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Achenblog: May 23, 2010 - May 29, 2010

Top kill: BP keeps us in the dark

The nice thing about working for a daily newspaper is you get to start from scratch every day and find out what's going on, and no one remembers that yesterday you said the top kill was working. Because they've already...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 28, 2010; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (315)
 
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Oil well top kill: Mud beating oil

What this oil spill crisis in the gulf needs is a scoreboard. We need to know what quarter it is, who is winning, the stats of the various participants. Until yesterday, the oil seemed to be not just dominant but...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 27, 2010; 7:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (168)
 
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The top kill: Cross your fingers

You should be able to go to this BP page and see a live feed from the sea floor and get a sense of whether this top kill maneuver is working. But it could get ugly, and that doesn't necessarily...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 25, 2010; 9:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (213)
 
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Gulf oil spill: Who's in charge?

Lots of oiled birds, dying jellyfish, oil on the beach in Louisiana while BP prepares for the "top kill" (see graphic) Wednesday morning that executive Doug Suttles says is a 6 or 7 on a scale of 1 to 10,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 24, 2010; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (242)
 
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The boudin and other cajun meat

I have really dropped the ball on reporting about my meat purchases in Cajun country last week. Before I left the state I went to the Cajun Meat Market in Houma and got some boudin, plus some andouille sausage, and...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 24, 2010; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
 
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