Uh oh. Are we headed for an “oil-gate”?
BP is not permitting scientists to get an accurate calculation of the oil that has spilled into the ocean. According to an article in The New York Times, oceanographers are putting pressure on the Obama administration to force BP.
What’s with the cloak-and-dagger mission, BP?
Yes, BP wants to spin public opinion back in their favor. But, eventually the amount of oil that has spilled, and the damage done, will be out in the open. And BP will come off even worse than it is now by trying to cover it up.
BP has a corporate responsibility to its shareholders. But, doesn’t it also have a responsibility to clean up its mess?
Without proper data, the oil will not be able to be cleaned up. And even more damage will be done to the environment. Plus, other oil companies will not be able to safeguard themselves from future spills if they can’t learn from BP’s mistakes.
Man up, BP. You’re not doing any good by keeping this information to yourself.
By Jessica Livingston
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