Friday, May 21, 2010

The environment belongs to the people and the people need to hold those who have committed a crime against it criminally responsible

“The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume.”

~TONY HAYWARD, CEO of BP, The Guardian



A month in and the oil from the BP well is still pouring into the gulf. BP said it was leaking at 5,000 gallons a day and now they say they are pumping out 5,000 gallons a day with their pipe they put down to stem the flow. Yet many thousands of gallons of oil are still pouring out of the broken pipe. Guess they were wrong about the amount pouring out. It wouldn't have anything to do with setting themselves up for the coming law suits, by trying to minimize the amount of oil and the damage caused by it.

This is now a national disaster and will far exceed the damage caused by the Exxon spill of Alaska. When this shakes out there will be plenty of blame to share and BP will look to minimize their cost. Maybe if the people that took the short cuts and failed to do what was required are prosecuted and jailed someone in the corporate world will get the message. Men died on the oil rig due to greed and irresponsible actions of corporate executives concerned more with profit than safety or the the environment. The environment belongs to the people and the people need to hold those who have committed a crime against it criminally responsible. Not only should we apply financial responsibility to all involved but criminal action should be brought against those at the top corporate levels who knew, condoned and pursued this disastrous course of actions.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for an interesting and informative post. My prayers go out to the people and natural habitat that is being affected by this nightmare.

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