It’s Earth Day, BP – Clean Up Your Mess!April 22, 2014
A few weeks back, I wrote a post wondering if BP would do a better job with the Gulf oil spill than Exxon did with the Valdez spill in Alaska. This Earth Day is a great time to take stock of how well BP has done so far. Sadly, the answer seems to be “not well.”
According to the League of Conservation Voters, four years after the spill the Gulf still hasn’t recovered, wildlife is still suffering and a major mess remains. Worse, BP has gotten permission to start drilling in the Gulf again, and reportedly has bid $42 million for the rights to do so. The company still hasn’t finished cleaning up its last oil spill – why would anyone in their right mind allow BP to drill again and maybe spill some more?
Even little kids know that, when you make a mess, you’re supposed to clean it up. BP made an unbelievable mess and apparently intends to leave a lot of it behind. That’s bad ethics, bad business and just plain bad. If you agree that BP needs to do better, please click on this link to sign a League of Conservation Voters’ petition calling on BP to finish the job: http://www.lcv.org/media/blog/after-4-years-the-gulf-has.html.
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