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Entries by Karen Dalton-Beninato from 06/2010

EXCLUSIVE: BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response Plans, What They Knew and When They Knew It

| Posted 06.04.2010 | Business

Thanks to an insider, I obtained a copy of the almost 600 page BP Regional Oil Spill Response Plan for the Gulf of Mexico as of June, 2009. Some mat...

Pictured: Mr. Okra's Sweet New Ride

| Posted 06.09.2010 | Green

It's high time for some good news, so here it is: New Orleans' own Mr. Okra is back on the road. Pictured is his brand new truck painted by folk arti...

The End of an Era: Gulf Coast Oyster Supplier Shuts Down

| Posted 06.13.2010 | Food

P&J Oysters, the nation's oldest continually operating dealer of oysters, is no longer shucking Gulf Coast oysters after the oil spill tainted too man...

City's Ad: "This Isn't the First Time New Orleans has Survived the British"

| Posted 06.16.2010 | Green

The Guardian has a slightly bemused take on the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau's new ad campaign: "This isn't the first time New Orleans has survived the British."

Parish President Billy Nungesser Responds to Marina Controversy

| Posted 06.18.2010 | Politics

The Associated Press has picked up a Times Picayune article on Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, an outspoken critic of the BP oil leak cl...

Outraged Local Response to: "Check out the oil on our beaches. You'll love it"

| Posted 06.23.2010 | Travel

When it comes to marketing with oil spill jokes, if the question is "Too soon?" I would advise Spirit Airlines that the answer is yes. Two more worke...

If Brad Pitt Is Really Thinking Oil Spill Movie, Lewis Should Write It

| Posted 06.24.2010 | Entertainment

Since Pitt is set to star in an adaptation of New Orleans author Michael Lewis' Moneyball, it's possible Lewis would be the author of choice for a movie about the oil leak.

Small Victims of the Oil Spill: Animal Shelters Filling Up as Local Economy Dips

| Posted 06.26.2010 | Green

More than two months after the oil leak began, financial repercussions have reached oyster shuckers, waitstaff, tour boat operators and others strug...

Dear BP: Nobody Puts Peter Fonda in the Corner (Updated with NOLA Rally Photos)

| Posted 06.27.2010 | Green

It's a regular game of whack-a-mole, getting to the shore at BP's Grand Isle cleanup. It turns out Peter Fonda was at one end of Grand Isle yesterday,...

Top Chef Judge Tom Colicchio Speaks Out in Grand Isle

| Posted 06.30.2010 | Food

Tom Colicchio loves seafood so much he canceled a fishing trip in Massachusetts to fly down to Grand Isle for the Friends of the Fishermen event. "I've been fishing my entire life," he told me Monday after the benefit.