Feds Approve New Gulf Oil Well off La as the Marine Life Washes Ashore


New Gulf Oil Well Approved here:

"I'm outraged," said Kieran Suckling, executive director for the Tucson, Ariz.-based Center for Biological Diversity. "How is it that shallow water drilling suddenly became safe again?"

Bandon Oil and Gas first sought the permit in April shortly after the Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank. The permit was approved Wednesday morning, according to MMS records.

Suckling said the administration was misleading the public by quietly resuming work in shallow waters while acting as if it was taking a tough look at deepwater work.


Read entire article Dying, dead marine wildlife paint dark, morbid picture of Gulf Coast following oil spill*

" Here's what President Obama didn't see when he visited the Gulf Coast: a dead dolphin rotting in the shore weeds.

"When we found this dolphin it was filled with oil. Oil was just pouring out of it. It was the saddest darn thing to look at," said a BP contract worker who took the Daily News on a surreptitious tour of the wildlife disaster unfolding in Louisiana.

His motive: simple outrage.

"There is a lot of coverup for BP. They specifically informed us that they don't want these pictures of the dead animals. They know the ocean will wipe away most of the evidence. It's important to me that people know the truth about what's going on here," the contractor said.

"The things I've seen: They just aren't right. All the life out here is just full of oil. I'm going to show you what BP never showed the President.

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So, as commenters to this blog pointed out early on - the oil spill comes at an opportune time to becloud all media outlets, filling in the run-up to yet another weekend, while the Israelis get away with murder, another flotilla heads toward Gaza, possible confrontation coming with flotilla approach between Turkey and Israel, financial system collapsing, economy in tatters, U.S. government claims right to murder its own citizens, Bush admits to water-boarding and says he'd do it again, Sestak offered job not to run against Specter, Kagan took $10,000 stipend from Goldman Sachs...good thing for the White House there's an oil volcano to take the heat off.

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