Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill of 2010 - Oil Spill Update

What a tragedy that could have been prevented with a little TLC at the top level.

This is going down in the history books as the great BP Oil Spill of 2010.
Some say blame President Obama, but I say the total blame goes to BP.
Boycott BP (British Petroleum) products is the call to all consumers as the commercial ads from BP rise.

BP just gave a large amount to funds to the feds in order to help cleanup the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Eleven BP workers lost their lives when the platform caught on fire and exploded on April 20, 2010.
BP's fault for selecting risky methods and cutting costs to save time.
My sympathy goes out to the families and friends of those 11 people. BP is going to pat big time.

As of June 10th, over 3.2 million gallons or 6.4 million liters have flowed into the Gulf of Mexico.

June 21st, scientists revise their original estimate to 4.2 million gallons or 15.9 million liters a day.

July 6th $130 million has been paid out to businesses and employees.

BP sets up a $20 Billion escrow fund to deal with the oil spill crisis.

BP hopes to have a new cap in place by July 15th.

BP says they have converted a tanker to skim up the surface oil. How long will this take?
10 to 100 years if we're lucky. The Gulf of Mexico will never be the same again.

All the wildlife that have been effected because of the negligence of a greedy oil company.

Hydrocarbons rising from all this oil muck, as well as aromatic compounds, such as benzene, toluene, and xylene, all known carcinogens.

What can you do to help with the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill?

Donate your money ( National Wildlife Federation)
Volunteer your Services (LA Gulf Response)
Resources and Benefit Events