Widespread Land Loss On US Gulf Coast From BP Oil Spill

Mining Awareness +


Hurricane Katrina Gulf of Mexico 2005

Wetlands and barrier islands provide protection from the strong winds and storm surges of hurricanes. It is estimated that every 2.7 miles of wetlands reduces a storm surge by one foot. As erosion continues, and wetlands turn to open water, their ability to decrease approaching storm surges decreases and the risk of catastrophic loss of life and property from hurricanes is greatly increased.” https://www2.southeastern.edu/orgs/oilspill/wetlands.html

Study Finds Widespread Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill
Nov. 17, 2016

2010 photo of a shoreline in Bay Jimmy, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, impacted by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Oil weakens and kills vegetation, leading to the loss of roots that help hold soil together.
Credits: Bruce A. Davis, Department of Homeland Security

Dramatic, widespread shoreline loss is revealed in new NASA/U.S. Geological Survey annual maps of the Louisiana marshlands where the coastline was most…

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On Offshore Fracking in the Gulf of Mexico

While the spotlight was on offshore drilling, fracking quietly made its way into our oceans

” . . .  it has come to light that the oil industry is conducting offshore fracking in the Gulf, which is even more dangerous than conventional oil drilling, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.”

New Madrid Fault Rumbles + News

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Strange SoundsRare earthquake strikes Canton, Mississippi – Charleston earthquake in sight?

http://strangesounds.org/2015/06/rare-earthquake-strikes-canton-mississippi-charleston-earthquake-in-sight.html


NEWS

New York TimesOklahoma Court Rules Homeowners Can Sue Oil Companies Over Quakes

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that homeowners who have sustained injuries or property damage from rampant earthquakes they say are caused by oil and gas operations can sue for damages in state trial courts, rejecting efforts by the industry to block such lawsuits from being decided by juries and judges.

BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 spill

Another Russian Sinkhole + News

It is pretty far away from the previous ones ….

The Watchers

Giant sinkhole opens in Novokuznetsk region of Siberia, Russia

A giant sinkhole has appeared in Siberia’s Novokuznetsk region recently, some 3 500 km from other craters found in Arctic Russia in recent months. The new crater measures around 20 meters in diameter and around 25 to 30 meters in depth.

. . .  Observation from space revealed the dramatic mushrooming of the holes, believed to be caused by methane gas eruptions in melting permafrost due to climate change, scientists revealed today. A leading Russian expert sounded an alert over safety because one new Siberian crater, surrounded by at least 20 ‘baby holes’, is just six miles from a major gas production plant. 

PHOTOS of it from The Siberian Times

This has video of the nearby landslide there recently – Watch This Slow-Moving Landslide Devour a Russian Road

Earlier posts on Russian craters – 1, 2

UPDATE, April 29
Gigantic 100-metre sinkhole leaves Ukrainian villagers terrified after reports it has swallowed up homes and looks likely to get even BIGGER

. . . hope is isn’t related to thisWarming Climate May Release Massive Carbon Storehouse from Arctic Soils

NEWS

The AdvocateNew safety rules since massive sinkhole prevent Texas Brine from expanding salt cavern operation; company files suit against Dow   DOW1

A 29-year-old Dow Chemical Co. salt cavern sits so close to Texas Brine’s property that new state safety regulations — created after the 2012 Bayou Corne sinkhole disaster — now prevent the Houston company from mining any new caverns on its property, a federal lawsuit alleges.

Texas Brine Co. has sued Dow and a local land company over the Dow cavern carved from the Napoleonville salt dome in Assumption Parish.

“Dow is obligated to (Texas Brine) for the value of the salt that (Texas Brine) can no longer mine, or ‘dead salt,’” the suit claims. . . .  (more)

Dow map

2013 item: Dow’s Toxic Stew Near Bayou Corne –  (not the same property)

State Seismologist says Oklahoma earthquakes are ‘very likely’ caused by oil and gas disposal wells

The Oklahoma state seismologist said disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry are ‘very likely’ responsible for the recent surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma at the recent Oklahoma Geological Survey.  < – links to report

NY TimesThe Gulf, Still at Risk

Environmentalists Warn That Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Could Be a Mirage

NOTE: See comments for Lake FUBAR agitation bits

Yellowston Updated

Rummaging in BP’s Dirty Attic

From 2010

LINK – http://youtu.be/QjPnWnkr7kA

July 31, 2010: ROV Captures Violent Sea Bed Oil Eruption

LINK –  http://youtu.be/7dhmbmTGMe4
In German –

LINK –  http://youtu.be/v0SL83gTMKw    < has interesting Salt Dome graphics 3 min. in and at 6:52 min. mark it shows the fissure on the sea floor (!) – The Salt Dome graphics may be from this article: BK LimWhy is BP’s Macondo blowout so disastrous & Beyond Patch-up.

LINK – http://youtu.be/7F0zN6JFZSw
It references this 2009 document : Initial Exploration Plan Mississippi Canyon Block 252

LINK – http://youtu.be/2c3N_E1kono <  Wish it had English subtitles, but you get the idea …

Let’s rummage some more … we’re finding good junk!

BP’s Macondo Disaster – A Completely Manmade Catastrophe That Never Stops Revealing Deeper Truths About Undersea Drilling

From Rense – Oil Volcano Pressure Too Strong For Containment by Dr. James P. Wickstrom

Wed. & Thurs. News

From Mary Greeley – Gas line explodes burns near Barnett Resevoir – Mississippi

LINK – http://youtu.be/ZPhuUw7hs3c

New Mexico – Largest methane cloud in the U.S. grows

” . . .  In Ohio, methane blowouts from fracking wells have forced people to flee their homes out of fear of explosions. Last month, about 30 families who live near the Ohio River in Monroe County had limited access to their homes for 10 days after a well began spewing methane. . . “

A reader writes: ” I haven’t seen photos of the sinkhole for a very long time…”

Neither has anyone else. Any drone hobbyists out there?


Yellowston Updated

Thursday Update:

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Judge’s Ruling on Gulf Oil Spill Lowers Ceiling on the Fine BP Is Facing

A federal judge will hold BP responsible for spilling 3.19 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster — a finding that could lead to a penalty of nearly $14 billion.

Friday Update

Quite a few bigger quakes in OK and CA going on. They are on the sidebar in the RSS feed from USGS.