British Petroleum has rightfully taken a lot of heat over their inaction on the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly two months in and there’s been virtually no progress in cleaning up the spill or stopping the oil from gushing into the Gulf.
BP has promised to put $20 billion into escrow to settle claims related to the oil disaster. One has to wonder if that’s even going to be enough to compensate for the damage done to the Gulf, the wildlife and the lives of those who rely on the Gulf for their living.
The U.S. government has been pretty well impotent in being able to deal with the crisis, aside from a great deal of posturing.
I’d like to share with you a couple of videos related to the oil spill in the Gulf, one a brilliant satirical piece and the other a surprisingly good (but serious) piece from Al Jazeera English – Fault Lines on the impact of oil exploration on the Gulf coast of Louisiana.
I have to give Al Jazeera English some credit for doing a nice in depth piece on this issue. This is the kind of investigative journalism the world really needs a heck of a lot more of. It might be 23 minutes long, but it’s worth every minute.