Tuesday, August 10, 2010

GOVERNMENT ASSISTED BP IN COVERING UP EFFECTS OF SPILL

For OpEdNews: Chyrisse Tabone, Ph.D. - Writer
Everyone under the sun is familiar with the fact BP's oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded off of the coast of Louisiana on April 20, 2010, resulting in 11 deaths and the spewing of approximately 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. For the last 100+ days the saga of this industrial disaster has revealed the underbelly of secrecy in the media and the cherry-picking of science to suit the industry's agenda. The appropriately named "Deepwater" rig uncovered plenty of blame, including links to Halliburton, Transocean, and the salacious relationship between the Minerals Management Services and Big Oil. This melodrama is not "Big Brother" the reality show but its evil twin known as Corporatism. All the while, as ecological terrorism loomed in the Gulf of Mexico, BP's CEO Tony Hayward whimpered "I want my life back!"
See more at the link:
http://www.opednews.com/articles/GOVERNMENT-ASSISTED-BP-IN-by-Chyrisse-Tabone-P-100809-430.html

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