The Mysterious Deaths of Nine Gulf Oil Spill Whistleblowers

In the past year, nine vocal critics or potential whistleblowers of the Gulf oil spill all died in extremely mysterious ways. [Ed note: two others are also included here: one missing, one jailed.] Their deaths could be strange, unrelated coincidences. Or they could have been killed as part of a conspiracy to silence those who were speaking out against the worst oil spill in American history.

Gregory Stone

February 17, 2011 – LSU scientist Gregory Stone, 54 – Unknown Illness

Anthony Nicholas Tremonte

January 26, 2011 – age 31 – Mississippi Department of Marine Resources officer, from Ocean Springs arrested on child porn charge. 

As an officer with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources on the Gulf Coast, he may have known enough to qualify him for membership in this exclusive series of coincidences. He faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted.
Dr. Thomas B. Manton

January 19, 2011 – former President and CEO of the International Oil Spill Control Corporation – imprisonment and subsequent murder while jailed

John P. Wheeler II

December 31, 2010 – a former Pentagon official and presidential aide and a defense consultant and expert on chemical and biological weapons – was beaten to death in an assault, body was discovered in a Wilmington landfill

James Patrick Black

November 23, 2010 – an incident commander for BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill response team, died Tuesday night near Destin, Florida in a small plane crash’

Chitra Chaunhan

November 15, 2010 – age 33, worked in the USF Center for Biological Defense and Global Health Infectious Disease Research – Found dead in an apparent suicide by cyanide at a Temple Terrace hotel. She leaves behind a husband and a young child.

Dr. Jeffrey Gardner, Swan Doctor

November, 2010 – MIA Status, of Lakeland, FL – Swan expert who “ran into legal trouble over an expired prescription license has closed his practice” — Was investigating unexplained bird deaths near Sarasota abruptly and immediately closed his practice, and apparently his investigation into the deaths of swans in Sarasota, suspected to have been impacted by the BP Oil Disaster. No one has heard or spoken with him since. Watch this news report covering his investigation before his disappearance:  video

Roger Grooters, Cyclist

October 6, 2010 – age 66, was hit by a truck as he passed through Panama City, Florida. Mr. Grooters had been knocked down and killed close to the end of a 3,200-mile trans-America charity ride to raise awareness about the Gulf Coast oil disaster. He began his cross-country bike ride in Oceanside, California, on September 10th. Grooters’s family and friends will cycle the final stretch of the journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic in his honour, raising cash to support Gulf Coast families. Read more: here

Senator Ted Stevens

August 9, 2010 – Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, 86, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, was among nine people on board when the 1957 DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter, crashed into a brush- and rock-covered mountainside Monday afternoon about 17 miles north of the southwest Alaska fishing town of Dillingham, federal officials said. Stevens was the recipient of a whistleblower’s communication relative to the BP Oil Disaster blow-out preventer, and a conspiracy of secrecy to hide the facts from the public. More here

A 48-year-old veteran oil worker claims “You and your fellow Committee members may wish to require BP to explain what action was ultimately instituted to cease the practice of falsifying BOP tests at BP Prudhoe drilling rigs. It was a cost saving but dangerous practice, again endangering the BP workforce, until I exposed it to Senator Ted Stevens, the EPA, and the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.” The cause of the crash is still an OPEN investigation by the NTSB.

Matthew Simmons

August 13, 2010 – age 67 – Simmons’ body was found Sunday night in his hot tub, investigators said. An autopsy by the state medical examiner’s office concluded Monday that he died from accidental drowning with heart disease as a contributing factor – “It was painful as can be” to be only insider willing to speak out against the “officials” during the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

Scientist Joseph Morrissey

April 6, 2010 – age 46 – cell biologist and college professor, a near-native Floridian who chose to return to South Florida after studying at elite universities – was fatally shot during what police say was a home invasion robbery.

Links and video:

The blog post:
http://bpwhistleblowers.blogspot.com/

Links to each individual case under question:
Professor Greg Stone
http://www.lsu.edu/ur/ocur/lsunews/MediaCenter/News/2011/02/item25180.html
Officer Anthony Nicholas Tremonte
http://www.copwatch.net/forums/showthread.php?s=af7b24627aa857134f9fa763817f3…
Dr. Thomas B. Manton
http://www.naturalnews.com/031115_Thomas_Manton_oil_spill.html
John P. Wheeler II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_P._Wheeler_III#Death
James Patrick Black
http://sec.floridatoday.com/article/0eG44wOcqRdIM?q=Florida
USF biologist Chitra Chauhan
http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_east_hillsborough/temple_terrace…
Roger Grooters
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1319529/Cyclist-Roger-Grooters-66-kil…
Senator Ted Stevens
http://beforeitsnews.com/story/132/410/Sen._Ted_Stevens_Killed_In_Plane_Crash…
Matthew Simmons
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Simmons
Joseph Morrissey
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/nova-instructor-shot-dead-in-plantati…

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