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Kathy Castor takes on BP CEO Tony Hayward listen

06/17/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In the hearings on Capitol Hill, Tampa-area U.S. Representative Kathy Castor questioned BP CEO Tony Hayward. She asked why, with the frequent number of accidents, he claimed an accident is a one-in-a-million event.

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Special places in Gulf could be threatened by BP oil blowout - part 1 listen

06/16/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A new report called "Special Places at Risk in the Gulf: Effects of the BP Oil Catastrophe" identifies fifteen areas that could be threatened by oil gushing from BP’s rig. The report was prepared by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization. Stephen Saunders is president of the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization.

Tune in tomorrow when we bring you the [second half](http://www.wmnf.org/news_storie...

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In first Oval Office speech Obama calls for independent oil spill claims fund listen

06/16/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In his first prime-time address from the Oval Office, President Barack Obama attempted to reassure the American people about the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. In his 17-minute speech, Obama referred to what he called the “battle plan” to cap the gusher, clean up the environment, and help put Gulf residents back to work. But because of the BP oil disaster, Obama says many people in Louisiana, Missis...

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Should BP Be Criminally Prosecuted For The Oil Disaster?

06/16/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Should BP be held criminally liable for the deaths and damage in the Gulf in the wake of the DH exposion? Our next guest says yes. he is RUSSELL MOKHIBER, http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com Mokhiber is editor of Corporate Crime Reporter. He said today: "BP is a recidivist corporate criminal. BP has three convictions and one deferred prosecution agreement in the last ten years. In his speech [Tuesday night] Obama did not once mention the words 'crime,' 'criminal' or 'justice.' Why not?...

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BP will contribute $20 billion to Gulf recovery escrow fund listen

06/16/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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President Barack Obama met today with officials from BP and announced that the company would put aside $20 billion to pay economic damages associated with the Gulf oil disaster.

“Currently, under federal law, there is a $75 million cap on how much oil companies could under certain circumstances be required to pay for economic damages resulting from spills such as this. That amount would clearly be insufficient. That is why I am pleased to announce that BP has agreed to set aside $20 billi...

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Nelson thinks Pentagon should step in on cleanup of BP oil disaster listen

06/10/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida’s senior Senator Bill Nelson is calling for the command and control structure of the Pentagon to help coordinate the cleanup of the Gulf

“Just know that you’ve got some folks in Florida who are mad as wet hens right now. We’ve got to get this command and control straightened out where communication is going to everybody at the local level.”

Nelson made those remarks this morning during the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Oversight Subcommittee, which is determining th...

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Social critic Derrick Jensen on BP oil disaster listen

06/10/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Derrick Jensen is an award winning author, activist, and social critic who has written extensively on the unsustainability of industrial civilization in regards to the natural world. WMNF spoke to him today about the systemic problem of industrialization and the BP oil spill.

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USF, NOAA reseachers confirm oil plume listen

06/08/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today, scientists from the University of South Florida and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reaffirmed a widespread suspicion: that there’s oil suspended beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. But they won’t say much else about it.

Dr. William Hogarth, dean of USF Marine Science, was plain about the significance of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

*This i...

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Florida Rep Rick Kriseman still wants special Legislative session on drilling and energy listen

06/07/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Beginning last month there was a push by state Representative Rick Kriseman and others to hold a special legislative session on drilling and energy fueled by the ongoing BP oil leak disaster.

On Saturday Kriseman, a Democrat from St. Petersburg, reiterated his calls for a special session that co...

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Azalea neighbors irate about response from Raytheon, Crist, Foster, and DEP listen

06/07/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The BP oil blowout isn’t the only environmental catastrophe some Pinellas residents have to worry about. People in the Azalea neighborhood of northwest St. Petersburg have been dealing with an underground plume of toxins coming from a nearby Raytheon plant. On Saturday morning, about 60 residents gathered with state legislators such as state [Senator Charlie Justice](http://ww...

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