Yep – now, that’s just wrong. That one leak is producing 2,100,000 barrels of crude oil into the Gulf since it began which is – 88,200,000 gallons of crude oil from that one leak. Plus the other leaking, spewing, gushing crude oil leak, plus the one that was capped and was pouring oil into the cap before it was capped through about 25 days of gushing some measure of oil into the Gulf waters. But BP is proud. Crude Oil is at $68.11 a barrel.

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(from Anderson Cooper 360 – CNN transcript from May 18, 2010)

COOPER:

Then there’s the latest comment from the guy in charge of BP, the chief executive. Here’s what he told Sky News. He says, quote, “I think the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to have been very, very modest. It is impossible to say and we will mount, as part of the aftermath, a very detailed environmental assessment as we go forward, we’re going to do that with some of the science institutions in the U.S. But everything we can see at the moment suggests that the overall environmental impact will be very, very modest.”

COOPER: Congressman Gutierrez, I want to ask you. The CEO of BP said today to Sky News that the environmental impact of this is going to be very, very modest. And in the next sentence he said though, of course, impossible to know. What do you make of this guy? Do you believe anything they say?

REP. LUIS GUTIERREZ (D), ILLINOIS: I don’t.

(from Anderson Cooper 360 – CNN transcript from May 18, 2010)

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1005/18/acd.02.html

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“The two types of dispersants BP is spraying in the Gulf of Mexico are banned for use [1] on oil spills in the U.K.” – from article below

http://www.marinemanagement.org.uk/protecting/pollution/documents/approval_approved_products.pdf

The following products have been removed from the list of approved products because they did not pass the Rocky Shore Test when submitted for renewal:

Chemkleen OSDA JAC (removed from list 21/01/1998)

Corexit 9527 (removed from list 30/07/1998)

Corexit 9500 (removed from list 30/07/1998).
Existing stocks of these products may still be used away from rocky shorelines in appropriate conditions. Approval should be sought from the relevant licensing authority before any proposed use.
The following product has been found to have been on sale in the UK labelled as “Approved for use by the UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food” but has never been presented to our predecessor MAFF or to Defra for approval. It must therefore not be used in UK waters as an oil dispersant as it does not have official approval and has not passed any official UK efficacy or toxicity tests.

MOD Solvent – Marine Oil Dispersant.

UK -

(from)

http://www.propublica.org/ion/blog/item/In-Gulf-Spill-BP-Using-Dispersants-Banned-in-UK

The two types of dispersants BP is spraying in the Gulf of Mexico are banned for use [1] on oil spills in the U.K. As EPA-approved products [2], BP has been using them in greater quantities than dispersants have ever been used [3] in the history of U.S. oil spills.

BP is using two products from a line of dispersants called Corexit [4], which EPA data [2] appear to show is more toxic and less effective [5] on South Louisiana crude than other available dispersants, according to Greenwire.

We learned about the U.K. ban from a mention on The New York Times’ website. (The reference was cut from later versions of the article, so we can’t link to the Times, but we found the piece [6] elsewhere.) The Times flagged a letter [7] that Rep. Edward Markey, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, sent to the EPA on Monday. The letter pointed out that both the Corexit products currently being used in the Gulf were removed from a list of approved treatments for oil spills in the U.K. more than a decade ago. (Here’s the letter [7].)

As we’ve reported, Corexit was also used after the Exxon Valdez disaster [8] and was later linked with human health problems including respiratory, nervous system, liver, kidney and blood disorders. One of the two Corexit products also contains a compound that, in high doses, is associated with headaches, vomiting and reproductive problems [9].

Given that the dispersants are EPA-approved, the choice of which ones to use was left to BP, which had stockpiled large amounts of Corexit and is now ordering more.

BP has defended its choice to use Corexit. A BP spokesman called the product [5] “pretty effective,” and said it had been “rigorously tested.” It is not testing other dispersants, he said, [5] because it’s focusing on stopping the spill.

(etc.)

- definitely go see this article

http://www.propublica.org/ion/blog/item/In-Gulf-Spill-BP-Using-Dispersants-Banned-in-UK

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When BP Says “Local”, It Doesn’t Necessarily Mean “Local”


WJHG-TV – 7 hours ago
Locals have been wanting to get there hands dirty and help the Unified Command deploy the booms and have been told that they will be able to do so soon,

Hmmm  ……   ……..

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My Note –

I had put the search terms into google -

Unified Command

and those two results above were the first two -

I’m going to the second one now – the first one has more information than I included here with a photograph of the dispersant from the company that made it. But, this – is reminiscent of the Agent Orange debacle which was also considered “safe” to use around people -

“As we’ve reported, Corexit was also used after the Exxon Valdez disaster [8] and was later linked with human health problems including respiratory, nervous system, liver, kidney and blood disorders. One of the two Corexit products also contains a compound that, in high doses, is associated with headaches, vomiting and reproductive problems [9].”

And that’s because for some reason BP, other oil industry companies, the EPA, the Unified Command, the physicians, the environmental scientists and the oil company executives believe that people along the Gulf Coast, the specialists in the area, the response teams in the area, the future swimmers in the Gulf Coast waters, the fish and marine animals, birds and people on the oil rigs and boats and that might ever be tourists in these areas, deserve to endure headaches, vomiting, and reproductive problems, liver damage, kidney damage, blood disorders, nervous system disorders and respiratory damage.

It is evident by the fact that they have already covered these areas with over 400,000 gallons of this stuff aerially and subsea as of a few days ago. They actually are reported to have started using these dispersants at the site of the spill beneath the water from the first day when they realized their was oil gushing out of their broken pipes. Too late to fix any of that – but it is just as vile as gas chambers – only slower and more sure suffering for longer, that is well known to be caused by it.

- cricketdiane

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BP exec: We've been open with videos

BP exec: We’ve been open with videos :59
Bob Dudley – BP managing director

Oil as thick as ‘chocolate syrup’

While we were out there, my nose and the back of my throat began to burn as I inhaled the putrid-smelling air.
–Eileen Romero, a CNN iReporter touring Louisiana’s Chandeleur Islands on Tuesday

http://us.cnn.com/2010/US/05/19/gulf.oil.spill/index.html?hpt=Sbin

The communication came after reports of oil possibly reaching the Gulf of Mexico’s Loop Current. The current flows through the Yucatan Channel between Cuba and Mexico, and then northward, where it loops and exits the Gulf just south of the Florida Keys and travels to the west side of the western Bahamas.

The European Space Agency issued a statement Wednesday saying satellite images show the oil is in the Loop Current.

“With these images from space, we have visible proof that at least oil from the surface of the water has reached the current,” Bertrand Chapron of Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, said in the statement.

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BP touts containment efforts; heavy oil reaches Louisiana wetlands

By the CNN Wire Staff
May 19, 2010 8:41 p.m. EDT<


http://us.cnn.com/2010/US/05/19/gulf.oil.spill/index.html?hpt=Sbin

Oil as thick as ‘chocolate syrup’

Oil moves into the wetlands. ‘These are not tar balls, this is not sheen, this is heavy oil,’ said Gov. Bobby Jindal.

My Note -

2,100,000 barrels @ 70,00 barrels per day for 30 days (measured from only one of three actual leaks that occurred – two of which are still gushing – one is giving some 2,000 – 3,000 barrels of crude oil into the partial siphoning system with its remainder spewing into the gulf and one leak, of which still gushes unabated at all. The smallest leak of the three was reported to have been sealed or stopped less than a week ago now.)

That one leak is producing 2,100,000 barrels of crude oil into the Gulf since it began which is – 88,200,000 gallons of crude oil from that one leak. Plus the other leaking, spewing, gushing crude oil leak, plus the one that was capped and was pouring oil into the cap before it was capped through about 25 days of gushing some measure of oil into the Gulf waters.

But, we are supposed to believe that 3,000 gallons or barrels is such a remarkable change in the situation?

Hmmmmm…………

- cricketdiane

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There is something way wrong with their thinking to say that doesn’t matter.

And, their attitudes represented by Mr. Dudley, BP managing director is that it doesn’t matter and the two hours to get the real figures on the volumes can’t be done. And, he says that he is confident that the dispersants although known to be toxic and known to give death and sickness to sea life as well as people – are alright and safe to use. He doesn’t even lie good.

Is that why we pay him and the rest of the oil industry every time we pump a gallon of gas into our cars and trucks and generators? Is that, so he and others in his group of executives in charge of this can lie to us and be evasive and further the damages that are occurring even as they fill our national waters with filth and toxic chemicals and the deluge of sadistic poisons from their profitable industries?

Yep – now, that’s just wrong.

- cricketdiane

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New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) — BP said Wednesday that efforts to contain and clean up oil gushing from a ruptured pipe in the Gulf of Mexico have made a “measurable difference” even as Louisiana’s governor announced that thick, heavy oil has begun polluting the state’s wetlands and estuaries.

http://us.cnn.com/2010/US/05/19/gulf.oil.spill/index.html?hpt=Sbin

Video from Pass a Loutre in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, showed oil with a syrupy consistency lapping against reeds in a small area of marshland after creeping past booms and barriers.

Video: Oil ashore in Louisiana

Video: Believers pray for oil spill miracle

Video: TV crew tours oil spill site

“Everything that that blanket of oil has covered today will die,” parish President Billy Nungesser said.

“Imagine [this oil] on top of a turtle or on top of a frog,” he said as he held a stalk of reed that coated his hands in oil.

CNN iReporter Eileen Romero, touring the state’s Chandeleur Islands by boat on Tuesday, described a “foamy sheen on top of the water” left by the oil and dispersants, and she said she counted between 10 and 15 dead Portuguese man-of-wars trapped in debris.

“While we were out there, my nose and the back of my throat began to burn as I inhaled the putrid-smelling air,” Romero said.

Jindal compared the fight to head off the approaching oil to “knowing your body has cancer. … We’ve got to stop this cancer from spreading [and] we’d much rather fight it on these coastal barrier islands than inland.”

“We need more than just boom or skimmers,” Jinadal said. “We need multiple lines of defense.”

iReport: Track the spill, or share your story

(from CNN story)

http://us.cnn.com/2010/US/05/19/gulf.oil.spill/index.html?hpt=Sbin

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Deepwater Horizon oil spill showing tendril moving south towards the Loop Current. May 17, 2010. Image by Jeff Schmaltz MODIS Rapid Response Team courtesy NASA) - Based on NOAA's daily trajectory maps and fisheries closure maps, mapping experts estimate the exent of the spill at 78,000 square miles. NOAA has closed about 19 percent of gulf waters to fishing.

Deepwater Horizon oil spill showing tendril moving south towards the Loop Current. May 17, 2010. Image by Jeff Schmaltz MODIS Rapid Response Team courtesy NASA) - Based on NOAA's daily trajectory maps and fisheries closure maps, mapping experts estimate the extent of the spill at 78,000 square miles. NOAA has closed about 19 percent of gulf waters to fishing.

CNN report says it covers 14,000 square miles as of 5.02 pm on 05-20-10, now I’m going to have to go back and look it up again. It looks like the 78,000 square miles number is actually correct. Why is there a disparity? – cd9

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My Note -

Now, look at that – is that something anyone could begin to call “moderate” as Tony Hayward of BP explained in a public statement yesterday about it?

I still don’t understand why they hint at having no other knowledge to refute that concept of it?

- cricketdiane

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Updated: 9:20 PM May 19, 2010

When BP Says “Local”, It Doesn’t Necessarily Mean “Local”
Bay County is out of the 72 hour of uncertainty, but the staging center at the Panama City downtown marina is still hard at work gathering skimmers and booms to help deploy if necessary.

Posted: 9:20 PM May 19, 2010


Bay County is out of the 72 hour of uncertainty, but the staging center at the Panama City downtown marina is still hard at work gathering skimmers and booms to help deploy if necessary.

Locals have been wanting to get there hands dirty and help the Unified Command deploy the booms and have been told that they will be able to do so soon, but as we found out the word “local” may have a broader definition than most of us might think.

B-P has been encouraging Bay County residents to help with the many different stages of the cleaning efforts of the Gulf for weeks now and many residents have been complaining that “locals” are not being used.

Vani Rao is the BP Public Information Officer.

“In the unskilled labor force here in Bay County right now our numbers are at 75 percent “local”, and by “local” I don’t want people to get confused. We are not just talking Bay County or Panama City when we say “local” we mean local to Florida.”

According to B-P and in agreement with the State of Florida, the unskilled labor force section of the clean up efforts will be 100 percent “local” by May 24th.


Latest Comments

Posted by: Eric Location: Panama City on May 19, 2010 at 09:15 PM

People are focused on the short term forecasts for the oil. The oil is still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico and will not be stopped for at least another month. This is a long term event and people should plan accordingly. The complete effects of this incident will not be known until long after the oil spill has been stopped. I know the economical impact is already being felt and there is a move to pressure the government to re-open certain fishing areas because of this impact. I think people are inclined to think short term and not long term.

Therefore take a breath and consider the consequences of people consuming seafood that is potentially contaminated. How long would your restaurant, fishing business and so forth last if people died for your desire for economic stability for one season. I do realize that some businesses will not survive this incident but what is the price tag for a human life or don’t people care anymore?

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My Note -

That comment is brilliant. The investigation by the tv station was brilliant. And the response of the BP representative was just as foul as was their call to local people was a complete lie and an intentional con. I hate to think how many people along Gulf Coast areas have been given “settlements” and “settlement checks” of $5,000 by BP already who will have long-term disabling sicknesses, ill-health, ill-businesses, long-term unemployment and watch their children become sick from it as well.

And that’s the truth.

- cricketdiane

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Found some other stuff -

John Kerry, T. Boone Pickens bury the hatchet with climate-change bill


Dallas Morning News – Dave Michaels – 5 hours ago

WASHINGTON – As T. Boone Pickens preached to an audience Wednesday about the perils of depending on oil from

Kerry, Pickens: Odd couple of climate legislation‎ – The Associated Press
Former political enemies join hands to save the world?‎ – Reuters UK (blog)
Pickens avoids mentioning those infamous swift boats‎ – Washington Examiner (blog)
all 132 news articles »

T Boone Pickens Buys Halliburton Company, Consol Energy Inc


GuruFocus.com – 17 hours ago

Oilman, billionaire investor T Boone Pickens reported his first quarter portfolio. These are the details of buys and sells. T Boone Pickens buys Halliburton

GM Will Build Natural Gas Vans — Finally, Some Competition for T


BNET – Jim Motavalli – 12 hours ago

It’s about time T. Boone Pickens had some competition. There’s clearly a business case to be made, with tougher pollution standards, for commercializing CNG
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Nifty.
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Pickens: U.S. spent $31B on foreign oil in April


Bizjournals.com – Kerri Panchuk – 2 days ago

America needs to wean itself off foreign oil, but instead, the situation is worsening, says Dallas billionaire T. Boone Pickens, who released a report that

US Spent Over $30 Billion for Foreign Oil in April‎ – Earthtimes (press release)
all 38 news articles »

T. Boone Pickens‘ War


Forbes (blog) – May 5, 2010

Boone Pickens, the oil and gas billionaire, has spent $62 million promoting the energy plan he announced in the summer of 2008.

Oil Spill Dooms Climate Bill‎ – Newser
all 4 news articles »


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New York TimesTIMEBusinessWeekWikipedia: Deepwater Horizon oil spill

T. Boone’s Not Playing The Blame Game


Forbes (blog) – May 5, 2010

BP Capital Management Founder and Chairman T. Boone Pickens says he’s not playing the blame game because this isn’t the time to be doing it.
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from Reuters – (today)

VENICE, La., May 20 (Reuters) – Heavy oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill threatened Louisiana marshlands on Thursday after washing ashore for the first time since a BP-operated rig exploded a month ago, sparking ecological disaster.

Calling it a “day that we have all been fearing,” Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said on Wednesday that heavy oil — not simply tar balls or sheen — had entered the state’s prized wetlands.

( . . . )

Adding another name to the group of companies connected to the doomed rig, Schlumberger Ltd (SLB.N) said it had a crew on the Deepwater Horizon that departed only hours before the explosion and fire that engulfed it. [ID:nN19270822]

The world’s largest oilfield services company had not previously revealed its work on the Horizon.

FALL-OUT INCREASES

The discovery of heavy oil in marshlands at the southern tip of Louisiana’s peninsula showed that authorities lacked the capacity to track undersea oil effectively, marine conservation biologist Rick Steiner said.

It also called into question a containment effort that focused on oil on the surface of the Gulf, Steiner said.

“I am very confident that a lot of the oil that has come out has not surfaced yet and the government can’t track subsurface plumes,” said Steiner, a retired professor at the University of Alaska who has just spent a week on the Gulf coast.

(etc.)

Wildlife and environmental groups accused BP of holding back information on the real size and impact of the growing slick, and urged President Barack Obama to order a more direct federal government role in the spill response.

Obama plans to create a commission to investigate the cause of the spill, evaluate industry practices and study government oversight.

Fall-out in Washington increased. The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday its embattled Minerals Management Service will be broken up into three separate divisions, as part of an effort to restructure the way the department handles offshore energy production. [ID:nN19223644]

Top Democrats in the U.S. Senate urged Obama to order immediate, enhanced inspections of all offshore oil rigs and production platforms.

“Until we can ensure the safety of our offshore platforms, our nation’s coastlines will be threatened by the possibility of more man-made catastrophes,” the letter said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1927272520100520

*also from Reuters with the Legislative investigation hearings about the failures that caused the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico resulting in the catastrophic ecological and economic  damages as well as the loss of life and destruction of life in the area -

http://insider.thomsonreuters.com/link.html?ctype=group_channel&chid=3&cid=104377&shareToken=MzpjOWI5YTA1My02N2FjLTQyN2MtODJmZC1hNjhjODljNjQyNjA%3D%0A

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BP Barring Oil-Soaked Beach Coverage

May 19, 2010 6:22 pm ET by Joe Strupp

So BP is deciding on restrictions for access to the oil-soaked beaches that resulted from its gulf tragedy? That seems to be the case according to one CBS news report (below).

Mother Jones cited the video in an item noting the restriction and showing the proper outrage.

“Why is BP calling the shots? This was a public beach,” Mother Jones stated. “The camera crews have every right–and in fact an obligation–to show people what’s going on. Why is the federal government running defense for BP?”

See it here:

http://mediamatters.org/strupp/201005190063

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Video: Gulf Oil Spill MUCH WORSE News VIDEO NOT SEEN ON TV TODAY BREAKING NEWS YouTube Santa Barbara Arts TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9IV4v4vowQ&feature=player_embedded

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BP Interested in Waterworld Star’s Idea for Cleaning Up Disaster‎ – mediabistro.com (blog)

Kevin Costner, Oil Spill Donation of ‘Ocean Therapy’‎ – Blue Star Chronicles (blog)

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Video: Politicians, Scientists Fear Spreading Oil Slick YouTube The Associated Press

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af_TPZTca0Y&feature=player_embedded

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emulsion

A. Two immiscible liquids, not yet emulsified.
B. An emulsion of Phase II dispersed in Phase I.
C. The unstable emulsion progressively separates.
D. The surfactant (purple outline around particles) positions itself on the interfaces between Phase II and Phase I, stabilizing the emulsion

An emulsion (pronounced /ɨˈmʌlʃən/[1]) is a mixture of two or more immiscible (unblendable) liquids. Emulsions are part of a more general class of two-phase systems of matter called colloids. Although the terms colloid and emulsion are sometimes used interchangeably, emulsion tends to imply that both the dispersed and the continuous phase are liquid. In an emulsion, one liquid (the dispersed phase) is dispersed in the other (the continuous phase).

Emulsions are made up of a dispersed and a continuous phase; the boundary between these phases is called the interface. Emulsions tend to have a cloudy appearance, because the many phase interfaces scatter light that passes through the emulsion. Emulsions are unstable and thus do not form spontaneously. The basic color of emulsions is white. If the emulsion is dilute, the Tyndall effect will scatter the light and distort the color to blue; if it is concentrated, the color will be distorted towards yellow. This phenomenon is easily observable on comparing skimmed milk (with no or little fat) to cream (high concentration of milk fat). Microemulsions and nanoemulsions tend to appear clear due to the small size of the disperse phase.

Energy input through shaking, stirring, homogenizing, or spray processes are needed to initially form an emulsion. Over time, emulsions tend to revert to the stable state of the phases comprising the emulsion; an example of this is seen in the separation of the oil and vinegar components of Vinaigrette, an unstable emulsion that will quickly separate unless shaken continuously.

Whether an emulsion turns into a water-in-oil emulsion or an oil-in-water emulsion depends on the volume fraction of both phases and on the type of emulsifier. Generally, the Bancroft rule applies: emulsifiers and emulsifying particles tend to promote dispersion of the phase in which they do not dissolve very well; for example, proteins dissolve better in water than in oil and so tend to form oil-in-water emulsions (that is they promote the dispersion of oil droplets throughout a continuous phase of water).

Instability

There are three types of emulsion instability: flocculation, creaming, and coalescence. Flocculation describes the process by which the dispersed phase come out of suspension in flakes. Coalescence is another form of instability, which describes when small droplets combine to form progressively larger ones. Emulsions can also undergo creaming, the migration of one of the substances to the top (or the bottom, depending on the relative densities of the two phases) of the emulsion under the influence of buoyancy or centripetal force when a centrifuge is used.

Surface active substances (surfactants) can increase the kinetic stability of emulsions greatly so that, once formed, the emulsion does not change significantly over years of storage.

“Emulsion stability refers to the ability of an emulsion to resist change in its properties over time.” D.J. McClements.[2]

(from)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emulsion

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May 19, 2010

How toxic are dispersants being used in Gulf oil spill?

06:35 AM

Oily waves are seen in the Gulf of Mexico near the mouth of the Mississippi River south of Venice, La., Tuesday. By Charlie Riedel, AP - USA Today - May 19, 2010
Oily waves are seen in the Gulf of Mexico near the mouth of the Mississippi River south of Venice, La., Tuesday. By Charlie Riedel, AP – USA Today – May 19, 2010

The two types of dispersants British Petroleum is using to clean up the Gulf oil spill are approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency but banned in the United Kingdom, ProPublica reports.

EPA data suggest these products, from the Corexit line of dispersants, are more toxic and less effective in handling southern Louisiana crude than those made by competitors, Greenwire reports. Dispersants work by breaking oil into droplets.

Undated frame grab image provided by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, received from British Petroleum, shows details of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, where the Deepwater Horizon rig sank last month.
AP

ProPublica learned of the U.K. ban from Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., who told the New York Times that the ban occurred because of “harmful effects” on sea life.

“The release of hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico could be an unprecedented, large and aggressive experiment on our oceans,” Markey, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, told the Times. “The information regarding the chemical composition, efficacy and toxicity of the dispersants currently being used is scarce.” Read Markey’s letter to the EPA, here.

ProPublica reported earlier that a compound in Corexit has been linked to headaches, vomiting and reproductive problems at high doses.

BP spokesman Jon Pack said Corexit was “pretty effective” and “rigorously tested,” according to Greenwire.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told a Senate panel that EPA is working with BP to get less toxic dispersants to the site as quickly as possible, reports Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones.

(Posted by Jessica Durando)

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/05/how-toxic-are-dispersants-bp-is-using-in-gulf-spill/1

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Air tests from the Louisiana coast reveal human health threats from the oil disaster

Contributed by jackloel (Reporter)

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Air tests from the Louisiana coast reveal human health threats from the oil disaster

By Sue Sturgis on May 10, 2010 2:35 PM
Facing South

skytruth_oil_image_5-9-2010.jpgThe media coverage of the BP oil disaster to date has focused largely on the threats to wildlife, but the latest evaluation of air monitoring data shows a serious threat to human health from airborne chemicals emitted by the ongoing deepwater gusher.

Today the Louisiana Environmental Action Network released its analysis of air monitoring test results by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA’s air testing data comes from Venice, a coastal community 75 miles south of New Orleans in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish.

The findings show that levels of airborne chemicals have far exceeded state standards and what’s considered safe for human exposure….


Click Below to Read full article
(from)

http://beforeitsnews.com/news/45/556/Air_tests_from_the_Louisiana_coast_reveal_human_health_threats_from_the_oil_disaster.html

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William Hogarth,

Dean, University of South Florida, College of Marine Science

on Bloomberg – 6.17 am (just now – seems to be very despondent about it, my note)

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Based on NOAA’s daily trajectory maps and fisheries closure maps, mapping experts estimate the extent of the spill at 78,000 square miles. NOAA has closed about 19 percent of gulf waters to fishing.

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More than 150 dead sea turtles, 12 dead bottlenose dolphins and 35 oiled birds – 23 of them dead – have been recovered, government wildlife officials said on Tuesday, without directly linking this to the spill. – AFP/de

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/1057817/1/.html

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Turtle deaths running high since oil spill: expert

Reuters - Steve Gorman, Jackie Frank – ‎May 18, 2010‎
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – At least 150 sea turtles have washed up dead or dying along the US Gulf Coast since the giant oil spill off Louisiana, a higher number than normal for this time of year, a leading wildlife expert said on Monday.

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CNN iReporter Eileen Romero, touring the state’s Chandeleur Islands by boat on Tuesday, described a “foamy sheen on top of the water” left by the oil and dispersants, and she said she counted between 10 and 15 dead Portuguese man-of-wars trapped in debris.

“While we were out there, my nose and the back of my throat began to burn as I inhaled the putrid-smelling air,” Romero said.

http://us.cnn.com/2010/US/05/19/gulf.oil.spill/index.html?hpt=Sbin

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“I am very confident that a lot of the oil that has come out has not surfaced yet and the government can’t track subsurface plumes,” said Steiner, a retired professor at the University of Alaska who has just spent a week on the Gulf coast.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1927272520100520

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“Everything that that blanket of oil has covered today will die,” parish President Billy Nungesser said.

“Imagine [this oil] on top of a turtle or on top of a frog,” he said as he held a stalk of reed that coated his hands in oil.

http://us.cnn.com/2010/US/05/19/gulf.oil.spill/index.html?hpt=Sbin

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CNN AM Show – American Morning, just now – 6.44 – 6.47 am ET (05-20-10) had on the engineer that shows how he made the more correct estimation of 70,000 barrels plus per day (coming from one leak – there were three for awhile  and still two spewing oil constantly times 30 days)

Professor Steve Wereley – amazing Mr. Steve – great explanation – good anchors that were genuinely able and willing to try to understand it – amazing.

- cricketdiane, 05-20-10

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But, this – is reminiscent of the Agent Orange debacle which was also considered “safe” to use around people -

“As we’ve reported, Corexit was also used after the Exxon Valdez disaster [8] and was later linked with human health problems including respiratory, nervous system, liver, kidney and blood disorders. One of the two Corexit products also contains a compound that, in high doses, is associated with headaches, vomiting and reproductive problems [9].”

And that’s because for some reason BP, other oil industry companies, the EPA, the Unified Command, the physicians, the environmental scientists and the oil company executives believe that people along the Gulf Coast, the specialists in the area, the response teams in the area, the future swimmers in the Gulf Coast waters, the fish and marine animals, birds and people on the oil rigs and boats and that might ever be tourists in these areas, deserve to endure headaches, vomiting, and reproductive problems, liver damage, kidney damage, blood disorders, nervous system disorders and respiratory damage.

It is evident by the fact that they have already covered these areas with over 400,000 gallons of this stuff aerially and subsea as of a few days ago. They actually are reported to have started using these dispersants at the site of the spill beneath the water from the first day when they realized their was oil gushing out of their broken pipes. Too late to fix any of that – but it is just as vile as gas chambers – only slower and more sure suffering for longer, that is well known to be caused by it.

- cricketdiane

Oil as thick as ‘chocolate syrup’

Oil moves into the wetlands. ‘These are not tar balls, this is not sheen, this is heavy oil,’ said Gov. Bobby Jindal.

My Note -

2,100,000 barrels @ 70,00 barrels per day for 30 days (measured from only one of three actual leaks that occurred – two of which are still gushing – one is giving some 2,000 – 3,000 barrels of crude oil into the partial siphoning system with its remainder spewing into the gulf and one leak, of which still gushes unabated at all. The smallest leak of the three was reported to have been sealed or stopped less than a week ago now.)

That one leak is producing 2,100,000 barrels of crude oil into the Gulf since it began which is – 88,200,000 gallons of crude oil from that one leak. Plus the other leaking, spewing, gushing crude oil leak, plus the one that was capped and was pouring oil into the cap before it was capped through about 25 days of gushing some measure of oil into the Gulf waters.

But, we are supposed to believe that 3,000 gallons or barrels is such a remarkable change in the situation?

Hmmmmm…………

- cricketdiane

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There is something way wrong with their thinking to say that doesn’t matter.

And, their attitudes represented by Mr. Dudley, BP managing director is that it doesn’t matter and the two hours to get the real figures on the volumes can’t be done. And, he says that he is confident that the dispersants although known to be toxic and known to give death and sickness to sea life as well as people – are alright and safe to use. He doesn’t even lie good. (my notes).

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TIMES 31 DAYS, 24 Hours a day, 70,000 barrels per day Times three leaks times 31 days and about that many lies – (conservatively, that is many universes away from the BP numbers and another scientist made an early estimation from radar satellite imaging and visual satellite imaging along with the comparison of spread who estimated well over a million barrels per day were being put into the Gulf of Mexico by this “spill”) – cd9

My Note -

Now, look at that – is that something anyone could begin to call “moderate” as Tony Hayward of BP explained in a public statement yesterday about it?

I still don’t understand why they hint at having no other knowledge to refute that concept of it?

- cricketdiane

*** (repeated from above with some additional facts.)***

WAIT –

Just now Mr. Ken Salazar repeated almost verbatim what Mr. Bob Dudley said on the video tape above when asked about the calculations of the volume and how easy it would be to have scientists and engineers do that independently right now. (on CNN American Morning Show – Mr. Dudley was on yesterday) But they are doing the identical tactic which is to not answer the question directly and launch into almost the identical words for what they are doing and why they aren’t doing that now.

In fact, the same thing was said by the Coast Guard man – the other day, in an almost identical way, in fact exactly the same way. But Mr. Salazar (Secretary of the Interior and Mr. Bob Dudley were damn near identical in words, phrasing and big puppy dog eyes of innocence. )

- cricketdiane

***they’re full of it., my note.

That indicates a definite intellectual inbreeding that is going on there in the Unified Command Group including among the BP executives who could be placed side by side on video clips along with Secretary Salazar in his statement today and they would match damn near verbatim.

Hmmmm //////////

What does “alarmist” mean when said with higher volume and sharpness of tone? as Mr. Dudley said. “It is a very difficult flow rate to measure.” – but their industry relies on such measurements being made every single day in every other situation. And, maybe I was thinking about what Mr. Doug Suttles said that was so identical, although Mr. Dudley conveyed the same thing.

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2010/05/18/ac.brinkley.oil.spill.cnn

As for how much oil is out there–BP and the Coast Guard have said the leak’s been pumping around five thousand barrels a day–other scientists say it’s much higher.

Here is another one from three days ago with Mr. Suttles answering the question – same old shit – different mouth. wait there’s more . . .

(from)

http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/article/top-bp-official-visits-mobile/887376/May-16-2010_7-30-pm/

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and this – based on -

As for how much oil is out there–BP and the Coast Guard have said the leak’s been pumping around five thousand barrels a day–other scientists say it’s much higher.

“Our response is not tied to that number, we are doing absolutely everything we can and that’s the same with us, the coast guard and all the agencies involved,” says Suttles.

Here is the one with U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen – answering the same question near the end of this briefing -

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/05/14/sot.allen.bp.oil.briefing.cnn?iref=allsearch

Added On May 14, 2010

U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen updates the status of the oil spill and discusses a long-term solution.

Hmmmm…… – in the original briefing, he answered the question about the quantity of oil going into the Gulf of Mexico right after he discussed these ways they intended to try and seal it with the upside down funnel, etc. – that part of the clip has been edited out of this one on CNN – it can be found elsewhere. He sounded off with the same response about going to focus on other things right now, etc., etc., etc.,

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My Note -

It also has a very nifty counter which shows – if you roll over the very top of it – the amounts that Coast Guard, MMS, Dept. of Interior and BP is claiming – compared to the one which is shown that is rolling over the amounts conservatively estimated by outside independent experts, scientists and engineers. (and me, which I still believe is on the low side considering there has been more than one leak and the 70,000 barrels /day number was based on one single leaking source of crude oil – he didn’t attempt to measure the volumes of the gas that was emanating from the pipe also – one report gave the pipe diameter of 22″, and Professor Werely just gave it again on CNN at 21″ diameter – but that he said was from a company release – and so was the figure of 22″ used in a video story which included a tin pail of that size to describe it in visual terms.) nifty counter though.

So, they are sitting around in the Unified Command Group trying to figure out how to not panic the American people with “alarmist” information atop everything else they are trying to deal with – those poor people. And, BP is using every mile of that to hide the massively increasing damages that are occurring. They need to stop the oil from getting any further into that current which will loop it directly into the Florida Keys, but nobody can tell them anything – it would be alarmist.

Boy, have they screwed up.

- cricketdiane

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One of the reports said there were 450 bags (200 pounds according to CNN just now – 450 bags from another story somewhere I had seen) of tar paddies crude oil chunks were taken from the beach of Mississippi. And, there is crude oil in the Gulf in a massive spill – Gee – wonder if the two are connected? How much lab work does that require, honestly?

‘Small city’ at forefront of BP’s oil clean-up – Telegraph

May 14, 2010 Workers de-contaminate after walking the beach checking for any signs of oil The day before they filled 450, 50-gallon bags of oil and
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/oilandgas/…/Small-city-at-forefront-of-BPs-oil-clean-up.html -

And, I will say it again – because it is the truth. Anybody who is out there in those Gulf of Mexico Coastal areas that relies on the area to raise a family, have a life, have a business or enjoys life without misery and physical sickness – needs to get up, get their boats, get their children, their mama, their daddy, all their cousins and their family members and their guns and their dogs and get out of there. “Best bring your stew pot with you, too.”

It is getting worse by the day – it will continue to get worse even if they were to stop it today which they aren’t going to do and there are real health dangers to staying there, along with the real lack of significant income that can be found elsewhere long before it will be available there. I am sorry this has happened.

I like the man who had been shrimping in the Gulf that was just on CNN – he is so right, everything he said was the truth. absolutely amazing and completely accurate. I do wish he’d stop eating those shrimp out of the Gulf Waters now though. There definitely are toxic chemicals in and through them and it will be in a greater concentration with every single hour of every single day – it is cumulative. And those fumes that people are breathing in that area are toxic to anybody’s health, including children, healthy adults, unhealthy adults, elderly, dogs, cats, horses, and every other animal and human being in the area. I wish this had never happened.

- cricketdiane, 05-20-10

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Wandering off now . . .

Crude Oil is at $68.11 a barrel. (cnbc – 8.58 am) – and still overpriced to real demand and surplus running around in tankers that can’t land anywhere because of the excess every where. (dumb asses.) It’ll still be over $4.00 a gallon this summer regardless, my note.

Euro at $1.23 to the Dollar – oh well.

Unemployment 471,000 jobless (first time unemployment benefits claims this week)  – rise from last week –

And there is expected to be a Greek Protest and Strike today including over 20,000 people – hmmm…. may have already happened by now (FoxNews, they are on US time)


Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Massive Damage Zone it is creating in the Gulf of Mexico and states along the Gulf Coast – how did we get here?

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My Note -

Despite myself – I made some notes while I was in the bath -

This was one of them -

This man seems awfully quiet since the oil spill – is the man dead?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Cheney

46th Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Al Gore
Succeeded by Joe Biden

In office
March 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
President George H. W. Bush
Deputy Donald J. Atwood, Jr.
Preceded by Frank Carlucci
Succeeded by Les Aspin

15th United States House of Representatives Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1989 – March 20, 1989
Leader Robert H. Michel
Preceded by Trent Lott
Succeeded by Newt Gingrich

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming’s At-large district
In office
January 3, 1979 – March 20, 1989
Preceded by Teno Roncalio
Succeeded by Craig L. Thomas

7th White House Chief of Staff
In office
November 21, 1975 – January 20, 1977
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by Donald Rumsfeld
Succeeded by Hamilton Jordan

***]

Roundup: Until it’s safe, stop deep-water drilling


USA Today – 26 minutes ago
Is Dick Cheney at fault? Are the American people at fault, for turning a blind eye to the dangers of oil drilling in deep water?

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American Oil Spills In Gulf Of Mexico Is A Good Thing! Lessons for


Modern Ghana – Paul I. Adujie – 2 hours ago
There was this well publicized secret meetings with Dick Cheney and oil companies in writing energy bill for the United States.

(Modern Ghana?)

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(from pp. 2 of this search)
http://www.google.com/search?q=dick+cheney&hl=en&tbo=s&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS258US258&tbs=nws:1,sbd:1&start=20&sa=N

(and pp. 1 – same search for Dick Cheney news – by date)

http://www.google.com/search?q=dick+cheney&hl=en&tbo=s&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS258US258&tbs=nws:1,sbd:1&start=10&sa=N

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Tonight’s Candidates: With Just a Little Help From Their Friends


The Washington Independent – Rachel Rose Hartman – 3 hours ago
The NRSC created a joint fundraising committee with Grayson, Dick Cheney and other GOP figures offered their endorsements, and other lawmakers quickly

Schwarzenegger: Gov race shows need for new system


San Jose Mercury News – Judy Lin – 6 hours ago

Her campaign recently began touting an endorsement from former Vice President Dick Cheney. The governor is doing his part to pass Proposition 14.

My Note –
About Uncle Richard’s endorsement of Meg Whitman – the CEO that just about destroyed every company whose hand she ever touched including EBAY – and others – check it out yourself.

and – that’s my opinion, having noticed it over a period of years.
those two deserve each other.

– cricketdiane

(Note – I had to quit calling him Uncle Dick – because my children kept calling everybody “dickhead” after hearing me do so on a fairly regular basis. (That was when they weren’t in kindergarten yet, some of my younger children – they are in their twenties and thirties now.)

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This one has some good leads but both if – you want to know, and if you don’t want to believe it – there is evidence that the Cheney plan was well under way long before this notes it – back to his first White House administration under President Ford with the Big D – Rumsfeld –

Dick Cheney: War Profiteer

Nov 17, 2005 Dick Cheney: War Profiteer. by Tom Turnipseed. Questions persist about Vice-

President Cheney’s role in the ongoing investigation and scandal

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1117-22.htm

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dick cheney

google search pp. 10

http://www.google.com/search?q=dick+cheney&hl=en&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS258US258&prmd=nlb&start=90&sa=N

(this is web results rather than news)

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(then on pp. 15 of the same results -)

http://www.google.com/search?q=dick+cheney&hl=en&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS258US258&prmd=nlb&start=140&sa=N

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(that was all of the search results on that page – except for one – and much of the information that has yielded the results in the Gulf of Mexico and other disasters of a similar nature caused directly by the oil industry can be traced through these sites and the leads they provide about the history of my adult lifetime – except some of the Nixon years stuff in his second term of administration and just immediately before it was discovered about the Watergate incident, my note)

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Now – what to do about it at this point?

First – I note this -

During those years of the remaining Republican administration which had President Nixon at its helm but others actually running the ship, there were decisions made in paranoia with an “under-siege” mentality that probably wouldn’t exist today or anytime since. They were in an environment without cellphones, without the computers we have today, and with protesters at their doors and at every turn without stop – everywhere they were, everywhere they turned and every time they made a decision or failed to make one. There was a pretty specific attitude of the national security danger that represented to those in power and there is some evidence that a years, upon years, upon years influence has been the outgrowth of it in certain decision-making despite changes in our world and our nation around us.

- cricketdiane

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The second thing that I noted -

As of the 1967 oil embargo – it was noted that to rely exclusively on a principle source of energy, transportation, air transportation, shipping and fuels generally that has as its foundation – petroleum, left us -  a nation with a significant vulnerability which could be undermined by both international incident (or choices) and by domestic events that might interrupt the supply.

So, then what happened?

(to follow this – I made a google search for oil timeline wikipedia and from those results on this page – chose these – and then I’m making a search with google using the terms – petroleum timeline wikipedia)

Pine River Timeline – Great Lakes Wiki

Dec 8, 2007 From Great Lakes Wiki. 1930s. 1930s – pollution monitoring began 1953 – Oil wastewater surveys began to be conducted throughout the
http://www.greatlakeswiki.org/index.php/Pine_River_Timeline

I just thought these two were interesting -

Timeline results for oil timeline wikipedia

347 AD
An oil well … The earliest known oil wells were drilled in China in 347 CE. … http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Oil_well. East Texas Oil Field
oilwells.n59.story.networksexperts.com
1859
First commercial oil in US was produced, in fact, from The Drake well, PA, in 1859 (Wikipedia, “W”). If we recalculate the timeline based on this
krconnect.blogspot.com

(from – )

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=oil+timeline+wikipedia

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OPEC – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC, pronounced /ˈoʊpɛk/ ….. OPEC Timeline by Nicolas Sarkis, from Le Monde diplomatique, May 2006
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPEC10 hours ago

Energy policy of the United States – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wood and Coal Stove Advisory; ^ “Petroleum Timeline“.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_policy_of_the_United_States

Timeline of Energy & Fuel

See Offshore Oil History (Petroleum History Resources) ….. Largest spills Oil spills of over 100000 tonnes or 30 million US gallons at Wikipedia
donsnotes.com/environment/energy-timeline.html

(from the Energy Policy of the United States entry on wikipedia – )

Several mandates have been proposed over the years, such as gasoline will never exceed $1.00/gallon (Nixon), and the United States will never again import as much oil as it did in 1977 (Carter),[1] but no comprehensive long-term energy policy has been proposed, although there has been concern over this failure.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_policy_of_the_United_States

and then a google search for – 1967 oil embargo – what happened that altered everything at that point or immediately before it and certainly was put into effect after it –

my note, cricketdiane

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Well, I partly know this because you can’t design a new system without understanding the old one and how it got that way. – cd

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On my other computer and notes – I have open the wikipedia entry on Petroleum – about 7/8 ‘s of the way down the page is a title – “Alternatives to Petroleum” where you will find this -

In the United States in 2007, about 70% of petroleum was used for transportation (e.g. gasoline, diesel, jet fuel), 24% by industry (e.g. production of plastics), 5% for residential and commercial uses, and 2% for electricity production. Outside of the US, a higher proportion tends to be used for electricity. [footnotes 46 and 47]

(from wikipedia entry – Petroleum)

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down this page a ways – it gives us this -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_policy_of_the_United_States

Energy policy budget and incentives

An incentive resulting from US energy policy is a factor that provides motive for a specific course of action regarding the use of energy. In the U.S. most energy policy incentives take the form of financial incentives. Examples of these include tax breaks, tax reductions, tax exemptions, rebates, loans and specific funding. Throughout US history there have been many incentives created through U.S. energy policy. Most recently the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, each promote various energy efficiency improvements and encourage development of specific energy sources. U.S. Energy policy incentives can serve as a strategic manner to develop certain industries that plan to reduce America’s dependence on foreign petroleum products and create jobs and industries that boost the national economy. The ability to do this depends upon which industries and products the government chooses to subsidize.

(It neglects to mention the previous ones prior to this time period that have resulted in what we have primarily based in petroleum rather than anything else, despite the knowledge that it made – and makes our nation – vulnerable as a direct result of doing it that way, my note – cricketdiane)

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The third thing I noted – if that is the number I’m on now, – is that the plan to make all else neglected, undermined, unfacilitated, lost, lost to competition that wasn’t fair or evenly based, and to focus all resources on petroleum – came partly as a direct result of the events surrounding the oil embargo of 1967 – so let me go to that part.

- cricketdiane

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Going to pp. 24 of the google search results about VP and Chief of Staff, Secretary of Defense – Dick Cheney -

http://www.google.com/search?q=dick+cheney&hl=en&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS258US258&prmd=nlb&start=230&sa=N

(and)

List of United States Energy Acts

(and)

Hirsch report

(which is a follow-up report in fact from prior studies, reports and estimates being made all the way back to the 1930′s and especially popular as an excuse for policy during the 1970′s and using data from the 1950′s reports. This one is merely an outgrowth of the others and actually fails to bring much new information to bear on the subject, my note – cricketdiane)

This is interesting also when you have time to fiddle with it at some point -

^ a b c “Energy in the United States: 1635-2000 – Electricity”. United States Department of Energy. http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/aer/eh/elec.html. Retrieved 2007-07-04.

(and)

1967 Oil EmbargoWikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1967 Oil Embargo began on June 6, 1967, one day after the beginning of the Six-Day War, with a joint Arab decision to deter any countries from
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_Oil_Embargo

(the six-day war is interesting reading sometime – you should take a look at it when you get a chance – not just on wikipedia but in a free-standing encyclopedia or history book about the Middle East and the Persian Crescent) – my note, cd9

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(from pp. 24 of the google search results - )

http://www.google.com/search?q=dick+cheney&hl=en&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS258US258&prmd=nlb&start=230&sa=N

(and a quick search using that tab for - Nixon energy policy - petroleum)

from this page on google-

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=Nixon+energy+policy+petroleum

(and)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_Oil_Embargo

The Baghdad Resolution is important because Egypt broadcast claims of US aircraft support on June 6. Iraq was the first country to limit their oil shipments, embargoing the United States and the United Kingdom on June 6. Iraq, Kuwait, Algeria, Bahrain eventually embargoed the United States and the United Kingdom. Syria stopped all oil exports, rather than just embargoing specific countries in order to avoid declaring specific nations as aggressors.

The United States advocated emergency measures in OECD meetings and supported the establishment of an International Industry Advisory Board. The Advisory Board was critical in efficiently apportioning limited tanker resources and managing the distribution of the limited oil resources. This was an effective measure to negate the oil embargo as there was no consensus on what countries to embargo, and more importantly, oil shipped to a European country could then be shipped to any of the embargoed countries. Some Arab countries encouraged the oil companies to circumvent the embargo, as the Amir of Kuwait even proposed to the US ambass