Monday, May 7, 2012

Newly Released Photos of Gulf Holocaust

(Courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via Greenpeace) - 

[excerpted] "One of a few previously unreleased photographs from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, show oil-covered and dead endangered sea turtles

The photographs were obtained by the environmental group Greenpeace through a Freedom of Information Act request sent to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in July 2010.

Gulf oil spill's animal victims: As BP worked to control the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, local wildlife struggled for survival.

John Hocevar, Greenpeace’s director of ocean campaigns, said the photographs paint a more dire picture of the effects of the spilled oil on endangered species than federal agencies presented during the disaster...." [end excerpt]

Majia here: No surprise there.

What is the surprise is that people believed the B.S., BP public relations.

Other Relevant Headlines and Links About BP Oil Spill Effects and BP Safety

Government tightens lid on dolphin death probe By Leigh Coleman

Agence France Presse. Mystery Illnesses Plague Louisiana Oil Spill Crews: The state of Louisiana has reported 415 cases of health problems linked to the spill. 

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. 

Some of my previous posts on BP and the Gulf Oil spill

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

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

BP Macondo Well Still Leaking, Seafood Dangerous, Animals Still Dying  March 5, 2012

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