21 April 12
The BP disaster reminded the American people about some essential truths relating to corporate behavior, the need for regulatory controls over corporations, the need for effective sanctions.
Recently, an Al Jazeera online correspondent launched an investigation into the BP oil spill and the illnesses linked to the dispersants used along the Gulf Coast. While this isn't necessarily new news, the fact that this story is being reported by Al Jazeera instead of the NY Times, Washington Post or WSJ speaks volumes.
On Sunday (September 19,2010), the BP well that fed the largest offshore oil spill
in America's history was officially pronounced "dead," with no chance of further leaks. While we are happy to report that a single drop will never again leak from this well, we find it appropriate to break down the Gulf oil spill by the numbers.
Martha and Roger,
White House energy adviser Carol Browner has recently been making the talk show rounds and telling the public about a new government assessment that shows that 75% of the oil from
BP’s drilling disaster has either been captured, burned off, evaporated or broken down in the Gulf. As she puts it, “Mother Nature did her part….”
Something on the BP Oil Spill, if you are following it at all.
I found this news article interesting - but it is a little long. Maybe you would just want to skim it and see what you think.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle lay belly-up on the metal autopsy table, as pallid as split-pea soup but for the bright orange X spray-painted on its shell, proof that it had been counted as part of the Gulf of Mexico’s continuing “unusual mortality event.”