“I want my life back.” That’s what BP CEO Tony Hayward said recently about his company’s oil disaster.
This kind of reckless, selfish greed has led to millions of gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Entire cultures and lifestyles have been killed by this oil spill. Industries that relied on the wildlife and the waterways along this coastal area are now lost. Fishermen who have lived and worked in the Gulf Coast area for generations are wondering how they will now live.No doubt they want their lives back as well.
Enough. We need to make it clear that BP should pay for every dime of its massive oil disaster – not just the cleanup, but the lifelong damage done to fishermen and coastal communities that live and die by the ocean. Anything less is just a BP bailout.
After you sign Firedoglake’s petition, check out the rather interesting chart based on a Rasmussen poll citing 22% of americans view BP favorably. Guess who.
Then head over to OpenSecrets.org and check out some other interesting oil facts: