gulf of Mexico and continues to gush 210,000 gallons of oil into the sea every day. The spill remains unabated and now has the potential to become one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. The unfolding catastrophe clearly illustrates that offshore drilling is not safe and new technology is not fool proof.
Tell the Obama Administration new drilling is NOT THE ANSWER. Our coasts and the economy they support cannot withstand anymore!
We are reminded why the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara and the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill led to state and federal moratoriums on offshore oil drilling. The tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico makes it clear that it is time once again time to restore those moratoriums.
Also visit Rep Alan Grayson's site

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