1200 Hours After Rig Explosion – UPDATED

It has been 1200 Hours since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.Dead sea turtle lies on beach in Pass Christian, Mississippi(Source)There have been dozens of dead sea turtles found washing up on the beaches.And dolphins:And young herons:All manner of sea life are dying in the Gulf of Mexico.So are jobs and livelihoodsPondering these heartbreaking pictures, I tried to find out what serious steps the Obama administration has taken to bring every available … [Read more...]

Vacuuming up the oil Spill, Part II

Vice-President Joe Biden, last night, talking to Charlie Rose:“BP is not in charge. The federal government, the president of the United States, is in charge.”Now, check out this video of Keith Olbermann talking to former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister:Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyYesterday I wrote about the notion of engaging supertankers and vacuuming up the oil from the surface of the Gulf.I made it very clear that I had no idea if suc … [Read more...]