Megyn Kelly just broke it on Fox.
Thank Gawd for the Gulf, they said $15+ million a DAY was being lost on the drilling ban.
Judge rules against 6 month drill moratorium on Gulf Coast
As with AZ Immigration Enforcement, Obama has decided to double down:
informed about a NOLA judge blocking POTUS’s moratorium on offshore drilling, Gibbs says admin will immediately appeal to 5th circuit
Update: Just sent my donation to the United Way Gulf Recovery Fund, linky here. I have always found them effective with the cap on admin costs to distribution of funds in the past. NWF linky here for wildlife .Nature Conservancy donation linky here for Gulf Restoration.
Finally- media action to help rally Americans!!!! Ian Somerhalder will be there, he is from LA and has been trying to get people motivated to do something to help.
- iansomerhalder Oil on the beaches of Gulf Shores Alabama. Where is all of the equipment we need to suck up this oil Mr. Obama? I mean does he enjoy this?
Larry King telethon Monday June, 21st 5 to 7PM. No link yet but it’s happening. Will get specifics… Please retweet,retweet and retweet!!!
- iansomerhalder Larry King/CNN telethon soon! I’m counting the minutes so come on America let’s rally and help eachother out- The Gulf of Mexico needs us…
Update: Afternoon session of hearings cancelled due to protester disturbances…
CNBC live feed here
Waxman should be teeing up the industry for Obama to hit in his address to the nation tonight…
will the executives of the other big oil companies throw BP under the bus? Is it fair to ask since BP has dragged the entire industry under the wheels of the Obama Administration?
…U.S. lawmakers will ask Lamar McKay why BP made repeated choices that appeared to favor cost savings over safety before its rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico….
…McKay, the head of BP America, will be surrounded at the congressional hearings by executives from Exxon Mobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell seeking to stave off repercussions for the industry.McKay’s rivals are likely to hang him out to dry in a rush to prove their companies would never take such risks or face such failures as the spill that has poured millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
“This incident represents a dramatic departure from the industry norm in deepwater drilling,” Exxon Mobil Chairman and Chief Executive Rex Tillerson said in prepared testimony….
Season 1 Ep. 11b — Obama declares his intent to kick somebody’s ass, though determing the specific ass to be kicked may require an executive task force. The aggression of this declaration is made all the more resounding by its delivery as a dark, looming hip hop single.
Matt Lauer and Sarah Gregory contribute vocals and interviewing expertise.
original Today Show interview:
Uhhh wha? We are just giving up now? Jeebus, someone get a person with spine in the Oval please…
The going got tough, Obama gives up.
Six days ago: FREMONT, California — US President Barack Obama said Wednesday his administration would not rest until the Gulf of Mexico oil leak is plugged and the massive clean-up operation complete.
June 1 (Bloomberg) — BP Plc has decided not to attach a second blowout preventer on its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico and efforts to end the flow are over until the relief wells are finished, according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Thad Allen, who spoke at a press conference today.
God Bless the Gulf Coast. Someone send for Noah. The oil continues to flow into the Gulf unabated and Obama still has BP ‘in charge’. Someone wake Darryl Issa up and let him know there is SERIOUS SHXT going on we need addressed.
…Top Kill” fix failed — sending officials scrambling back to the drawing board.
“This scares everybody, the fact that we can’t make this well stop flowing,” BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said on the 40th day of the leak that has already spilled as much as 40 million gallons of oil into the Gulf…
…”I am disappointed this operation did not work,” said BP CEO Tony Haward. “The team executed the operation perfectly and the technology worked without a single hitch.”
Gee if only these MORONS had executed the actual drilling as well we would not be here would we? frakkin idiots.
BP will now revert back to a containment strategy to stop the environmental disaster that began when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded April 20, killing 11 workers.
Okay they are OUT OF IDEAS and are bACK TO CONTAINMENT. Let Jindall run the show now then right? CONTAINMENT should be the job of Uncle Sam, let’s go Obama you wanted the big chair now get BP out of the way and CONTAIN. PROTECT THE COAST AND MARSHLANDS!
The first step in the “lower marine riser package” would involve cutting off the damaged riser pipe from which the oil is leaking and capping it with a containment valve that is currently resting on the sea floor.
That could take as long as a week.
Experts called the procedure a risky move because there’s a bend in the damaged riser that may be restricting the flow of oil, and installing a new valve could lead to more leaking.
“If they can’t get that valve on, things will get much worse,” said Philip W. Johnson, an engineering professor at the University of Alabama….
BP Oil Spill: Frustrated Parish President says ‘no leadership..no action..permit for barrier being held’ as disaster washes in with the tide…
Courtesy of BayouBuzz:
After BP oil has been found in the marshes of the parish, a frustrated Louisiana Parish President, Billy Nungesser, is interviewed after a press conference at Venice Louisiana on May 23.
Nungesser, in responding to questions from Bayoubuzz.com said the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, Thad Allen, could step up take better control of the oil spill operation which has resulted in oil-affected lands.
Nungesser criticized Allen, a top BP official and others. He said something stinks, claimed that they were told to hold that permit up for some reason in referring to an emergency permit to build a barrier. Nungesser also said, its criminal, they ought to go to jail. THIS VIDEO IS A MUST SEE.