Posted on October 5th, 2010 3 comments
If you, dear Reader, are a Republican American, and you are demographically “middle class”, and you support the Tea Party movement, you are likely to have been seriously deceived – by Big Energy. Or Big Mining.
Who are these “Big Diggers”, propagandising the naive, well-intentioned, right-wing citizens of the United States of America, so they don’t realise they’re thinking somebody else’s thoughts, shouting somebody else’s slogans, riding somebody else’s train ?Advertise Freely, Bait & Switch, Big Picture, Climate Change, Coal Hell, Disturbing Trends, Divide & Rule, Environmental Howzat, Fossilised Fuels, Global Warming, Growth Paradigm, Non-Science, Obamawatch, Peace not War, Petrolheads, Political Nightmare, Protest & Survive, Public Relations, Regulatory Ultimatum, Resource Curse, Social Change, Tarred Sands, Toxic Hazard, Unconventional Foul, Unnatural Gas, Unutterably Useless, Utter Futility, Vain Hope America, Big Diggers, Big Energy, Big Mining, Boston Tea Party, BP, BP America, Canada, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, employment, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Esso, ExxonMobil, gas shale, Gasoline, GOP, Grand Old Party, healthcare, insecurity, Koch, Koch Industries, lobbying, low wages, Marathon Oil, medical insurance, middle class, middle working class, North America, part time employment, part-time work, petrochemicals, Petroleum, precarity, propganda, Republican, Republican Party, Royal Dutch Shell, shale gas, Shell, Tar Sands, Tea Party, Texaco, Unconventional Gas, unemployment, United States of America, working middle class
Posted on August 16th, 2010 No comments
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Posted on August 5th, 2010 1 comment
Despite the best early morning wide-eyed televised efforts of Carol Browner this week, the BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill story just will not die :-
“Gulf oil spill: White House accused of spinning report : Scientists say it is ‘just not true’ that the vast majority of oil from the BP spill has gone : Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent, guardian.co.uk, Thursday 5 August 2010”
Use all the dispersants you want (or are just about legally entitled to), but an ecological catastrophe like this will not go away and die quietly, even though a large number of marine animals will be forced to :-
“…to use dispersants…doesn’t make the oil go away, it just puts it from one part of the ecosystem to another…”Be Prepared, Big Picture, Environmental Howzat, Marine Gas, Media, Obamawatch, Political Nightmare, Public Relations, Toxic Hazard Barack Obama, Beyond Psychotherapy, Bob Dudley, BP, BP America, BP Colombia, BP Russia, British Petroleum, British Pollution, Carol Browner, David Cameron, GOM, Gulf of Mexico, oil spill, Robert Dudley, Siberia, TNK-BP, Tony Hayward
Posted on August 5th, 2010 No comments
Carol Browner, Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy in the United States of America, has been all over the Media, announcing the policy to “kill kill kill this” BP nightmare story, telling the world that a turning milestone point has been reached :-
Have they decided that BP have been punished enough now for the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher, and the reputation of the company needs to be rehabilitated sharply in order to protect the Economy ?
I made the mistake of taking in a BBC TV news bulletin on the matter. I heard several talking heads say it’s “good news” that roughly three quarters of the accountable oil from the spill has “disappeared” :-
Breaking this story is “good news” for the stability of pension funds, maybe. But what is the real extent of the real damage to the real world, the world of oceans and fish and plankton ? Will the world be watching as the researchers scavenge data and clues to the marine ecotastrophe that is still unfolding ?Be Prepared, Big Picture, Burning Money, Corporate Pressure, Cost Effective, Disturbing Trends, Energy Revival, Growth Paradigm, Media, Obamawatch, Peak Energy, Peak Oil, Political Nightmare, Public Relations, Renewable Resource, The Data, Toxic Hazard, Unnatural Gas Barack Obama, BBC, Be Prepared, BP, BP America, British Petroleum, British Petronightmare, British Pollution, Carol Browner, containment, Deepwater, Energy, Energy Return on Energy Invested, Energy Returned on Energy Invested, EROEI, Fossil Fuels, Gulf of Mexico, Natural Gas, offshore, Oil, oil spill, Petroleum, shale gas, Tony Hayward, turning point, unconventional
Posted on July 24th, 2010 No comments
Why not bring in a special new executive at BP’s London Headquarters, maybe ex-CEO of BP, Lord John Browne of Madingley, who was rather green, really, or that other Anthony, the ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair, and make them responsible for expanding an entirely new share offering in Solar Power.
Investors would be encouraged to explicitly finance new solar projects around the world by buying “solar shares” in the company, who make a priority of environmental matters, as we all know.
The British Government could offer extensive tax breaks, declining to tax revenues from solar electricity in the same way that BPs’ Oil and Gas sales are tapped for a percentage slice to help the public purse.
And there you could have it, bish bash bosh.
And while you’re at it, rename the company “Beautiful Photonenergy”.
The world could forget about the Gulf of Mexico plumes and seepages and we could all, together, forge a clean, smooth new Low Carbon, Low Dirt world.Be Prepared, Big Picture, Energy Revival, Environmental Howzat, Low Carbon Life, Marine Gas, Peak Oil, Political Nightmare, Public Relations, Renewable Resource, Solar Sunrise, Toxic Hazard, Unnatural Gas, Zero Net Beautiful Photonenergy, Beyond Petroleum, Beyond Psychotherapy, BP, BP America, British Petroleum, GOM, Gulf of Mexico, oil spill, Solar Energy, Solar power
Posted on July 8th, 2010 No comments
Holy hydrocarbons !
Seems like BP America’s favourite unconventional fossil fuel is out of control.
Posted on July 5th, 2010 No comments
The ever-vigilant and fair Rowena Mason at the Daily Telegraph dives deep into the Shale Gas (Gas Shale) story with a piece featuring a trailer for the new Gasland film :-
“Shale gas pollution fears leave Americans with another energy headache : By Rowena Mason Energy Last updated: June 23rd, 2010 : Still politically scorched from BP’s giant Gulf of Mexico spill, it couldn’t be a worse time for America’s oil giants to find themselves roasting in another environmental firestorm. But new flames of controversy are on the horizon – in fact, literally emanating from the drinking water of US citizens living near so-called “shale gas” fields. A controversial documentary, Gaslands, which was aired on television channel HBO this week, shows one Colorado homeowner bending over his tap, holding a lighter with outstretched arm and igniting his chemical-laden water…”Be Prepared, Big Picture, Disturbing Trends, Environmental Howzat, Peak Energy, Peak Oil, Political Nightmare, Toxic Hazard, Unnatural Gas Bad Gas, Bad Gaslands, Badlands, Beyond Petroleum, Beyond Profitable, Beyond Psychotherapy, BP, BP America, Fracking, gas shale, Gasland, Gaslands, Hydraulic Fracturing, Marcellus, Marcellus Shale, Natural Gas, shale gas, Unconventional Gas, United States, United States of America, USA
Posted on June 18th, 2010 No comments
Tough on grime; tough on the causes of grime.
American President Barack Obama declares that as regards environmental pollution, “we shall fight them on the beaches”.
“Already, this oil spill is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced. And unlike an earthquake or a hurricane, it’s not a single event that does its damage in a matter of minutes or days. The millions of gallons of oil that have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico are more like an epidemic, one that we will be fighting for months and even years.”
“But make no mistake: We will fight this spill with everything we’ve got for as long as it takes. We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused. And we will do whatever’s necessary to help the Gulf Coast and its people recover from this tragedy.”Be Prepared, Big Picture, Energy Revival, Marvellous Wonderful, Obamawatch, Peak Energy, Peak Oil, Political Nightmare, Public Relations, Regulatory Ultimatum, Social Change, Toxic Hazard American President, Barack Hussein Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Promises, Be Prepared, Beltway Pronouncements, Beyond Passable, Beyond Petroleum, Beyond Profitable, Beyond Pschotherapy, Big Picture, BP, BP America, BP plc, Bringing Perspective, British Petroleum, deep down, Deepwater, Deepwater Horizon, in deep water, Oil, Petroleum, President Obama, Transocean
Posted on June 13th, 2010 2 comments
Phew ! That’s a relief ! The American President Barack Obama has personally spoken to British Prime Minister David Cameron apparently to reassure him he meant no harm to the reputation of Britain by blaming BP for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill :-
I should hope not ! BP stopped being “British” Petroleum some time ago. Forty percent of BP’s business is in the United States :-