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Oil Spill Quote of the Day

Posted Tue, Jun 29, 2010 by MollyH to bp, drilling disaster, gulf oil spill, quote of the day, volunteering

From today's Washington Post:

"BP was friendly and kept saying, 'Come on down,' so here we are, calling their bluff," said [Gordon] Rhoads, a graduate education student at Arcadia University in Philadelphia, standing in a mess of luggage in the hotel. "We want to show there's something an individual can do."


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Oil Spill Quote of the Day

Posted Mon, Jun 28, 2010 by MollyH to gulf oil spill, mental health, quote of the day

From Friday's Los Angeles Times:

"As we enter the third month of the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, it is becoming increasingly clear that Louisianans living along the gulf are not only suffering economically from this disaster, but also struggling emotionally from the stress and uncertainty of this tragedy," [Democratic Congressman from Louisiana Charlie Melancon] said in a letter to BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg.


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Oil Spill Quote of the Day

Posted Fri, Jun 25, 2010 by MollyH to gulf oil spill, quote of the day, scope of the spill

From today’s News-Press:

As a marine science technician, Petty Officer Kelly Smith's job was to look out a window for oil, take photographs and plot coordinates on a GPS.

"The most surprising thing is always the magnitude of the spill," said Smith, who had made five previous flights to the site. "It's really remarkable how much stuff is out there. This is a huge, grand-scale thing. In some places, the oil goes on as far as the eye can see."


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Oil Spill Quote of the Day

Posted Wed, Jun 23, 2010 by MollyH to barrels per day, bp, Edward Markey, gulf oil spill, quote of the day

From today's Washington Post:

'"I actually have a document that shows that BP actually believes it could go upwards of 100,000 barrels per day," [Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts Edward] Markey said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "So, again, right from the beginning, BP was either lying or grossly incompetent. First they said it was only 1,000. Then they said it was 5,000 barrels. Now we're up to 100,000 barrels."'


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