Ecco Bella Supports Renergie, Inc On Their Initiatives to Clean Up the BP Oil Spill

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Alternative energy company Renergie, Inc. submitted unsolicited proposals to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), the Governor of Louisiana, and the USCG for the purpose of: (a) collecting the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico with three Panamax crude tankers; (b) separating the oil and water onboard the tankers; and (c) transporting the separated crude oil to a shoreside facility.

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"The three tankers employed by Renergie, Inc. would be capable of collecting 1,419,000 barrels of the BP oil spill

Sally Malanga, environmentalist and board member of Friends of Animals and Founder of a national natural beauty company Ecco Bella has a lot of questions for President Obama and Admiral of the Coast Guard Thad Allen. Why is BP still managing a failed clean up? BP has just increased the number of vessels from 1900 to 3100, why are there not 10,000? And if they are indeed skimming oil, why is so much still in the water? But the biggest question of all is, where are the super tankers? Through her own research, Sally discovered that there are indeed super tankers available. From a company called Renergie, Inc.

Recently an alternative energy company Renergie, Inc. submitted unsolicited proposals to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), the Governor of Louisiana, and the USCG for the purpose of: (a) collecting the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico with three Panamax crude tankers; (b) separating the oil and water onboard the tankers; and (c) transporting the separated crude oil to a shoreside facility. The three tankers employed by Renergie, Inc. would be capable of collecting 1,419,000 barrels of the BP oil spill; and, via a series of on-board skid-mounted three-stage oil/water separators, be able to separate a combined total of 432,000 barrels/day of the BP oil spill. The cost? $30,000 per ship per day.

To date, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) has not responded.

The Office of the Governor of Louisiana forwarded Renergie’s proposal to BP and the USCG for their review.

The USCG response, sent via three emails, stated, “The Coast Guard is not currently hiring contractors. BP, the responsible party, continues to handle all contracting requirements.” and “Unfortunately, the Coast Guard does not currently have a mission and is not hiring contractors. However, if BP requests names, I will recommend and forward your company.” As the BP oil spill continues to wash ashore in Louisiana, USCG further explained, “I am the POC for unsolicited proposals for the Coast Guard. A valid unsolicited proposal must be an innovative and unique product or service that is not commercially available to the Government. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.603 provides the specific criteria that must be met before an unsolicited proposal can be submitted. It appears that your product better fits the description of a commercial item offer, which is therefore not suitable for submission as an unsolicited proposal. We appreciate your interest in U.S. Coast Guard requirements.”

The CEO of Renergie, Brian Donovan, stated, “I want to know what it will take to cut the red tape and deliver the supertankers into the area? The oil is poisoning the ocean, but it can be skimmed off the surface and from under the surface and hauled away. It is do-able engineering and can be accomplished. The ships are available now.”

For Thad Allen’s response to Super Tankers: The brush off.

Brian J. Donovan is an attorney and marine engineer with over thirty-four years of international business experience.

Mr. Donovan, a member of The Florida Bar, The U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, holds a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law (where he was recipient of the “Global Law & Practice Award” as the outstanding graduate in the areas of International Law and International Business Law) and a B.S., with honors, in Marine/Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Sally Malanga founded Ecco Bella in 1992 to protect women from harmful chemicals and to protect animals from dangerous testing. Our primary mission is to provide luxurious and healthful products that are never tested on animals.

Sally Malanga serves on the Board of Friends of Animals and is leading the battle to save an Old Growth Forest near her home in New Jersey. Through the support of conscientious consumers like you, the company continues to grow, allowing us to express our concerns about the current mishandling of the poisoning of our ocean.

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