Thursday, June 03, 2010

Creeping crud

BP sign splattered with mud(?)I don't know which is worse, the complete ecological disaster that this gushing oil well has created -- the latest being that the oil stream is going to whip around Florida and poison the entire Atlantic coast -- or the completely half-assed, amoral approach that BP has taken to addressing it -- from doubling the mess with poisonous chemicals, to maximixing their profit by keeping most of their fleet busy doing something else, to prioritizing shareholder dividends over the welfare of the rest of the nation. (Plus sending their first responders to get liability releases and keep-quiet notices all over the coast.) Nobody winning here...

(first link via Medley tweet, last via Atrios)

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