Friday, June 11, 2010

We Are All BP

We are all BP? Do we all share some responsibility for what has become the Second Worst Oil Spill in History?*

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The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a major disaster to nature. It is not only BP that is responsible but ALL those that demand crude oil by using it. If you don't live in the jungle, the Arctic or a deserted island, YOU are guilty too! Give BP a break, hypocrites?
I'm not sure I'm ready to give BP a break just yet... but do we all, as petroleum users, share some of the blame?

*According to The First Post (UK), the worst oil spill in history was:
The Gulf War oil spill. In 1991, retreating Iraqi troops blew up Kuwait's oil wells, leaking up to 11 million barrels of oil into the desert before they could be capped. It would take until June next year for the Macondo well to leak this much oil.
I do think, that an argument could be made, that this is the largest environmental disaster caused by an oil spill...

UPDATE 6/13: I'm surprised no one has called me on that last statement... I have since read of at least one significantly worse environmental oil spill disater; this one in Nigeria. I stand corrected.



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