BP in court for pollution

This is called Wildlife Apocalypse: Video of Gulf birds, fish caught in BP oil spill (in the USA).

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Whistleblower takes BP to court for oil spill cover-up

Thursday 26 January 2012

A FORMER BP employee has filed a lawsuit against the company claiming he was fired for raising concerns about the cleanup after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

In a suit filed last Friday in New Orleans, August Walter claims that his boss manipulated data on the cleanup in Mississippi and didn’t give the Coast Guard “the true status” of what substances needed to be cleaned.

Mr Walter, who helped develop BP’s cleanup plans in Mississippi after the 2010 spill, claims that he was fired last month in retaliation for blowing the whistle on BP’s failure to follow environmental regulations.

Mr Walter also says he refused to misrepresent data so that the Coast Guard would believe cleanup activities in Mississippi were closer to completion.

“This was all based on money,” the lawsuit alleges.

Gulf Reopens for Drilling as Obama Administration Accused of Low-Balling Effects of Spill. Yana Kunichoff, Truthout: “As the Obama administration announces the launch of its Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future … a scientific integrity complaint alleges that officials ‘manipulated’ scientific data about the effects of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil leak. Nearly two years after the March 2010 spill, the administration’s new policy plans to open 38 million acres offshore of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to possible development in June 2012. The area will be available to deepwater drilling”: here.

ScienceDaily (Mar. 20, 2012) — Since the explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, scientists have been working to understand the impact that this disaster has had on the environment. For months, crude oil gushed into the water at a rate of approximately 53,000 barrels per day before the well was capped on July 15, 2010. A new study confirms that oil from the Macondo well made it into the ocean’s food chain through the tiniest of organisms, zooplankton: here.

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