Live Feed of the Oil Leak via PBS Newshour

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To see more on the estimates of the amount of oil leaked, go here.

THis is just so depressing to watch.. Especially when you put it together with these photographs. And these.

37 thoughts on “Live Feed of the Oil Leak via PBS Newshour

  1. Keeping the news separate

    In another troubling discovery, marine scientists said they have spotted a huge new plume of what they believe to be oil deep beneath the Gulf, stretching 22 miles (35 kilometers) from the leaking well head northeast toward Mobile Bay, Alabama.

    They fear it could have resulted from using chemicals a mile below the surface to break up the oil.


    If the procedure works, BP will inject cement into the well to seal it permanently.

    If it doesn’t, the company has a number of backup plans. Either way, crews will continue to drill two relief wells, considered the only surefire way to stop the leak.

    In several articles it’s been admitted the government has not experts having to depend on DP.

    Depending and taking their word it was safe was how we got into this mess in the first place
    Drilling relief wells only sure fire way to stop leak or keep the well open & producing

    Highlights of Obama’s orders on offshore drilling

    Obama ordered a number of changes designed to ensure offshore drilling is safer going forward, based on a 30-day review by Salazar, including:

    _Extending a moratorium on new deep water drilling leases for six months, until the presidential commission on the spill completes its work.

    Or maybe till the oil leak not in the forefront of news

    _Suspending Shell Oil’s plans to begin exploratory drilling this summer on Arctic leases as far as 140 miles off the Alaska coast. Now those wells will not be considered until 2011.

  2. I think BP has been very truthful and their efforts at “Top Kill” have been remarkably successful.
    They have in essence, killed the top part of the Gulf of Mexico and now they are going focus on killing the remaining water column.
    Once the Gulf is declared an uninhabited desert, they can restructure under a snappy new, Madison avenue crafted label and resume drilling more than ever.

    sarc/on, very very on

    Seriously, 11 dead and 41 days after the catastrophe and the FBI is CONSIDERING a criminal investigation…wtf?
    That action should have been taken at the moment it occurred, not 41 days later so the data could be scrubbed and dumbed down.

    Something is seriously broken and it is more than just an oil well out of control.

  3. EV, it’s ‘spin’, ‘spin’, ‘spin’ the public relations.

    If taken seriously, from the beginning instead attempting to save face (and the profitable oil) – the situation wouldn’t have been as grave as it is.
    Corporate greed .
    When a wound requires sutures, a band aid will not do.

    • ebb, I just happened upon some pictures of oil soaked birds again. I almost cried. It’s not just the poor animals, it’s the fact, that maybe invisibly, but still so many people and creatures and nature herself will be suffering horribly from his.

  4. Promises: Obama visits Gulf Coast

    “I’m here to tell you that you are not alone, you will not be abandoned, you will not be left behind,” Obama said. “The media may get tired of the story, but we will not. We will be on your side and we will see this through.”

    They might if not allowed access to the area to have any thing to report there by giving control to the administration as to what information they want released to the public.
    If this is what they meant by in control than I would agree.

    News networks say access to oil spill ’slowly being strangled off’

    NEW ORLEANS – Media organizations say they are being allowed only limited access to areas impacted by the Gulf oil spill through restrictions on plane and boat traffic that are making it difficult to document the worst spill in U.S. history.
    The Associated Press, CBS and others have reported coverage problems because of the restrictions, which officials say are needed to protect wildlife and ensure safe air traffic.
    Ted Jackson, a photographer for The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans, said Saturday that access to the spill “is slowly being strangled off.”
    A CBS news story said one of its reporting teams was threatened with arrest by the Coast Guard and turned back from an oiled beach at the mouth of the Mississippi River. The story said the reporters were told the denial was under “BP’s rules.”
    Wait a second…a British company is setting rules for the U.S. Coast Guard to follow and setting boundaries as to where people can and cannot go?

    The coast guard doesn’t take their commands from BP so they shouldn’t be enforcing any
    commands from BP.
    Of course they want to limit media coverage; people would be able to use media as evidence in civil court.
    WASHINGTON — A litany of half-truths, withholding crucial video, blocking media access to the site and a failure to share timely and complete information about efforts to contain the largest oil spill in U.S. history have created the widespread impression that BP is withholding information about the April 20 oilrig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, if not misleading the public and the government.
    The government has been little better, for weeks blindly accepting BP’s estimates of the size of the spill, all but powerless to force the company to curb its use of toxic chemical dispersants and ignoring warnings from its own officials about possible worker safety violations.
    Most damning, say members of Congress, was BP’s failure to release video that would help measure how much oil is being released from the broken well — a number that will be key evidence when federal investigators and perhaps juries consider what damages BP should pay. -…

    White House officials referred questions about their involvement to Wyman. He said Wine’s description of the chain of command was incorrect and that all requests from media were decided on by the command center in Robert, La. The Department of Homeland Security is notified, he said.
    Two weeks ago, oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau was turned away from waters near a wildlife sanctuary after the Coast Guard discovered a reporter and a photographer from The Associated Press were on board.
    Jackson, The Times-Picayune photographer, said he had been kept back from oil-covered beaches and denied a request to fly below 3,000 feet.
    “The oil spill from there is just a rumor,” he said.
    FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said hundreds of flights related to the recovery effort go each day into the restricted airspace. She said aircraft from the oil industry and law enforcement also are allowed in those areas.
    Bombshell expose’. The real reason the oil still flows into the Gulf of Mexico

  5. I didn’t know you could buy “search terms” on search engines

    BP, the very company responsible for the oil spill that is already the worst in U.S. history, has purchased several phrases on search engines such as Google and Yahoo so that the first result that shows up directs information seekers to the company’s official website.

    A simple Google search of “oil spill” turns up several thousand news results, but the first link, highlighted at the very top of the page, is from BP. “Learn more about how BP is helping,” the link’s tagline reads.

    Why doesn’t BP stop throwing all that money towards trying to make themselves look better, and put that money towards helping all the people and animals they are destroying!!

    • 8th degree, what does this part included in your link mean:

      The chief executive of BP sold £1.4 million of his shares in the fuel giant weeks before the Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused its value to collapse.

      And then put that with Goldman Sachs selling $250 million of BP stock before spill..

      Firm’s stock sale nearly twice as large as any other institution; Represented 44 percent of total BP investment

      Awfully weird ‘coincidence’.. So, what did they know beforehand??

        • Now help me out with math, will you? They are now saying the cap is able to reduce the spill by a quarter to maybe half the oil coming from the well. I seem to recall that the spill worsened by a third when they cut the riser, to be able to put on the cap. So that will be a quarter or half of the increased spill, right? So we’re worse off or minimally better off than before. That doesn’t sound like a success to me. All propaganda.

  6. Before the well fire he sold his stock shares.

    Leading to the fact he suspected the danger of the leak before it happened

  7. You do math very well.
    Next question if BP lossing so much in oil from the well how is it that paid so well to stock holders ?
    That math don’t add which every way you do it.

  8. Why does this video stream of the oil look WORSE than it did a couple of days ago? This doesn’t look contained OR captured! This is horribly sickening.

  9. I think EV was on the right track, saying that they increased the flow more than what they are capturing. This just made it easier for them to recover more oil, at the expense of increasing the leak overall. Before there were several places in the collapsed riser, where oil was leaking. This way, it is all at the top of the blowout preventer, making it easier to suck up some oil, but if they restrict the flow, their cap might be forced off.

  10. Many Gulf fed’l judges have oil links
    More than half of the federal judges in districts where the bulk of Gulf oil spill-related lawsuits are pending have financial connections to the oil and gas industry, complicating the task of finding judges without conflicts to hear the cases, an Associated Press analysis of judicial financial disclosure reports shows.
    Thirty-seven of the 64 active or senior judges in key Gulf Coast districts in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida have links to oil, gas and related energy industries, including some who own stocks or bonds in BP PLC, Halliburton or Transocean — and others who regularly list receiving royalties from oil and gas production wells, according to the reports judges must file each year.

    Those three companies are named as defendants in virtually all of the 150-plus lawsuits seeking damages, mainly for economic losses in the fishing, seafood, tourism and related industries, that have been filed over the growing oil spill since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded

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