BP and their environmental record

After the hurricane came the plague of oil. Accidents will happen, but they seem to happen far too frequently in the oil industry and in the coal industry. BP, proudly “beyond petroleum” has shown us just how far beyond petroleum BP now lies. World oil production is about sixty three million barrels a day but today it seems that 5,000 barrels a day are leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from a BP facility. An oil slick threatens the coast of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi and not just threatens wildlife and sea plants but will also almost certainly decimate the fishing industry at a time when fish should be spawning, rather than dying from unrefined oil seeping into their gills and suffocating them. Continue reading