Earth Day Today !! Please think about our natural resources , how public and free they are. We share space and we need to protect and care for them.
There is still a lot of oil out in the Gulf of Mexico that will be around for a while. I know that Louisiana marshes are still in a very bad state. Here in Pensacola there is tar still being washed up on the beaches on a lesser scale for now. There is a group of approximately 100 oil spill workers cleaning tar balls around the surrounding beaches in escambia county and santa rosa county.
Media, the powers at be, are putting a positive spin on visiting the Gulf Coast . I’m concerned that we are missing the bigger picture. I want businesses to prevail but at what cost? They have been using machines to dig and rake the sand, what about the water? I would like to know what independent studies have come up with and how many there are. Well PSU under Charles Fisher has been doing studies in the Gulf prior to and after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico . I hope they can tell us honestly what is going on with ocean life, and its total environmental exposure for communities around it. I want to find a list of how many researchers are in the Gulf.
I’m going boating on Saturday so I am looking forward to seeing what the water looks like.
There are adds being placed on Craigslist for oil clean up, individuals who have been through the process are posting, saying that it is all fraudulent. Somehow contractors put the word out they are hiring county workers for oil clean up. The contractors have you come in, fill out an application, then put you on a stand by list while getting paid by Bp for your application information. What is going on? Why say you are hiring if in fact you are not putting the applicants to work? How is compensation possible for these contractors? How is someones personal information being used for a contractors wages? Hundreds of workers locally were let go, red listed Aug 19th, p2s workers were let go on August 23rd.
P2s hired local county people from the get go, after July 26, everywhere you went whether it was the unemployment office or contractors , it was a requirement that you had to be a local resident of the county. There are all these stipulations put in place for workers when none of it is being adhered to. Who do the contractors answer to, we want full disclosure from them. They get the contracts and then 30% of the workers are local. Why is this allowed? Dan Thomas from Wear TV did story on, Local Oil Clean Up Crews Are Not 100% Local, this video along with others, can be found in the video listing on this link. All Local information reported regarding oil status.
I can only imagine the fiasco going on in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and other affected states. If you are a worker or someone that would like to share your experience, I would love to hear from you.
Supposedly, there was an email faxed to sub contractors, From ERG( can not find Emergency Response Group on line) or Eagel SWS notifying contractors several companies( Able Body , Command Center, Training U and one more) have been put on the no more work list. We are not able to work cleaning up oil… going to work for a new contractor or obtaining a new HAZWOPER certification is not an option. All the workers under these staffing agencies have been banned. Why is this happening , and is it only affecting the workers in Pensacola, or is it all neighboring workers, along the Gulf Coast Oil community states?
O’Brien’s Response Management is running the show in Pensacola, I do not know if they are still in Destin or Panama City…( I was told they had closed up shop down there) I’m not sure if they are still in Louisiana and Alabama, and Mississippi. I have questions and maybe some of you in the know can help me find out.
If anyone can tell me what the official business name is for ERG and how to contact them I would appreciate it!
There is a lot of Oil in these waters and there is more to come, to surface, are they indoctrinating us , to push us to drill in the gulf now that are waters are dead? Is that their plan no matter what.
Citizens of Louisiana, please, if you can provide information to the rest of us around the globe to understand what is going on in your state, along the Gulf Coast, we would love to hear from you!!! There does not seem to be a lot of media coverage there. If you are an oil worker , we would love to know the water and shore exposure. There is a lot of speculation going on down there.
There have been a significant amount of oil spills in our oceans, some that were not reported. There should already be a red alert manual on hand for immediate response to ocean protection during an oil spill. There are a sum of things that are not right.
I decided to take a HAZWOPER certification class to get informed and to clean up the oil! I took the 40 hr class over the weekend Fri, Sat and Sunday and then I was sent to Panama City Monday June 21st thru Sunday June 27th to clean up the tar balls that are slowly hitting there.
I currently reside n Pensacola Florida and I am waiting to be sent to clean up the oil here. It seems that from New Orleans all the way to Panama City, Fl there is a lot of un-organization.