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BP in deep water over annual reporting – The Guardian 0

Posted on February 28, 2011 by bp complaints

The Guardian

BP in deep water over annual reporting
The Guardian
BP are to release their first annual report since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Photograph: Jim McKinley / Alamy In the next month, embattled oil giant BP will release its first annual report since the Gulf of Mexico disaster last April.

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New Era in Reporting Marine Oil Incidents after the BP GoM Oil Disaster – Gerson Lehrman Group 0

Posted on December 12, 2010 by bp complaints

Reuters UK

New Era in Reporting Marine Oil Incidents after the BP GoM Oil Disaster
Gerson Lehrman Group
This is coming barely three months after the containment of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Is the reporting a positive result of the media circus
Report: Spills and 'near-misses' plagued oil industry ahead of BP disasterThe Hill (blog)
The Oil Industry Is Back for MoreHuffington Post (blog)
The Ongoing Deepwater Drilling DisasterForbes
SF Public Press –Houston Chronicle –New York Times
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Expanded Reporting for Birds Captured and Collected During Deepwater Horizon Response 1

Posted on September 15, 2010 by bp complaints

Key contact numbers

  • Report oiled shoreline or request volunteer information: (866) 448-5816
  • Submit alternative response technology, services or products: (281) 366-5511 
  • Submit a claim for damages: (800) 916-4893
  • Report oiled wildlife: (866) 557-1401

Deepwater Horizon Incident
Joint Information Center

Phone: (713) 323-1670
(713) 323-1671

Kendra Barkoff, DOI (202) 208-6416
Georgia Parham, USFWS 612-247-5456
Tom Mackenzie, USFWS 404-679-7291

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Based on a rigorous review by a team of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists of previously released preliminary data, the Service has compiled an expanded report of the birds rescued and collected during the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

This report, which will be provided regularly moving forward, outlines a species-by-species breakdown and maps of where the birds were collected, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland announced today.

“These new detailed reports will give us a better initial picture of the effects to migratory bird populations from the Deepwater Horizon spill, help guide our efforts to restore these populations and help ensure that those responsible will be held accountable for the full impacts of the spill,” Strickland said.

The initial report released by the Fish and Wildlife Service today showed that as of Sept. 14, 2010, a total of 3,634 dead birds and 1,042 live birds have been found in areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill. These numbers are subject to verification and cannot be considered final. Of the dead birds, the largest numbers are laughing gulls, followed by brown pelicans and northern gannets.

These numbers will be updated as the team of biologists continues the verification process which can take several weeks. Until the response to this environmental disaster is complete and birds are no longer being captured alive or collected dead, any numbers regarding birds must be considered preliminary.

About 1.5 percent of the current total represents birds collected live that later died. As data continues to come in, the Service will report on the number of live birds that have died.

In the meantime, the unverified preliminary numbers will continue to be updated daily to provide a glimpse into the spill impacts on birds that depend on the northern Gulf Coast.

The verified information will be updated every week. Verified species-by-species data, along with maps showing where birds were captured or collected, are posted on the Service’s oil spill web page (www.fws.gov/home/dhoilspill) and the Restore the Gulf web site (www.restorethegulf.gov).

“In the early days of the response, alive and dead visibly and not visibly oiled birds were reported on a daily basis to reflect what search teams were finding and to enable the Response Planning Group to plan the next day’s collection and capture efforts,” said Acting Service Director Rowan Gould. “Because of the urgency to identify areas where large numbers of birds may be encountering oil these numbers were reported on a daily basis, but the exact locations, species type, degree of oiling were not verified. More recently, a data team has been working to fill in details and verify the accuracy of all information.”

Ensuring accurate, scientifically valid information that describes bird impacts from this incident will be an important part of the government’s overall Natural Resource Damage Assessment. The assessment is designed to quantify the full magnitude of the injuries to natural resources from the spill, including lost uses of those resources. Federal and state agencies have come together as trustees under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to perform this assessment, which will result in a publicly reviewed restoration plan and damage claim to the companies responsible for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

To view Weekly Bird Impact Data and Consolidated Wildlife Reports, visit http://www.fws.gov/home/dhoilspill/collectionreports.html

The goal under the law is to restore injured or lost natural resources to the condition they would have been in had there not been a spill and to compensate the public for lost or diminished services these resources provide to the public and the environment.

Some of the natural resource damage assessment data collected for birds include species information, degree of oiling, date and location of capture or collection. Once birds are captured alive or collected dead, a series of events follow:

  • Dead birds are catalogued as evidence and kept in freezers at collection intake centers.
  • Live birds are transported to one of four intake/ rehabilitation centers, which are located in Hammond, Louisiana; Gulfport, Mississippi; Theodore, Alabama; and Pensacola, Florida.
  • Once the live birds arrive at rehabilitation centers veternarians and other wildlife professionals monitor the birds closely to determine when they are sufficiently stabilized to have the oil washed off their feathers and skin.
  • After several washings, feedings, and the collection of vital health information the birds are maintained in the rehabilitation centers until their natural body oils are replenished and they are sufficiently recovered for release
  • Rehabilitated birds are released into suitable habitats along the coast at locations aimed at minimizing the chances they could get oiled again. Birds are banded prior to release so survival and movement may be followed.
  • If a bird dies at the rehabilitation center, it is entered into evidence and placed in a storage freezer.

Birds have been collected at sea, along the coast and inland.

For more information about the service’s response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, please visit www.fws.gov/home/dhoilspill/, follow the service’s conservation work in the Southeast Region on Twitter @usfwssoutheast, or text ‘oil’ to 45995 from your cell phone to receive occasional alerts about the oil spill response and restoration work our employees are doing on the Gulf Coast. Note that standard message rates may apply.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Visit the Service’s website at http://www.fws.gov or http://www.fws.gov/southeast/


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Gulf Oil Spill: Scientists Reporting Natural Cleanup Are Funded by BP and US … – Death and Taxes 1

Posted on August 25, 2010 by bp complaints

Washington Post

Gulf Oil Spill: Scientists Reporting Natural Cleanup Are Funded by BP and US
Death and Taxes
A new report asserts that microbes are mopping up the much of the oil spilled in the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Gulf oil spill: Pressure test was subject of debate before explosion, witness saysLos Angeles Times (blog)
Study: Petroleum-eating microbes significantly reduced gulf oil plumeWashington Post
More BP problems: The trust fundPolitico (blog)
CNN –Discovery News –Science AAAS
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More on the gulf between oil-spill reporting and accuracy – The Star-Ledger – NJ.com (blog) 0

Posted on August 23, 2010 by bp complaints


More on the gulf between oilspill reporting and accuracy
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com (blog)
When it comes to the Gulf oil spill, the media have done the exact opposite. First the media exaggerated the possible effects of the spill beyond all
Feinberg Says BP Gulf Oil Spill Victims May Be Able to Sue Some CompaniesBloomberg
Hearings Into Cause of Oil Spill Begin in HoustonABC News
Obama Administration Defends Its Gulf Oil Spill ResponseThe Washington Independent
DailyFinance –Atlanta Journal Constitution –al.com (blog)
all 1,224 news articles »

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Who benefited from that bad reporting of the Gulf oil spill? – The Star-Ledger – NJ.com (blog) 0

Posted on August 21, 2010 by bp complaints

The Hindu

Who benefited from that bad reporting of the Gulf oil spill?
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com (blog)
Even though the oil never got to Destin, the tourist season was ruined by alarmist reporting of the Gulf oil spill. In a prior life, I was a city editor at
Details Faulted in Plan to Pay Oil Spill ClaimsNew York Times
Allen: 'Impossible to lead cleanup efforts' without BPCNN
BP Begins to Remove Drilling PipeWall Street Journal
The Epoch Times –Khabrein –The Associated Press
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