The fourth anniversary of the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which triggered an oil spill that dumped billions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, was on April 20. In an announcement just prior to the anniversary date, the oil giant claimed active cleanup of the Gulf Coast was over. But, the U.S. Coast Guard strongly disagrees and it announced – in response to BP’s claim – that the Deepwater Horizon Response is far from complete. Capt. Thomas Sparks, the Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Response, had this to say:
Our response posture has evolved to target re-oiling events on coastline segments that were previously cleaned. But let me be absolutely clear: This response is not over—not by a long shot. The transition to the Middle Response process does not end clean-up operations, and we continue to hold the responsible party accountable for Deepwater Horizon cleanup costs.
The BP public relations machine is in accelerated attack mode and is attempting to make the American people forget how truly bad BP’s conduct really was. The news media has an obligation to expose BP’s conduct and to let the American people know the truth.
Source: The Washington Post
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