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Cleaning Up

  1. BP Pumps in Mud As CEO Departure Rumor Pumps Its StockWill the spill outlast Tony Hayward?
  2. London Times: Tony Hayward to Step DownBP immediately denies claim.
  3. Government Allows BP One More Day to Test CapSeepage detected near the Deepwater Horizon well has not sparked a release on BP’s cap yet.
  4. Setback in Spill Containment As Seepage Is Detected in GulfUh-oh.
  5. So How’s the New Oil-Containment Cap Working?Generally, well.
  6. Oil Has Apparently Stopped Gushing Into the Gulf“I am very excited,” BP senior vice-president said, “but I don’t want to create a false sense of excitement.”
  7. BP Delays Testing of New CapAdditional analysis” needed on testing process.
  8. Early Reports: New Containment Cap Appears to Have Stopped SpillBP has yet to confirm the PBS report.
  9. So How’s the Oil-Cap Replacement Going?Robots are currently facing off versus crude oil.
  10. BP to Remove Pipe Cap As Early As SaturdayThey’ll replace it with a better cap … three days later.
  11. BP Sets More Expectations It Probably Can’t MeetCan it really fix the leak by July 27?
  12. Oil Spill Is Old News to Bloggers, TweetersThe online conversation has moved on.
  13. Tar Balls Hit Texas CoastMeanwhile, BP still making money from government contracts.
  14. UCB’s Oil-Spill Spoof Video Makes BP Sad“It makes their shoulders go down.”
  15. Some Dudes Are Selling ‘Oil Spill Water’Which is not actually from the oil spill.
  16. BP to Experience Most Annoying Payback EverWith vuvuzelas.
  17. U.S. Accepting International Help in Spill CleanupTwenty two countries will assist in the effort.
  18. Help Clean Up the Oil Spill the Lazy Man’s WayWith the oil spill Xbox game.
  19. Bill Clinton Says Blowing Up BP Well ‘May Become Necessary’Let’s just fix the problem,” he advises.
  20. Oil Spill Reaches Mississippi CoastTwo beaches hit with large larges of thick oil.
  21. Tropical Storm Alex May or May Not Disrupt the BP CleanupThe Coast Guard is keeping his fingers crossed, but hedging his bets.
  22. Shockingly, BP Not Likely to Reward Tony Hayward With Golden Parachute on ExitThis seems like a no-brainer, but not so.
  23. BP’s Urkel Robot Causes Mayhem at Leak SiteBP has to remove the cap, causing more oil to gush into the ocean.
  24. Meet BP’s New Gulf Boss, Less British Than BP’s Old Gulf BossRobert Dudley takes over for Tony Hayward in the Gulf today.
  25. Interior Secretary Renames Office of Mineral Management ServicesThe government agency whose coziness with big oil has been blamed for the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon spill is getting its own PR makeover.
  26. Last-Ditch Deepwater Oil-Spill Guards Poorly Tested, Frequently IneffectiveA ‘Times’ investigation looks into the failed “blind shear.”
  27. Inside a Halfhearted Obama ShakedownYou call this a shakedown, Obama?
  28. BP Doc: A Lot More Oil Than Previously Estimated Could Be LeakingUp to 4 million gallons a day, in fact.
  29. Rand Paul Knows ‘What a Pile On Feels Like’And, thus, he has sympathy for piled-on BP sympathizer Joe Barton.
  30. BP CEO Tony Hayward Gets His Life Back With a Yacht RaceCertainly you can plug an oil spill remotely from a yacht race. Why not?
  31. Tony Hayward Hands Over Worst Job in the World to Someone ElseGet ready to blame Bob Dudley for things.
  32. Tony Hayward Overcomes Interruptions From Protester, CongressmanIt wasn’t an easy opening statement for the BP CEO.
  33. Congressman Parker Griffith Unfamiliar With the Meaning of ‘Environment’?He says cigarettes are the greatest environmental disaster.
  34. Will the BP Spill Get Much, Much Worse?That’s what one seemingly knowledgeable but anonymous commenter says.
  35. GOP Congressman Says the Real Oil-Spill Tragedy Is How We’re Treating BPHe doesn’t even want to live in this country anymore, he’s so angry.
  36. The Hurt Is Just Beginning for BPTotal legal costs could top $60 billion.
  37. BP Chairman Apologizes for ‘Small People’ GaffeI spoke clumsily,” he says.
  38. New RNC Ad Criticizes Obama for Golfing Instead of Meeting With BP‘What Took So Long?” released same day president meets with company.
  39. Robert Gibbs Defends Obama, Takes Shot At Cable NewsSpeech garners fewer viewers than previous addresses did.
  40. People Upset That Swedish BP Chairman Doesn’t Speak Perfect, Fluent EnglishHow dare he care about the “small people.”
  41. Why Is Tony Hayward Smiling?You’re not allowed to smile!
  42. BP Will Set Aside $20 Billion for Trust FundA victory for President Obama as he meets with BP officials today.
  43. Once Again, Government Estimates Well Is Leaking Even More Oil Than Previously ThoughtNow it’s guessed to be about 2.5 million gallons a day, or the amount of the entire Exxon Valdez spill every four days.
  44. Beyond DisappointedObama’s Oval Office address gets panned.
  45. Obama Pledges to Fight for ‘As Long As It Takes,’ Says BP Will Be Held ResponsiblePresident also advocates clean energy in Oval Office address.
  46. Louisiana Congressman Takes BP Bashing a Bit Too FarBP America chairman should kill himself, Anh “Joseph” Cao suggests.
  47. The GOP Urges Obama to Think SmallDon’t “exploit” the oil spill to push for energy reform, they say.
  48. What President Obama Will Say When He Talks About Oil TonightPreviewing Obama’s first Oval Office address.
  49. Obama: ‘Best Way to Help’ Is Visit Gulf and SpendThey’ve got beaches.
  50. President Obama Feigns Interest in Oil-Related Mundane ThingsIt’s his fourth visit to the Gulf region, and he’s getting more involved than ever.
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