Friday, April 20, 2012

BP Crimes Go Unpunished

A Stain That Won’t Wash Away By Abrahm Lustgarten. The New York Times. April 19, 2012

[excerpted] "TWO years after a series of gambles and ill-advised decisions on a BP drilling project led to the largest accidental oil spill in United States history and the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, no one has been held accountable...

What is missing is the accountability that comes from real consequences: a criminal prosecution that holds responsible the individuals who gambled with the lives of BP’s contractors and the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. Only such an outcome can rebuild trust in an oil industry that asks for the public’s faith so that it can drill more along the nation’s coastlines. And perhaps only such an outcome can keep BP in line and can keep an accident like the Deepwater Horizon disaster from happening again..."

Majia here: BP has an extreme record of corporate misdeeds. Here are some of the headlines I've examined over the last 2 years

Longish essay on BP's gulf oil spill: The BP Gulf Oil Spill Was the Rehearsal for Tepco's Fukushima

Whistleblower: BP Oil Platform Present, Imminent Danger By David Hammer, The Times-Picayune 19 March 12 

Environmental Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico: The Escalation of BP's Liability
As oil, sickness and contamination persist, Gulf residents and lawyers file thousands of lawsuits against the oil giant.

BP, The Gulf and Amoratized Lack of Responsibility. August 2011

BP's Gulf Oil Well Is Leaking Again: "It’s A Dead Ringer For The [BP] Oil, As Good A Match As I’ve Seen" August 26, 2011
BP Macondo Well Still Leaking, Seafood Dangerous, Animals Still Dying  March 5, 2012

Dolphin Deaths in The Gulf: Why the Censorship of Science?  April 5, 2012

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Majia. Posted at Reality Check,


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