S/SW blog philosophy -

I credit favorite writers and public opinion makers.

A lifelong Democrat, my comments on Congress, the judiciary and the presidency are regular features.

My observations and commentary are on people and events in politics that affect the USA or the rest of the world, and stand for the interests of peace, security and justice.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Drill versus Spill

There are recent news stories regarding the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill.
   They follow, along with further references.

Gulf Oil Spill? What Gulf Oil Spill? From Mother Jones , by Kate Sheppard, Nov. 9, 2011.  Tweet: "Feds leave Gulf spill out of economic impact analysis for new offshore drilling plan: .  Also, recent RT @thegoodhuman Government officials have decided to let BP end its cleanup efforts

Disc Spins Its Way to $1-Million Oil Spill Cleanup Prize -- Is there a better way to clean up the next oil spill disaster? FromScientific American , David Biello reports October 16, 2011.

U.S. blames BP for Gulf spill : from Reuters , by Ayesha Rascoe and Anna Driver Sep 14, 2011. - The United States heaped the lion's share of blame for the country's biggest ever offshore oil spill on BP on Wednesday as the government issued its final assessment of last year's Gulf disaster.

Here is a list of my South by Southwest blog posts written when the story was happening last year:
  1. More on the Gulf Oil Spill - 7/29/10
  2. On living near the Gulf - 6/27/10
  3. Skimming reactions to the Oval Office Speech yields little lubrication for Presidential ego. - 6/16/10
  4. Updating the energy lexicon - 6/15/10
  5. Presidential field trip full of potential - 6/14/10
  6. Above and Below - Worlds Far Apart? - 5/21/10
  7. Contra catastrophe - 5/19/10
Other references:
Deepwater Oil Spill - McClatchy Newspapers
Deepwater stories, etc. - Huffington Post
Deepwater Horizon oil spill - Wikipedia

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