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Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

November 4th, 2010

Is the Gulf of Mexico safe?

Gulf Coast residents, fishermen, seafood distributors, and scientists believe that living on the coast and eating seafood from the Gulf has become hazardous to their health.In response to their oil disaster last summer that released at least 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP admitted to using ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

October 28th, 2010

Fishermen Report Louisiana Bays Filled With Oil

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldOn Saturday, October 23, Truthout spotted what appeared to be massive areas of weathered oil floating near Louisiana's fragile marshlands in both East and West Bays along the Mississippi River Delta. In addition, at least two more oil leaks were spotted near oil and gas platforms along ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

October 5th, 2010

Evidence Refutes BP's and Fed's Deceptions

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldIn August, Truthout conducted soil and water sampling in Pass Christian Harbor, Mississippi; on Grand Isle, Louisiana; and around barrier islands off the coast of Louisiana, in order to test for the presence of oil from BP's Macondo Well.Laboratory test results from the samples taken in these ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

September 13th, 2010

Evidence Mounts of BP Spraying Toxic Dispersants

Shirley and Don Tillman, residents of Pass Christian, Mississippi, have owned shrimp boats, an oyster boat and many pleasure boats. They spent much time on the Gulf of Mexico before working in BP's Vessels Of Opportunity (VOO) program looking for and trying to clean up oil.Don decided to work in ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 9th, 2010

Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Even when it’s not out of sight)

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldPhoto by Erika Blumenfeld © 2010Since BP announced that CEO Tony Hayward would receive a multi-million dollar golden parachute and be replaced by Bob Dudley, we have witnessed an incredibly broad, and powerful, propaganda campaign. A campaign that peaked this week with the US government, clearly acting ... continue reading

August 6th, 2010

BP says it might drill again in spill reservoir

NEW ORLEANS — BP PLC said Friday it might someday drill again into the same lucrative undersea pocket of oil that spilled millions of gallons of crude, wrecked livelihoods and fouled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico."There's lots of oil and gas here," Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said at ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 6th, 2010

Gulf Residents Likely Face Decades of Psychological Impact From BP's Oil Disaster

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldWhile the devastating ecological impacts of BP’s oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are obvious, the less visible but also long-lasting psychological, community and personal impacts could be worse, according to social scientists, psychologists and psychiatrists.“People are becoming more and more hopeless and feeling helpless,” Dr. ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 14th, 2010

Toxic Dispersants Near Gulf Harm Humans and Wildlife

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldMy eyes are burning as I type this. We've just returned from spending the day down in Barataria, located about an hour's drive south of New Orleans. The community of fishermen is swimming in oil. Within minutes of arriving, our eyes begin to burn and we begin ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 12th, 2010

Hell Has Come to South Louisiana

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldPhoto by Erika Blumenfeld © 2010Clint Guidry is a shrimper from Lafitte, Louisiana. As we sit together, he shows me a picture of his house with 18 inches of water in it as a result of Hurricane Ike in 2008.In his deep voice, he looks me in ... continue reading

July 7th, 2010

Tar balls hit Lake Pontchartrain shores

Tar balls believed to be from the undersea gusher in the Gulf of Mexico have reached the shores of Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain, a foundation that monitors the watershed reported Monday. The area affected covers a stretch of up to five miles near the city of Slidell, northeast of New Orleans, ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

Update: Oil, tar balls on Pensacola Beach

12:43 p.m.Heavy oil tar balls, mats and mousse showed up on Escambia County beaches this morning.Crews are cleaning the mess.Gov. Charlie Crist, in town for a tour of the beach and cleanup, examined the heavy oil on Casino Beach near the beach fishing pier.When he looked at the oil washing ... continue reading

June 16th, 2010

BP engineer's testimony contradicted by e-mail released by congressional investigators

Last month, Mark Hafle, BP's senior drilling engineer for the oil well that's now spewing millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, testified in Kenner that he and his team believed they had worked in concert with a contractor to come up with the safest possible design ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

BP cut corners in days before oil well blowout in Gulf of Mexico, documents say

BP made a series of money-saving shortcuts and blunders that dramatically increased the danger of a destructive oil spill in a well that an engineer ominously described as a "nightmare" just six days before the blowout, according to documents released Monday that provide new insight into the causes of the ... continue reading

June 14th, 2010

Government under pressure to open US skies to unmanned drones despite safety concerns

WASHINGTON — Unmanned aircraft have proved their usefulness and reliability in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the pressure's on to allow them in the skies over the United States.The Federal Aviation Administration has been asked to issue flying rights for a range of pilotless planes to carry ... continue reading

June 10th, 2010

Oil flow could be curtailed soon

Reporting from New Orleans and Washington — Federal officials conceded Wednesday that efforts to contain the well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico may have boosted the amount of oil gushing out, but predicted they would be able to nearly double the quantity of crude collected by next week. Interior ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Scientists: Gulf spill far bigger than Valdez

COVINGTON, La. - An untested procedure to plug the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico seemed to be working, officials said Thursday, but new estimates showed the spill has already surpassed the Exxon Valdez as the worst in U.S. history.A team of scientists trying to determine how much ... continue reading

May 24th, 2010

BP Resists EPA’s Order to Use Less Toxic Dispersant

If BP had followed the Environmental Protection Agency directive to switch to a less toxic dispersant, the company should’ve already been applying a different dispersant to the Gulf oil spill by now. Instead, over the weekend, BP told the EPA that it was going to continue to use Corexit, which, ... continue reading

May 23rd, 2010

Only BP has expertise to stop spill, top U.S. response official says

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. official leading the response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Sunday that only BP had the expertise to plug the gaping hole in its deepwater well and that he trusted the oil company was doing its best.The comments by Adm. Thad Allen, the commandant ... continue reading

May 13th, 2010

Lawyers say Gulf rig workers coerced

Workers aboard an exploding offshore drilling platform were told to sign statements denying they were hurt or witnessed the blast that rocked the rig, killed 11 and spewed millions of gallons of oil into the ocean, their attorneys said Tuesday.Swiss-based Transocean Ltd denied the allegations late Tuesday. All decisions aboard ... continue reading

May 10th, 2010

Gulf slick spreads west, BP tries another cover

ROBERT, Louisiana – The huge slick from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill threatened Louisiana shores west of the Mississippi Delta on Monday as BP Plc said it will again attempt to contain the oil leak, this time with a much smaller funnel than it tried before.National Guard helicopters in ... continue reading

April 30th, 2010

Second drilling rig overturns in Louisiana

The Coast Guard said Friday it was responding to another oil drilling rig accident near Morgan City, Louisiana.A "mobile inland drilling unit" overturned in the Charenton navigational channel south of U.S. Highway 90 near Morgan City, the Coast Guard said in a statement.There were no reports of injuries, the Coast ... continue reading

April 30th, 2010

Gulf Coast oil spill could eclipse Exxon Valdez

VENICE, La. – An oil spill that threatened to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez disaster spread out of control with a faint sheen washing ashore along the Gulf Coast Thursday night as fishermen rushed to scoop up shrimp and crews spread floating barriers around marshes.The spill was bigger than imagined ... continue reading

April 29th, 2010

An Ocean of Fire

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April 29th, 2010

New oil leak in well of sunken drilling rig

NEW ORLEANS — Five times more oil a day than previously believed is spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from a blown-out well of a sunken drilling rig, the Coast Guard said Wednesday, an estimate the oil company trying to contain the massive spill disputes.A new leak was discovered in ... continue reading

April 26th, 2010

U.S. backs plan to stop leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well

U.S. agencies on Sunday approved a plan to use remote-controlled underwater vehicles to seal a leaking oil well beneath a drilling rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico last week.The well, 5,000 feet under the ocean surface off Louisiana's coast, is leaking about 1,000 barrels of oil ... continue reading

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Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Mar 24th
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Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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Mar 19th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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Mar 14th
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Mar 7th
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Mar 6th
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Mar 5th
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Mar 3rd
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Mar 2nd
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