If you have an ounce of logic in you, then you know that the longer we wait to repair what BP destroyed, the more difficult it will be to fix their mess. BP accepted criminal liability in the 2010 gulf oil disaster and was supposed to pay a $4-billion fine.
And tests confirmed, and Hurricane Isaac exposed, that globs of oil found on Louisiana beaches after Hurricane Isaac came from the 2010 BP spill. The area is still suffering the consequences of BP’s negligence and they should be falling all over themselves to rectify that.
BP has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and environmental crimes, because:
Saturday marks the third anniversary of the spill in 2010, but only a small fraction of the billions in fines and other money owed by BP has trickled in for use on restoration projects, environmental groups say.
Local, state and environmental groups are banking on money from several sources
However, BP is proud to use their money to pay people to go on the Tee Vee Machine and say reassuring things like this:
lavish us with ads like this repeatedly force ads like this down our throats:
Here’s what’s really going on:
Gulf Coast groups say the region is still struggling.
Environmental groups say an unusually high number of sick dolphins are washing up on shore. They’re also finding tar balls on beaches, particularly after big storms.
If you really want to get your blood boiling, read this via the Government Accountability Project:
On April 19, 2013, GAP released Deadly Dispersants in the Gulf: Are Public Health and Environmental Tragedies the New Norm for Oil Spill Cleanups? The report details the devastating long-term effects on human health and the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem stemming from BP and the federal government’s widespread use of the dispersant Corexit, in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. [...]
Conclusions from the report strongly suggest that the dispersant Corexit was widely applied in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon explosion because it caused the false impression that the oil disappeared. In reality, the oil/Corexit mixture became less visible, yet much more toxic than the oil alone. Nonetheless, indications are that both BP and the government were pleased with what Corexit accomplished. The report is available here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three
“We will clean this up. We will make this right.”
We won’t hold our breath.