Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 53828
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2019/01/18 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2010/5/17-6/11 [Science/GlobalWarming, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:53828 Activity:nil
5/18    did somebody say tar ball?
        anyone else wishing we could just gzip these?
2019/01/18 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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Some 5 million gallons of crude has spewed into the Gulf and tar balls have been washing ashore in several states along the coast. Scientists are worried that oil is getting caught in a major ocean current that could carry it through the Florida Keys and up the East Coast. The Coast Guard says the Florida Park Service found the tar balls on Monday during a shoreline survey. Anna K Dixon said no one at the station in Key West was qualified to determine where the tar balls originated. Environmentalists Sue Regulator To Revoke Permits Of Poorly-Reviewed Oil Rigs NEW ORLEANS -- Environmentalists seeking to curb oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday filed federal lawsuits to shut down a major BP... Oil Spill Commission Planned By White House WASHINGTON (AP) -- An administration official says the White House will establish a presidential commission to investigate the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.... Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Senate Democrats Want Justice Department To Investigate WASHINGTON (AP) -- California Sen. Barbara Boxer and other Democrats on the Senate environment committee are calling for the Department of Justice to open... Jonathan Katz: Member Of Science Team Tasked With Gulf Solution Is A Homophobe, Climate Change Denialist Wow. So, remember earlier when I made note of the team of scientists that has been put together to solve Oil Crisis 2010: Panic In... BP Oil Spill: Company Says Tube Is Containing One Fifth Of Spill NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) " BP said Monday that about 20 percent of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico is being swallowed up... Transocean Beefs Up PR To Manage Fallout From Oil Spill An offshore drilling company tied to the massive Gulf oil spill is boosting its lobbying and public relations team as the number of congressional inquiries... Chris Oynes, MMS Official, To Step Down In Wake Of Gulf Oil Spill Chrys Oynes, the associate director of Offshore Energy and Minerals Management at the Minerals Management Service will retire May 31, reports The Washington Post: Oynes,... BP Spill Responders Told to Forgo Precautionary Health Measures in Cleanup Fishermen near the spill are getting sick from the working on the cleanup, yet BP is assuring them they don't need respirators or other special protection from the crude oil, strong hydrocarbon vapors, or chemical dispersants. RP Siegel: How to Clean Up the Oil: Lessons that Amoco and Exxon Didn't Learn The options for cleaning the Gulf are few, and many of them can create as much or more harm than they are trying to prevent. Unfortunately, urgency and prudence don't seem to mix any better than oil and water do. Anne Butterfield: Our Oil Addiction: Colliding Tragedies and a Missing Pie Slice While the blame game proceeds in Capitol Hill seeking the cause of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, some voices are adamant on the larger picture: we demand this product to be cheap so that we can waste it. Frances Beinecke: Voice off the Bayou "The reason there's so much oil out there is because there has always been so much life here," said Derrick Evans, a history teacher pondering the origins of petroleum reaching back 300 million years. David Ropeik: Oil Spills and Nuclear Waste Dumps: Giving States Choice Giving states veto power over offshore drilling within 75 miles of shore doesn't make it any less likely that oil rigs might collapse, so why does it seem to make the risk of offshore different? I used to encounter tar balls in Texas in the late 80s, no spill, just from the forest of rigs..... they were the size of dimes or quarters stuck to your heels and tracked all over the carpet later.... I'm getting progressively more outraged that the current administration refuses for some reason (and despite tough-talk assurances to keep the boot on BP's throat) to send proper government scientific oversight into every phase of this process. If they are doing it, I'm not seeing or reading about it anywhere. Because I'm not ready to trust BP about any of the fact in this, seeing as how they benefit if all of the facts are skewed in one direction... com/5539842/meet-the-team-of-all-star-scienti sts-obama-assembled-to-fix-the-oil-spill Problem is, BP has refused to give them access. The Repugs really left us with a pretty mess - not only did they give BP & others the green light to go drill without backup plans or precautions, but they hamstrung the government's ability to respond to it through years of defunding, deregulation, and all that jazz with the MMF I'm as outraged and distrustful of BP as anyone else. 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