The citizens along the Gulf Coast have had their lives played with and destroyed. I suppose their solice is that they were lucky enough not to work on an oil rig.
Updated 8:55 am Wednesday May 12, 2010Louisiana Confirms Tar balls at South Pass
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has confirmed the presence of tar balls at South Pass in Plaquemines Parish. Tar balls are sticky, dark-colored pieces of oil which occur after weatherization changes the physical characteristics of floating oil.
LDWF technicians working with oil spill response crews on boom maintenance around Pass a Loutre Wildlife Management Area (WMA) spotted the tar balls that had washed ashore on the southeast side of the WMA .
The state continues to monitor coastal conditions and will assess any potential damage to Louisiana’s coast and wetlands as impacts are reported.
Gulf oil spill: More tar balls wash up; turtles, dolphins found dead (click title to entry - thank you)
May 12, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries confirmed Wednesday that tar balls that washed up on the beach at South Pass in Plaquemines Parish, La., are from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Biologists found the sticky, dark-colored blobs on the beach at South Pass Monday but did not confirm that they were from the rig until Wednesday, said Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Bo Boehringer.
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, which is tracking the oil spill and its effects on local communities, also confirmed the presence of a dead turtle on shore at the Bay of St. Louis, Miss. Locals also saw dead fish on the beach, an hour east of New Orleans.
On Tuesday, the National Marine Fisheries Service said that dead dolphins also had been found in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, but that such deaths are common in calving season, when they swim into shallow waters. Tests are being conducted to see if the dolphins were affected by the oil.
-- Alana Semuels
And what is Wall Street worried about? Oh, yeah, the really important stuff, like how much liability are ALL the partners going to have? No human interest, just, PURE MONEY and GREED. They should all be so proud.
...Pound for pound, Anadarko may have to pay more than BP. (see link below) ING Bank NV estimated that costs of the spill may reach $7.8 billion. Anadarko may have to pay as much as 25 percent of those expenses, which would be almost $2 billion, if ING’s forecast proves accurate. BP, which owns 65 percent of Macondo and is project operator, is 29 times the size of Anadarko by revenue and almost eight times as big based on reserves available for future production....
So what I was wondering is the reference of 'pound for pound' mean the weight of the peasants that died? Or the collapse of the industry that won't exist any longer along the Gulf Coast?