Give Tony Howard His Life Back Right after BP Pays 100% for the Oil Disaster

“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.

Sign Firedoglake’s petition to the Senate demanding BP be held financially responsible for 100% of damages from the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

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 and check out some other interesting oil facts:

Big Oil’s Six-Figure Love for Congressional Candidates, Sarah Palin’s Snub and More in Capital Eye Opener: June 3

Profile of oil and gas industry’s 2010 cycle contributions

Public Will Get Faster Look at BP Political Action Committee’s Finances

BP’s ‘Heavy Hitter’ profile

BP’s federal lobbying profile

OpenSecrets Blog: Sen. Mary Landrieu Has ‘No Plans’ to Return BP Campaign Contributions

OpenSecrets Blog: The Politics of Oil

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  1. The Destructionist

    As the oil spill in the Gulf grows larger and more deadly, decimating all that it touches, BP continues to turn down assistance from Americans who just want to help clean up the mess. (…I hear they even turned down Director James Cameron and actor Kevin Costner…)

    First let’s get one thing perfectly straight: If you want to go and help clean up the oil spill, don’t let some corporate Big-Whigs “handle” you into believing that you’d be more of a liability, than an asset. I applaud you for recognizing that we all depend on our oceans for our very survival. It is this water that sustains every living thing on our planet, and it is also this water that we must protect in order to save ourselves from extinction.

    BP has downplayed the problem in the Gulf from the beginning as a means of corporate damage control. I don’t think they’ve yet recognized the severity of the problem. As I’ve written in past blog posts; the pipe needs to be capped and the relief well needs to be drilled. It’s not an exact science by any means, and if BP doesn’t get it right the first time, they’ll have to do it over, and over, and over again, until they do. How many months (or years) will that take? How much damage will have been done to our environment by then? We’ve already seen what 51 days of oil can do to the Gulf of Mexico… What would happen if the oil was left, unabated, for several months, or years? It’s a frightening example of corporate greed gone awry and it’s criminal, pure and simple.

    Corporations should never be allowed the opportunity to risk the lives of everyone on the planet just to make a profit for a few shareholders. (What good is money, after all, if you don’t have air to breathe, water to drink, or food to eat without fear of contamination?)

    BREAKING NEWS: I’ve just heard that those enormous plumes floating just under the surface of the water have been certified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N.O.A.A.) as crude oil.

    (Are we just casual witnesses to our own demise? I wonder…)

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