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Posted on June 18 at 10:20 p.m.
So apparently the reason for the hazmat suits and training was: this oil had biocides mixed in to suppress bacterial growth.
Not a nice thing to either touch during clean-up, which is why volunteers were suppressed (imagine the lawsuits) and then when some volunteers were allowed, they were shunted far from the actual spill.
And imagine what the biocides did to the ocean life.
Sure wish someone could report on the biocides. Oh, perhaps the reporters who know enough to report on them were blacklisted by the Unified Command.
On News Commentary: Refugio Officials 'Target' Specific Reporters
Posted on June 14 at 11:50 a.m.
Not hard to google `biocide' and petroleum and find a lot of additives not he market to suppress bacterial growth in the oil transport process.
I don't see how we can clean it up or estimate the dispersal/decomposition time scale without knowledge of what poisonous compounds were in the oil.
On Refugio Oil Spill Cleanup Costs Top $64 Million
Posted on June 13 at 8:48 p.m.
Any investigation of the rumor that the oil in the All American Pipeline had a biocide in it? Now that would wreck havoc on the Refugio environment.
Posted on June 9 at 8:01 a.m.
Duh, from All American's perspective they compromise the investigation, because they make it more likely that All American will look bad. What is hard to understand about that?
From their perspective, the press is just a conduit for their PR flak.
On Photos of Ruptured Pipeline Finally Released
Posted on June 4 at 7:18 a.m.
I bet this suit would have never been filed against the Sheriff had the Sheriff delayed release of the report on the Rodger murder spree until a few weeks past Chinese New Year. He really rubbed the noses of the Chinese parents into the p**p by releasing the report on the equivalent of Easter, New Year's, and Xmas all rolled into one. Would have cost nothing to delay the report.
That mistake will cost the taxpayer $10 million or more.
On Rodger Lawsuit Winds Through Court
Posted on June 4 at 7:13 a.m.
How the h*** does a Texas company that takes publicly-owned oil access end up seizing control of the response to their petroterrorism? I hope Sheriff Brown wakes up and throws their entire executive and leadership team into jail, no bail. Their executives make >$7 million a year each for their local petroterrorism.
Sheriff Brown has cracked down in Isla Vista but this crime is on a vaster scale than anything in Isla Vista. Why don't our public servants like Brown & Dudley protect us from these petroterrorists? Why not dispatch the Bear and a phalanx of deputies, like they do against drunken teenagers in Isla Vista, to enforce a `illegal assembly' declaration against these liars from All American Pipeline.
Regular old Santa Barbara residents aren't being protected by our Sheriff and our DA from this criminal enterprise known as All American Pipeline. We lose even though we pay the taxes and follow the rules.
On Red Dogs in the Sunset
Posted on June 3 at 1:39 p.m.
The list of the executives and their compensation is here:
howgreenwasmyvalley is a scream... irresponsibility by a negligent Texas oil company is the same as building a dam? What a twisted world they inhabit.
On Dead Dolphins, Pelicans Continue to Wash Ashore after Refugio Oil Spill
Posted on June 3 at 7:19 a.m.
And the executives of All American still don't show up, take full and honest unconditional responsibility, and even though they get paid upwards of $4 million a year. Further proof that corporate responsibility is meager at best.
Posted on May 24 at 9:36 p.m.
A veritable carful of clowns spewing wank about this and that in the comments here.
All American Pipeline messed up (USGS earthquake records saw no quakes at the time of the spill).
As if computers were so simple minded they cannot manage a phased shut down to protect the system.
The brass of All American get paid >$4 million/year. Their absence and irresponsibility during this crisis is telling all of Santa Barbara: the Oil Industry doesn't care, we don't have to.
The local oil industry pees in its mess kit and then depends on public $ do to the cleanup. That is why they will lose in the end.
On Refugio Pipeline Shutdown Puts Brakes on Oil Production
Posted on May 22 at 9:41 a.m.
Of course the criminal always blames the police, the DA, the courts, the constitution, society, his/her family. his/her schoolteachers, etc. It's always someone else's fault.
Same thing with the defenders of the oil industry around here. It is the lack of federal oversight, a shortcoming in Lois Capps, the usage of gasoline in Priuses, the environazis, the EDC, Barry Soetoro, the United Nations, Elizabeth Warren, Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer, etc that causes oil spills in their opinion.
But it all comes down to Plains All American Pipeline, who stuffed their responsibility. And oh boy, the defenders of the oil industry are now going to get what they asked for, good and hard:
federal oversight, Lois Capps, people in Priuses bashing them, the environazis, the EDC, Barry Soetoro, the United Nations, Elizabeth Warren, Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer, etc.
And then Plains All American Pipeline will wail and moan all the way to the bank.
On Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline