“We’re starving” — “There are no fish in the waters… and any fish we would see, we would not eat” (VIDEO)

6 Months Since BP Oil Spill, Writer and Environmentalist Terry Tempest Williams Asks “Where … Read more >>

BP, Feds say 400 turtles dead, “I’d bet my house it’s more like 4,000″ says expert — Rumors of “plastic bags marked for incineration”

The Oil and the Turtles, Vanity Fair, September 21, 2010:

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Feds contract is with a “far away BP subsidiary” — Concerns company might “be able to get out of paying $20 billion” (VIDEO)

Washington Journal, CSPAN, September 10, 2010:

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SIOBHAN HUGHES, Dow Jones Newswires Senior … Read more >>

Top State Official: “Alabama is in great peril right now in a way that could affect the state for generations and generations to come”

Excerpt from Alabama governor hires Birmingham law firm for oil spill work; Troy King … Read more >>

“My concern” is that “the Gulf seafood industry WON’T BE THERE” says top oceanographer (VIDEO)

Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety Government Panel, House Committee Energy & Commerce, Energy … Read more >>

AP: New lawsuit filed for exposure to “burning of oil”; Ongoing symptoms include nausea, headaches, breathing problems

The Associated Press reports a new lawsuit has been filed after the plaintiffs were … Read more >>

Guardian: BP’s oil disaster costs may reach $60 billion

Buoyant BP braced for double backlash as profits surge, Guardian, July 25, 2010:

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BP Claims Office near Tampa: Commercial fishermen get nothing, “Woman is brought to tears”

Anger growing at Clearwater BP claims office; One woman is brought to tears, ABC … Read more >>

BP Fund Chief: “There’s not enough money in the world” to pay home owners with plunging property values

Fund chief says not all spill claims can be met, The Age (Australia), July … Read more >>

Real Estate Analyst: “We’ve never seen anything like this in the history of man, and it’s all aimed at Florida”

If property on on oily beaches drops 90%, “is BP going to consider that … Read more >>

LUCKY U.S. — BP says “much of the region’s businesses” are “prospering because so many people have come here from BP”

BP Magazine Discovers Bright Side to Oil Spill, Wall Street Journal ‘The Source’, June … Read more >>

“Vast majority” of homeowner’s insurance policies will not cover oil contamination (VIDEO)

Insurance may not cover hurricane damage from oil contaminated water, ABC Action News Tampa … Read more >>

Oil expert: 50 million barrels “simply not enough oil to go after”; 500 million barrels more likely

BP’s Gulf well holds enough oil to spew out for two years, claim experts, … Read more >>

Keys Attorney: “BP claims offices are staffed with insurance adjusters”; Must file claim with BP to initiate a future lawsuit

Prepare carefully for oil spill damage claims against BP, other firms, The Citizen (Florida … Read more >>

FL Supreme Court says tourism and sea-related companies can sue polluters of public waters

Floridians & Gulf Oil Spill, ABC Channel 20 WCJB North Central Florida, Jun 18th … Read more >>

“No one buying” fish from the Tampa Bay area; Fisherman “wondering whether the entire industry will shut down in the next few weeks”

Attorneys advise fishermen about oil spill damages, Hernando Today, June 18, 2010:

“Fish houses … Read more >>

“BP has paid less than 12 percent of the dollar value of claims submitted” says House Judiciary Committee

Feinberg: Oil claims process ready in 30-45 days, Associated Press, June 18, 2010:

[T]he … Read more >>

2007 Flashback: “18 years on, Exxon Valdez oil still pours into Alaskan waters… ecosystem is struggling to recover”

18 years on, Exxon Valdez oil still pours into Alaskan waters, The Guardian, February … Read more >>

Florida Keys could be like “an abandoned mining town”; Ad campaign for ‘reef fest’ reaches 1.5 million people, only 6 show up

Florida Skips Offshore Oil Binge but Still Pays, New York Times, June 12, 2010:

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Firms “suspending investments in Florida banks” because of oil spill

Florida Bankers: oil spill threatens industry, Tampa Bay Business Journal, June 15, 2010:

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2006 appraisal: “$1.3 Trillion are at risk” from oil spill; only for Mississippi Delta

$1.3 trillion figure does not include other areas to be affected by the BP … Read more >>

WTXL ABC Tallahassee: “We’re 98 percent under normal occupancy”; “Schools, state agencies, even the police could be jeopardy”

Oil spill could mean troubles for local governments and schools, ABC Channel 27 WTXL … Read more >>

Flashback: NOAA says only 20 to 30 percent of oil can be removed from beaches

Spill scientists give up on cleaning chemical, Anchorage Daily News, August 15, 1989:

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New June 9 flyover video shows black oil decimating Gulf coast; oil 5 miles inshore

Flyover near Grand Isle, LA on Day 50 of the BP oil spill disaster.

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Economist: Florida’s Gulf Coast to lose 200,000 jobs from massive oil spill; 50% drop in tourism

Oil spill disaster could cost Florida 200,000 jobs, Miami Herald, June 9, 2009:

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Flow Rate Technical Group member: Severed riser increased flow “far more” than 20%; now likely 100,000 barrels a day

McClatchy, June 7, 2010,

BP’s runaway Deepwater Horizon well may be spewing what the … Read more >>

Speculation that BP is ‘becoming a takeover target’; $40 billion loss since blowout

The market commentary seemed to shift quickly at the market open on Tuesday from … Read more >>

FIT Professor: America’s most diverse estuary “at risk” if oil reaches Florida’s East Coast

The Indian River Lagoon, “the most biologically diverse estuary in North America,” straddles 156 … Read more >>

CNN: Gulf’s $234 billion economy at risk

Excerpts from CNN Money:

Tourism is the second largest industry in the Gulf, and … Read more >>