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BP intimadtes Journalists: I will no longer give BP-ARCO my money

BP blocks reporter, views his film, and justifies their selves for acting like mobsters
They will no longer get ANY of my money (ever!)
They are through, I will never again give them my service or my money.
I am outraged on how they are hiding / covering up their mess.
After reading this (mainstream article on corporate news) I am now no longer going to purchase gas from their company!

They break the laws, ruin the planet, cover up and hide their mistakes, neglectfully endanger the environment and then I read this today, "They Intimidate Journalists"

Well Fuck them and all their polluting oil coverup!
I will no longer buy BP (ARCO) oil.

I will not continue to support assholes that are suppressing information and intimidating journalists regarding this environmental mess of theirs!
Reading the article made me promise to my self to:

(original article here) {http://tinyurl.com/2awdvem}

{quote} Photographer detained by police.
A photographer taking pictures of a BP refinery in Texas was detained by a BP security official, local police and a man who said he was from the Department of Homeland Security, according to ProPublica, a non-profit news organization in the U.S.

The photographer, Lance Rosenfield, said he was confronted by the officials shortly after arriving in Texas City, Texas, to work on a story that is part of an ongoing collaboration between PBS and ProPublica.

Rosenfield was released after officials looked through the pictures he had taken and took down his date of birth, Social Security number and other personal information, the photographer said. The information was turned over to the BP security guard who said this was standard procedure, ProPublica quoted Rosenfield as saying.... (more in original article)

"BP Security followed the industry practice that is required by federal law. The photographer was released with his photographs after those photos were viewed by a representative of the Joint Terrorism Task Force who determined that the photographer's actions did not pose a threat to public safety." ... (more in original article)

A photographer taking pictures of a BP refinery in Texas was detained by a BP security official, local police and a man who said he was from the Department of Homeland Security(end quote)

More Than Just Gasoline 04.Jul.2010 11:13

Jim Lockhart

As I'm sure you are already aware, BP provides the consumers much more than just gasoline. Here's some links, providing information and commentary on the boycott..........

Alexander Higgens Blog:



Mother Jones:


let them know you want transparancy and the press respected 04.Jul.2010 11:40

Mother Earth

As reported:

BP, spokeswoman Sheila Williams said "there was nothing the firm wanted to add to its earlier comment."


Press contacts
BP America Press Office: +1 281 366 0265
BP Press Office London: +44 207496 4076
U.S. Coast Guard Joint Information Center: +1 713 323 1670/1

Local contacts
To report oiled or injured wildlife, call +1 866 557 1401
To discuss spill related damage, call +1 800 440 0858
To report oiled shoreline or request volunteer information, call +1 866 448 5816
For general assistance and to submit alternative response technology, services or products, call +1 281 366 5511

For Vessels of Opportunity (boats) program, call +1 281 366 5511

Do you have ideas to help us?, call +1 281 366 5511

Deepwater Horizon Medical Support Line - if you feel ill due to the oil spill in the GoM or have oil spill health related questions: 1-888-623-0287
Additional contact information
Investor Relations, call 281-366-4937
Claims, call +1 800 440 0858 (TTY device 1-800-572-3053)
Transocean hotline, call, +1-866-975-6371
MI Swaco hotline, call +1 888 318 6765
BP family and third-party contractor hotline, call +1 281 366 5578

Information from the Unified Command
Twitter: Oil_Spill_2010  http://twitter.com/Oil_Spill_2010
Facebook: Deepwater Horizon Response  http://www.facebook.com/DeepwaterHorizonResponse?ref=ts
Joint Incident Command website: Deepwater Horizon Response:  http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/

Better burn your car, then 05.Jul.2010 05:33

Toe Tag

It's tough to not buy BP gas, as the overwhelming majority of gasoline sold in Western Washington and Oregon come out of the BP refinery at Cherry Point. It gets shipped to Portland by pipeline and ends up in a storage tank at a terminal. It only becomes some other retailer's brand of gasoline when the tanker truck fills up at the terminal, and spritzes in whatever additives that retailer uses to distinguish their brand from another. But the bog-standard gasoline they start with comes from BP.

BP isn't the problem 06.Jul.2010 15:19

William Blum

The US Department of Defense is not only the leading consumer of oil in the United States, it is the leading oil consumer in the entire world. A 2007 report by a defense contractor posits that the Pentagon in its foreign wars and worldwide military support operations (such as maintaining thousands of bases at home and abroad) might consume as much as 340,000 barrels (14 million gallons) every day, a quantity greater than the total national consumption of Sweden or Switzerland ( http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/174810/). This is taken from an article with the title: "How Wars of the Future May Be Fought Just to Run the Machines That Fight Them".

No Free Press for BP Oil Disaster - July 7 report from Dahr Jamail 07.Jul.2010 16:25

Dahr Jamail (reposted on PIMC by Joe Anybody)

No Free Press for BP Oil Disaster
Inter Press Service
By Dahr Jamail

NEW ORLEANS, Jul 7, 2010 (IPS)

- Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard, working in concert with oil giant BP, instituted new restrictions across the U.S. Gulf Coast that prevent the media from coming within 20 metres of booms or response vessels on beaches or water. But the insidiousness of the restrictions runs even deeper.

"You can't come in here," Don, the security guard hired by BP, told IPS at the Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Fort Jackson, Louisiana.

Inside, the International Bird Rescue Research Center, one of the companies hired by BP to clean wildlife, works to wash oiled birds before returning them to the wild.

The centre has limited access to the media, and had been open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for two hours at a time. IPS arrived at the centre on a Wednesday, only to learn that it had just reduced its media days from three to two, and was no longer open to the media on Wednesdays.

When asked who he worked for, the private security guard informed IPS, "I work for HUB, a security company hired by BP."

Hub Enterprises out of Broussard, Louisiana has a contract with BP to provide "security officers" and "supervisors". Don is being paid somewhere between 13 and 14 dollars an hour to do his part in helping BP keep a media lid on what is happening with the largest oil-related environmental disaster in U.S. history.

Up to 60,000 barrels of oil are still leaking into the Gulf every day, more than two months after the Apr. 20 explosion on the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

Last week's new media restrictions imposed by the Coast Guard subject journalists and photographers to as much as a 40,000-dollar fine, and from one to five years in jail as a class-D felon if they violate the 20-metre rule, that Unified Command calls a "safety zone".

There have been many indications of a growing and deepening media clampdown in the region in other ways as well.

Last week, IPS had an interview scheduled with the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. The interview was with an individual affiliated with LSU's research strategies into how the BP oil disaster will affect the region.

The morning the interview was to take place, the interview subject, who shall remain anonymous, sent IPS an email stating, "I have been told to cancel the interview. I regret any inconvenience this may have caused you."

When IPS asked him if there was a reason the interview was cancelled, he replied, "No."

An anonymous source later informed IPS that the decision to cancel the interview was made by Chancellor Larry Hollier, who heads the LSU Health Sciences Center.

BP is providing the bulk of the funding to be used to study the effects of the oil disaster, and has promised 500 million dollars for research and restoration projects.

Robert Gagosian is president of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, which represents ocean research institutions and aquariums and manages a programme on ocean drilling research. A marine geochemist, Gagosian is concerned about how that money will be spent, and hopes it will be handled through peer-reviewed grants.

His concern, shared by other scientists and researchers, stems from BP's interest in preserving its business, and whether the proper criteria will be used in assessing what research should be done.

Jeff Short, a former scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who is now with the conservation group Oceana, said that by having BP pay for the research, the government cedes control over what studies are to be conducted.

"I find myself wondering, why would BP want to guide money into projects that would clearly show much larger environmental damage than would have come to light otherwise?" he said.

The first 25 million dollars of the BP funds were quickly distributed to Louisiana State University, the Florida Institute of Oceanography at the University of South Florida and a consortium led by Mississippi State University.

Many independent scientists and journalists fear this is part of an effort to influence what studies are conducted and how willing these public institutions will be to talk to the media about the BP disaster.

In another incident, on Jul. 2, Lance Rosenfield, a photographer for the non-profit investigative journalism outlet ProPublica, was briefly detained by police while shooting pictures near BP's refinery in Texas City, Texas. According to Rosenfield, he was confronted by a BP security officer, local police, and a man identifying himself as an agent of the Department of Homeland Security.

Rosenfield was released after police reviewed his photos and recorded his date of birth, Social Security number and other personal information. The police officer then turned this information over to the BP security guard, under what Rosenfield said was, according to the police officer, "standard operating procedure".

There have also been restrictions placed on the airspace above areas where clean-up and containment operations are occurring. The Federal Aviation Administration has placed restrictions prohibiting media flights below 900 metres over oil-affected areas