Showing posts with label Florida Oil Spill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Florida Oil Spill. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New Florida Oil Spill Lawsuit

New Florida Oil Spill Lawsuit
We have continued to report the allegations of damage to the environment in Florida. While we are involved in the Florida Oil Spill litigation that is pending, there is more coming. A new lawsuit has been filed where BP, Anadarko and Transocean are named as as defendants. This lawsuit was filed by the State of Florida and attempts to hold the Defendants responsible for the environmental harm caused by the oil spill.

According to the Times, "[t]he case Florida filed Wednesday is separate from the suit filed last year by the Attorney General's Office, which deals with economic losses Florida suffered as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Wednesday's filing seeks to hold the named defendants accountable for injuries to the environment the state suffered as a result of the oil spill."

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Outrageous | Florida Will Not Sue TransOcean Rig Owner

Florida Oil Spill Attorney believes It is now clear Governor Rick Scott is in bed with the corporations on yet another issue. The deadline to sue is tomorrow and the smiling Gov announced Florida Will Not Sue TransOcean Rig Owner. 

We are not sure who the Governor is protecting, but it is not the people of Florida. 

Exactly who are they representing?

Citizens, you are on your own. 


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Video | Six Months After The Florida Oil Spill

Florida Oil Spill notes that 6 months after the disaster, drilling will resume. No real changes to regulations are seen. The ban on offshore drilling has been lifted. One company is planning to drill deeper than the Deepwater Horizon.

Looks like same old stuff different day.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Oil Rig Explodes | 2500 Feet Deep This Time

Oil Rig Explodes Vermilion 380
Florida Oil Spill .com just reviewed Coast Guard Reports in the media that another oil rig has exploded in 2500 feet of water. Associated Press reports an oil platform has exploded in the Gulf off Louisiana, injuring at least one person. The Coast Guard tells MSNBC that the platform is still burning, but says it is not a drilling rig. Vermilion 380 is a fixed platform owned by Mariner Energy located west of the BP spill site in about 2,500 feet of water.

Update 5:45 pm EST: ABC News reports, "A press release from the Mariner Energy said an initial examination of the site revealed no leaking oil."

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Where's The Oil | Admiral Allen Interview

Florida Oil Spill .com continues our series of stories about where all of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon has gone. According to some sources, 76 percent of it disappeared! Wow, aren't we lucky?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Florida Scientists Find More Missing Oil | Video

Florida Oil Spill .com has been following the scientists from USF for months since we saw their first presentation at Bayboro Harbor during the Florida Oil Spill Forum. We put out a call for the alleged 75 percent of the oil that had disappeared according to some published reports. Lo and behold, the University of South Florida researchers aboard the Research Vessel RV Weatherbird II have returned from another voyage. It is not treasure they bring. Video report follows:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Florida Oil Spill | Missing Oil Found

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Photo Credit: University of South Florida
Florida Oil Spill .com put out a calll for the missing or disappearing oil. Today we found some of it buried on the beaches in the Florida panhandle. In a Study called "Ongoing Beach Cleanup of the BP Oil Spill – A Superficial Job, Literally" scientists seem to have found oil under the formerly pristine sand of some Florida Beaches. The study reviews how the oil came to be buried, out of sight and out of mind. You can view the complete story of how oil gets buried here for free. Its a real page turner, but we suspect you can guess how the oil was hidden beneath the surface.

According to scientists, the first picture, to your left "Figure 1 shows the different forms of oil contamination, including: 1) tar balls: discrete accumulations of oil <10 cm (4 inches) in diameter (Figure 1a); 2) tar patties: discrete accumulations of oil >10 cm (inches) in diameter (Figure 1b); 3) tar cakes: tar patties exceeding 3 cm in thickness (Figure 1c); 4) oil sheets: discrete, but spatially continuous accumulation of oil >5 m (15 feet) in length or width (Figure 1d); 5) oil stains: a visible thin veneer of oil coating sediment grains (Figure 1e), which cannot be mechanically separated from the sediment, as compared to the other four forms of oil contamination. All five forms of “beach oiling” are found along the nearly 300 km of beaches along the Alabama and northern Florida coast. Figure 1. Different forms of oil contamination along the Alabama and northern Florida beaches. Scales on the yellow yard stick are in inches." USF Study.
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The scientists also discovered, "all forms of oil contamination as discussed above were also observed beneath the surface of the beach, buried at various depths within several tidal cycles, i.e., few days. Figure 5a shows continuous oil sheet buried within the foreshore subenvironment under calm wave conditions during the oil beachfall on June 24, 2010. The subsurface oil layer dipped seaward following the antecedent foreshore topography, buried up to 10 inches at the seaward end and pinching out at depth of 2 inches under the active berm crest within one tidal cycle." USF Study

A shout out to the USF team including: Ping Wang and Tiffany M. Roberts Coastal Research Laboratory, Department of Geology, University of South Florida, Tampa, James (Rip) Kirby, Jun Cheng, Katherine E. Brutsche, Mark H. Horwitz, and Stoddard Pickrel.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Florida Oil Spill | Bonnie Heads for Gulf

Florida Oil Spill Bonnie
Florida Oil Spill .com notes that Bonnie becomes Tropical Storm | According to NOAA, "Tropical Depression strengthens...becomes Tropical Storm Bonnie... At 615 PM EDT the center of Tropical Storm Bonnie was located about 200 miles southeast of Nassau or about 415 miles east-southeast Key West Florida. Movement was toward the northwest near 14 MPH. A turn to the west-northwest with an increase in forward speed is expected tonight and Friday. Winds have increased TO 40 MPH and that the depression has become a tropical storm." The projected track takes the storm right through the heart of the Gulf Oil Disaster.

Breaking News Update: As of late Thursday night, July 22, 2010 a ship drilling a relief well was ordered to leave the Gulf Oil Disaster site, pending the arrival of Bonnie.

Update: Vessels have now returned to the Deepwater Horizon site.

Florida Oil Spill .com  will continue following this system.

NOAA Satellite Image from July 22, 2010.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Video | Disturbing Aerial Video of Florida Oil Spill

Florida Oil Spill .com has just reviewed the most disturbing video of the black tide from the air. While we have kept continuous feeds of the oil blasting into the deep Gulf of Mexico, we now go airborne and see dolhins and whales struggling to stay alive. We expect more video from the air next week as the team flies the Florida coastline. Standby.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Video | Saturday Update | Oil Spill

Florida Oil just found video of what key players in the oil spill disaster are doing this beautiful weekend. We plan on going sailing before the oil hits the beaches in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.

Robots Track Oil | University of South Florida

Robots are tracking the Gulf Oil Spill as we reported earlier this week. During the Florida Oil Spill Forum we attended near Bayboro Harbor, we learned that scientists from the University of South Florida were having difficulty obtaining samples near the Deepwater Horizon

The solution: robots. According to MSNBC, "The gliders look like torpedoes with wings. They move by sucking in seawater, which causes them to tip forward and sink. When the glider reaches the desired depth, it expels the water, causing it to tip back toward the surface." We have learned that the robots can be used for red tide research as well. The scientists discuss the difficulty in tracking the source of oil found in the Gulf of Mexico in the video below. 

Solutions to the Oil Spill in Gulf | DeepWater Horizon Leak

Florida Oil Spill .com has listened to people talking about this disaster. Everyone that we know is extremely upset by the whole situation. We are especially saddened by the loss of the wetlands and all the lovely animals that live there (including humans). We are also disappointed that it seems that the oil industry hasn't been exploring this.

The first alternative I heard was the Nuclear Missile Option. Some of the problems I see with this are: the explosion will probably cause more oil in a larger more diverse set of holes and we would also be introducing nuclear contamination to the gulf stream.

One writer remembers how plumbers stopped the water at her home when the cut-off valve didn't seem to stop it. The plumbers froze the water line. She thought wow if they could freeze the oil they could easily put a new valve on it. It seems that freezing crude oil is very complicated. It makes sense though since she knows that cars and trucks run at freezing temperatures in Canada that oil must freeze at a pretty low temperature. It turns out also each deposit has its own properties. It would be nearly impossible to freeze it, though the depth and resulting increase in pressure might help. Just a thought.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Florida Oil Spill Beach Cam

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Looking for oil on the Pinellas County beaches?

Take a look for yourself and see.

THERE IS NONE! Come on down, the weather is hot and the beaches are clean, the water is beautiful. We may go sailing this weekend. A live feed from Clearwater Beach, Florida is updated regularly.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Photos | Florida Oil Spill | Stunning Images

Stunning images of the Florida Oil Spill, including people on the beach swimming in oil, a lady sunbathing with a gas mask, and tons of pictures of other damage caused by the black tide that is sweeping the Gulf of Mexico and the coastline.

Images are Here:

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

State of Florida Appoints Oil Spill Attorney

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The Tampa Tribune reports Governor Charlie Crist has written a letter that states: "While it remains our hope to avoid litigation, I believe we must be prepared in the event legal action is needed . . . . Obviously, the goal of such action would be to restore the people, businesses, industries and communities of Florida harmed in the wake of the potentially disastrous and unprecedented damage of the oil spill." The Governor then announced the appointment of Steven Yerrid, a Tampa lawyer, as the Florida Oil Spill Attorney. He has experience with the Skyway Bridge disaster and has a reputation as a fighter for the people of Florida in the Tobacco litigation, Good Luck.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Oil Spill Fine Estimate | $ 1.5 Billion | Updated

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Huge Potential Fine for Oil Pollution?
We have spent some time calculating the potential fines for the big oil spill for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA). We have assumed 504,000 gallons per day have flowed as of 9:29 pm EST on June 7, 2010. That means that around 22,000,000 Gallons have been spewed into out Gulf of Mexico so far. At 42 Gallons per barrel, and a $3,000 per Barrel fine under the CWA, and 523,809 Barrels;

We estimate the Potential Current Fine is $1,571,428,571.42 . If the Oil stopped flowing 15 minutes ago (it didn't).

Update: MSNBC reported on June 11, 2010 "[the oil giant multinational corporation], which generated $16.6 billion in profits last year, has not cut its dividend in 18 years."

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Florida Oil Spill Biodegradable Cleanup with Peat Moss

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Florida Oil Spill attorney has interviewed an individual that claims that a material found in abundance can be used to naturally treat oil affected areas. One manufacturer has suggested that peat moss can be used to clean up the Gulf oil disaster.

According to the manufacturer, peat moss is "a non-toxic, all natural, 100% organic, lab-tested, field proven, industrial absorbent that is economical, efficient, non-abrasive, non-toxic, non-leaching and in its natural state is already biodegraded. The inherent capillary action of the activated peat provides a powerful wicking action and encapsulates oils."

What do you think?

Monday, May 31, 2010

Florida Oil Spill Time Lapse Series From Space

Florida Oil Spill Time Lapse From Space

Two satellites are delivering images of the Gulf oil spill near Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. The disaster began April 20, 2010. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. The time lapse series shows a space-based view of the burning oil rig and the ensuing massive oil spill through May 24, 2010. We have previously posted links to High Definition shots from these sources.

We sent a team to one of the "Best Beaches in the World," the 2005 winner, Fort Desoto North Beach Park in Pinellas County, Florida and will show you exclusive video that location soon. We found no oil on May 30, 2010 during that photo and video shoot. We are also planning a trip to Louisiana to provide unfiltered first-hand reports.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Oil Spill - New Live Feed Remotely Operated Vehicle Spill Cam Video

Florida Oil Spill Attorney News has been challenged keeping a live feed from the leak at 5,000 feet beneath the Gulf. We are not alone. There have been allegations that somebody has been editing or killing the feed so that the public cannot see what has been done to their Gulf of Mexico. We hope that this PBS feed will be more reliable. United States Government officials and PBS are now providing this stream.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Florida in Oil Spill Satellite Images Now Show Florida

Oil off of Florida's Gulf Coast now appears in NASA Images from space taken within the last couple of days.

The loop current will now carry the mess to areas far-removed from the site of the oil leak.

Mr. Smith was right.