The May 2006 offshore damage assessment report from the U.S. Minerals
Management Service that Keith quoted on Thursday night can be found
here. The portion relevant to spills says:
MMS also is releasing the following tally of hurricane-related
oil/condensate/chemical spills in Federal offshore OCS waters as
reported to MMS and the National Response Center. Six spills of 1,000
barrels or greater were reported; the largest of these was 3,625
barrels of condensate reported by the Gulf South Pipeline Company in
the Eugene Island Block 51 area. A total of 146 U.S. Department of the
Interior Minerals Management Service Office of Public Affairs spills of
1 barrel or greater have been reported in the Federal OCS waters; 37 of
these were 50 barrels or greater. No shoreline or wildlife impacts were
noted from these spills.
One barrel of oil = 42 gallons. Think Progress links to a longer, more thorough report also on the MMS site:
As a result of both storms, 124 spills were reported with a total volume of roughly 17,700 barrels of total petroleum products, of which about 13,200 barrels were crude oil and condensate from platforms, rigs and pipelines, and 4,500 barrels were refined products from platforms and rigs.
Sy Hersh's remarks at the "Campus Progress Journalism Conference" that in a meeting
in the Vice President's office, members of the Administration sat
around brainstorming ideas to provoke war with Iran can be heard in this brief YouTube clip.
The Leaky Cauldron has the latest details on the public release of J.K.
Rowling's "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" and what it may contain.
Here are the full Ted Stevens indictment documents.
"In response to a request from Chairman Waxman, the Inspector General of the Small Business Administration released a report concluding that Blackwater may have 'misrepresented' its small business status in order to win 39 government contracts worth more than $100 million."
"Meet Spencer Taylor. The Michigan man, 20, was arrested early yesterday morning for allegedly trying to steal Batman posters and other collectibles from a theater showing 'The Dark Knight.'"
The tourist video showing a rookie NYPD officer slamming a Critical Mass bicycle activist off his bike and onto the sidewalk can be seen here.
The RAND Corporation report Keith cited on Wednesday night is How Terrorist Groups End; Lessons for Countering al Qa'ida. The full report is more than 250 pages long but significant conclusions can be found in the corresponding press release.
Police and intelligence agencies, rather than the military, should be the tip of the spear against al Qaida in most of the world, and the United States should abandon the use of the phrase "war on terrorism," researchers concluded.
The LegitGov.org story cited by Keith on Thursday night in which they point out the "re-killing of another key al-Qaeda operative" can be found here.
The documentation from the House Oversight Committee hearings on KBR's responsibility for deficient electrical systems at U.S. facilities in Iraq is here. The July 8th, 2007 memo Keith referred to specifically can be read here. (The point, again, is that Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth died after being electrocuted while showering on January 2nd, 2008.)