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FAU professor dead five years named in BP's disaster plan

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FAU professor dead five years named in BP's disaster plan

As one of the only scientists in the world who had ever studied the effects of oil on sea turtles, South Florida biologist Peter Lutz seemed a perfect candidate to advise BP in the aftermath of a disaster such as the Gulf spill.

Indeed, the giant petroleum firm listed Lutz as a consultant in its 2009 disaster response plan.

Alas, the former professor of marine biology at Florida Atlantic University died in February 2005.

"I think he would have been fairly horrified and annoyed to be in the BP plan when he probably was never consulted," said FAU marine biologist Sarah Milton, a former colleague. "And then he would have been amused."

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Re: FAU professor dead five years named in BP's disaster plan

Its just getting worse and worse for BP. They can't stop the leak and now they name a guy who's been dead for 5 years in the disaster plan

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: FAU professor dead five years named in BP's disaster plan

With great respect to the deceased former FAU prof, I would say that the brains of some of the bureaucrats working on this Gulf oil disaster have a lot in common with his in its current state.

Even from 2,000 miles or so away, this native Floridian (sixth-generation) shudders at the tragedy in the Gulf and the utter ineptitude with which it has been dealt. It would seem to me that Secretary Salazar is a goner for sure because he is a prime candidate for designated scapegoat in an Administration that is noted for finger-pointing rather than truly accepting responsibility for much of anything.

At some point, I desperately hope, those in power must recognize that this is not a partisan political tragedy – it simply is an American tragedy. Can we not quit trying to blame others, then establish a clearcut line of authority to (1) stop the oil flowand (b) operate the clean-up and let the chips fall where they may?

I am so sick of pols, whatever their party affiliation, spending so much time p***ing on the opposing party and so little time on fixing the mess that threatens to envelop us. End of sermonette. Sorry for the rant. (BTW, we got 3 inches of snow overnight and this morning in Breckenridge, Colo., which sits at 9,600 feet. This could affect my mood, though not by much.)
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grayowl said

(BTW, we got 3 inches of snow overnight and this morning in Breckenridge, Colo., which sits at 9,600 feet. This could affect my mood, though not by much.)

It was 90' here today…with a 77' dew point - SAUNA like.

Will trade you!
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