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Oil Spill Disaster – July 25 – the underbelly of response efforts

Is this disaster response or a political response? See article on July 25 on Politico.  White House dispatches Florida team to contain spill’s political backlash [picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=bp+oil+spill&iid=9409137″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9409137/first-lady-michelle-obama/first-lady-michelle-obama.jpg?size=500&imageId=9409137″ width=”234″ height=”127″ /] The White House has quietly launched an effort … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Disaster — Update on June 22

In the interest of giving all sides of the issue some air time, see Heritage Foundation report titled Stopping the Slick, Saving the Environment: A Framework for Response, Recovery and Resiliency; June 15.  Some good points in here.  But I … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Update – June 18

Latest news this am: Obama’s spill recovery chief will be part-time.  Yesterday, I noted his lack of experience with long-term recovery from disaster and today we learn he will keep his existing, demanding job. [picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=bp+oil+spill&iid=9156640″ src=”http://view4.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9156640/surface-skimming-for-the/surface-skimming-for-the.jpg?size=500&imageId=9156640″ width=”234″ … Continue reading

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Oil Spill – June 17- new people and systems for consequence mgmt.

Yesterday, I noted the two new personnel changes (see below) that were announced by the President in his major address to the nation. Although both are experienced leaders/managers,  they do not have experience with oil spill disaster recovery.  I think … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Update- June 15 -anticipating the President’s speech

An OpEd piece in today’s Washington Post explains the current situation well, in my opinion.  The oil spill isn’t Obama’s Katrina[picapp align=”right” wrap=”false” link=”term=bp+oil+spill&iid=9117875″ src=”http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9117875/president-obama-tours/president-obama-tours.jpg?size=500&imageId=9117875″ width=”234″ height=”152″ /] Obama has been forced to take a commanding role in a crisis … Continue reading

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