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The Saga of the BP Valdez Continues...

More news pours in about the gusher in the Gulf and BP continues to do everything it can to hide what's happening. Word is that the oil spill will soon be threatening the east coast of the US. There's also word today from CBS in what they call, ...the most disturbing site yet: the first heavy sludge now oozing into the marshes of Louisiana as the slick continues to grow in size out in the gulf. Almost as maddening is this from the same report that: Kelly Cobiella of the CBS News team was threatened with arrest by Coast Guard officials in the Gulf of Mexico who said they were acting under the authority of British Petroleum.

Over here you can listen to the sociopathic Tony Hayward who, after hiding the real amounts of oil and gas pouring into the Gulf, pretend that the environmental impact is "...likely to have been very, very modest."

He's trying to pretend that a spill that is likely, at bare minimum, already the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez x 4, plus more chemical dispersants that have been used at any one tome anywhere - and that's just so far - will amount to little more than nothing?

Before this all started BP assured everyone it could handle a spill of 12.6 million gallons per day. Of course BP can always rely on their whores and shills to do whatever it takes to protect their interests and that includes pushing back on making them pay the full costs related to this disaster.

Increasingly the US gov't is being blamed for failing to conduct proper scientific studies of the event and of allowing BP to obscure the spill’s true scope. BP is urging those who are working in response to the spill to forego health concerns even while some are complaining of feeling sick.

I'll be back early tomorrow with a wrap on what Canada is doing about off-shore drilling (hint: same as always) and the regular links to Canadian and internation news stories from sources as re;liable as I can dig up.