BP Needs And Deserves Your Attention

(10PM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)

Photobucket

Here’s an idea for the upcoming week.

Why doesn’t every single BP gas station in the US have somebody picketing it with a sign saying, “BP Is Killing the Gulf; Don’t Patronize BP”?  Or some other sign you compose.  All you need is markers and poster board.

Enough really is enough. I know that the BP Station in Pittsfield, MA, right down the road to Lenox from Guido’s needs some attention. Ditto Rhinebeck, NY.

Let’s just do it. Forget organization. Let’s be spontaneous!  Let’s go for it.

—————

simulposted at The Dream Antilles

32 comments

Skip to comment form

  1. http://www.bp.com/managedlisti

  2. here are arguments about why we shouldn’t do anything at all.

  3. My Mom was born in Pittsfield and grew up in Lenox.

    God’s country.

    • rossl on May 10, 2010 at 5:17 am

    it says:

    BP IS

    KILLING

    THE SEA

    • Edger on May 10, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Didn’t they used to be an oil company?

  4. for years and years and years, while they garner obscene profits.

    They KNEW of the Federal violations and their own internal violations with respect to their rig in the Gulf and, still, they did NOTHING about it.  This is criminality, at its best, damage to ocean life, eco-life, wetlands, coastal shores, coastal businesses and the environment.

    This “gush” is heartbreaking, the damage of which, according to scientists, ecologists, etc. will be seen for decades.  

    BP must pay for EVERYTHING and should be brought to legal accounting.  Unless and until these mega-conglomerates are “arrested” for their sinful and irresponsible behavior, we can never improve anything.

    Yes, get out there with a sign — anything, and boycott BP forever, if you can!

    Thanks, davidseth!

  5. Rig firm’s $270m profit from deadly spill

    THE owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 people and causing a giant slick, has made a $270m (£182m) profit from insurance payouts for the disaster.

    The revelation by Transocean, the world’s biggest offshore driller, will add to the political storm over the disaster. The company was hired by BP to drill the well.

    The “accounting gain” arose because the $560m insurance policy Transocean took out on its Deepwater Horizon rig was greater than the value of the rig itself. Transocean has already received a cash payment of $401m with the rest due in the next few weeks.

    The windfall, revealed in a conference call with analysts, will more than cover the $200m that Transocean expects to pay to survivors and their families and for higher insurance costs. . . . .

    In a stock exchange filing, Transocean said that BP was contractually obliged to take “full responsibility for and defend, release and indemnify us from any loss, expense, claim, fine, penalty or liability for pollution or contamination”. Newman added: “Our industry has a long history of contract sanctity and we expect BP to honour that.”  

  6. from another lesser know contractor whom the globalists knew provided BP with modified preventer valves not up to standards which could have prevented this yet taking out 30% of American fishery products for up to ten years would advance the Illuminati Plan to Destroy America for the profits and control masterbatory delights of sociopath billionaires everywhere.

  7. Remember 9/11!  Halliburton and numerous huge corporations made out like bandits on 9/11 — multi-profits from a most heart-wrenching tragedy, the truth of which is still/has not/refuses to be exposed!  The “debris” (so-called melted steel, etc.) was so quickly removed and sent off to, I believe, it was Africa, or wherever, thereby, foreboding examination, etc.  IT’S ENDLESS!  

  8. What is it that we want to see from this man-made disaster?

    – BP go out of business?

    – Better regulation & oversight of offshore (all) drilling?

    – No new (U.S.) offshore drilling?

    – Turning to ending our oil addiction?

    Boycotting BP doesn’t, imo, get us closer to the last which is what I would hope we might be able to move toward … what we need to do.

  9. Boycott them all!

    BP wasn’t the first company to have a blowout – just the first since Exxon to  gain attention in the U.S.

    Everyone who consumes cheap energy owns this catastrophe.

    Seriously, it’s time to look in the mirror.

    http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/

    The following list includes major oil spills since 1967. The circumstances surrounding the spill, amount of oil spilled, and the attendant environmental damage is also given.

    1967

    March 18, Cornwall, Eng.
    : Torrey Canyon ran aground, spilling 38 million gallons of crude oil off the Scilly Islands.

    1976

    Dec. 15, Buzzards Bay, Mass
    .: Argo Merchant ran aground and broke apart southeast of Nantucket Island, spilling its entire cargo of 7.7 million gallons of fuel oil.

    1977

    April, Nort
    h Sea: blowout of well in Ekofisk oil field leaked 81 million gallons.

    1978

    March 16, off Portsall, France
    : wrecked supertanker Amoco Cadiz spilled 68 million gallons, causing widespread environmental damage over 100 mi of Brittany coast.

    1979

    June 3, Gulf of Mexico
    : exploratory oil well Ixtoc 1 blew out, spilling an estimated 140 million gallons of crude oil into the open sea. Although it is one of the largest known oil spills, it had a low environmental impact.

    July 19, Tobago: the Atlantic Empress and the Aegean Captain collided, spilling 46 million gallons of crude. While being towed, the Atlantic Empress spilled an additional 41 million gallons off Barbados on Aug. 2.

    1980

    March 30, Stavanger, Norway: floating hotel in North Sea collapsed, killing 123 oil workers.

    1983

    Feb. 4, Persian Gulf, Ira
    n: Nowruz Field platform spilled 80 million gallons of oil.

    Aug. 6, Cape Town, South Africa: the Spanish tanker Castillo de Bellver caught fire, spilling 78 million gallons of oil off the coast.

    1988

    July 6, North Sea off Scotland
    : 166 workers killed in explosion and fire on Occidental Petroleum’s Piper Alpha rig in North Sea; 64 survivors. It is the world’s worst offshore oil disaster.

    Nov. 10, Saint John’s, Newfoundland: Odyssey spilled 43 million gallons of oil.

    1989

    March 24, Prince William Sound, Alaska:
    tanker Exxon Valdez hit an undersea reef and spilled 10 million-plus gallons of oil into the water, causing the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

    Dec. 19, off Las Palmas, the Canary Islands: explosion in Iranian supertanker, the Kharg-5, caused 19 million gallons of crude oil to spill into Atlantic Ocean about 400 mi north of Las Palmas, forming a 100-square-mile oil slick.

    1990

    June 8, off Galveston, Tex.
    : Mega Borg released 5.1 million gallons of oil some 60 nautical miles south-southeast of Galveston as a result of an explosion and subsequent fire in the pump room.

    1991

    Jan. 23-27, southern Kuwait
    : during the Persian Gulf War, Iraq deliberately released 240-460 million gallons of crude oil into the Persian Gulf from tankers 10 mi off Kuwait. Spill had little military significance. On Jan. 27, U.S. warplanes bombed pipe systems to stop the flow of oil.

    April 11, Genoa, Italy: Haven spilled 42 million gallons of oil in Genoa port.

    May 28, Angola: ABT Summer exploded and leaked 15-78 million gallons of oil off the coast of Angola. It’s not clear how much sank or burned.

    1992

    March 2, Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan
    : 88 million gallons of oil spilled from an oil well.

    1993

    Aug. 10, Tampa Bay, Fla.
    : three ships collided, the barge Bouchard B155, the freighter Balsa 37, and the barge Ocean 255. The Bouchard spilled an estimated 336,000 gallons of No. 6 fuel oil into Tampa Bay.

    1994

    Sept. 8, Russia:
    dam built to contain oil burst and spilled oil into Kolva River tributary. U.S. Energy Department estimated spill at 2 million barrels. Russian state-owned oil company claimed spill was only 102,000 barrels.

    1996

    Feb. 15, off Welsh coast
    : supertanker Sea Empress ran aground at port of Milford Haven, Wales, spewed out 70,000 tons of crude oil, and created a 25-mile slick.

    1999

    Dec. 12, French Atlantic coast
    : Maltese-registered tanker Erika broke apart and sank off Britanny, spilling 3 million gallons of heavy oil into the sea.

    2000

    Jan. 18, off Rio de Janeiro
    : ruptured pipeline owned by government oil company, Petrobras, spewed 343,200 gallons of heavy oil into Guanabara Bay.

    Nov. 28, Mississippi River south of New Orleans: oil tanker Westchester lost power and ran aground near Port Sulphur, La., dumping 567,000 gallons of crude oil into lower Mississippi. Spill was largest in U.S. waters since Exxon Valdez disaster in March 1989.

    2002

    Nov. 13, Spain
    : Prestige suffered a damaged hull and was towed to sea and sank. Much of the 20 million gallons of oil remains underwater.

    2003

    July 28, Pakistan
    : The Tasman Spirit, a tanker, ran aground near the Karachi port, and eventually cracked into two pieces. One of its four oil tanks burst open, leaking 28,000 tons of crude oil into the sea.

    2004

    Dec. 7, Unalaska, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
    : A major storm pushed the M/V Selendang Ayu up onto a rocky shore, breaking it in two. 337,000 gallons of oil were released, most of which was driven onto the shoreline of Makushin and Skan Bays.

    2005

    Aug.-Sept., New Orleans, Louisiana
    : The Coast Guard estimated that more than 7 million gallons of oil were spilled during Hurricane Katrina from various sources, including pipelines, storage tanks and industrial plants.

    2006

    June 19, Calcasieu River, Louisiana
    : An estimated 71,000 barrels of waste oil were released from a tank at the CITGO Refinery on the Calcasieu River during a violent rain storm.

    July 15, Beirut, Lebanon: The Israeli navy bombs the Jieh coast power station, and between three million and ten million gallons of oil leaks into the sea, affecting nearly 100 miles of coastline. A coastal blockade, a result of the war, greatly hampers outside clean-up efforts.

    August 11th, Guimaras island, The Philippines: A tanker carrying 530,000 gallons of oil sinks off the coast of the Philippines, putting the country’s fishing and tourism industries at great risk. The ship sinks in deep water, making it virtually unrecoverable, and it continues to emit oil into the ocean as other nations are called in to assist in the massive clean-up effort.

    2007

    December 7, South Korea
    : Oil spill causes environmental disaster, destroying beaches, coating birds and oysters with oil, and driving away tourists with its stench. The Hebei Spirit collides with a steel wire connecting a tug boat and barge five miles off South Korea’s west coast, spilling 2.8 million gallons of crude oil. Seven thousand people are trying to clean up 12 miles of oil-coated coast.

    2008

    July 25, New Orleans, Louisiana
    : A 61-foot barge, carrying 419,000 gallons of heavy fuel, collides with a 600-foot tanker ship in the Mississippi River near New Orleans. Hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel leak from the barge, causing a halt to all river traffic while cleanup efforts commence to limit the environmental fallout on local wildlife.

    2009

    March 11, Queensland, Australia
    : During Cyclone Hamish, unsecured cargo aboard the container ship MV Pacific Adventurer came loose on deck and caused the release of 52,000 gallons of heavy fuel and 620 tons of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer, into the Coral Sea. About 60 km of the Sunshine Coast was covered in oil, prompting the closure of half the area’s beaches.

    2010

    Jan. 23, Port Arthur, Texas
    : The oil tanker Eagle Otome and a barge collide in the Sabine-Neches Waterway, causing the release of about 462,000 gallons of crude oil. Environmental damage was minimal as about 46,000 gallons were recovered and 175,000 gallons were dispersed or evaporated, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

    April 24, Gulf of Mexico: The Deepwater Horizon, a semi-submersible drilling rig, sank on April 22, after an April 20th explosion on the vessel. Eleven people died in the blast. When the rig sank, the riser-the 5,000-foot-long pipe that connects the wellhead to the rig-became detached and began leaking oil. In addition, U.S. Coast Guard investigators discovered a leak in the wellhead itself. As much as 5,000 barrels (200,000 gallons) of oil per day were leaking into the water, threatening wildlife along the Louisiana Coast. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared it a “spill of national significance.” As many as 1,000 people and dozens of ships and aircraft were enlisted to help in the cleanup. BP (British Petroleum), which leased the Deepwater Horizon, is responsible for the cleanup, but the U.S. Navy supplied the company with resources to help contain the slick. If the slick reaches the coastline, it could dwarf the Exxon Valdez in terms of environmental damage.

  10. it was to be expected!

    WASHINGTON – BP PLC told Congress Tuesday its massive Gulf oil spill was caused by the failure of a key safety device made by another company.

    In turn, that company said BP was in charge, and that a third company that poured concrete to plug the exploratory well didn’t do it right. The third company, which was plugging the well in anticipation of future production, says it was only following BP’s plan.

    The blame game shot into the open Tuesday as the Senate began a hearing into the oil spill that has been contaminating water in the Gulf of Mexico for three weeks and threatens sensitive marshes and marine life from Louisiana to Florida. . . . .

    That, while Troops, inmates try to protect coast as executives face Congress.

    PORT FOURCHON, La./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Troops using helicopters and bulldozers, helped by prison inmates, rushed to shore up Louisiana’s coast against a huge oil slick on Tuesday as oil company executives traded blame in Washington over what could be the worst spill in U.S. history.

    While the executives pointed fingers during a congressional hearing over who was responsible for the April 20 offshore drilling rig explosion that ruptured an oil well still spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico, military and civil authorities focused on trying to limit environmental damage on the coast. . . .

  11. Tell Obama to say No to More Offshore Drilling

    and, Senator Durbin is asking us to e-mail the BP CEO, demanding that BP bear the responsibility for this catastrophe . . . .


  12. http://www.facebook.com/pages/

    Webcotting has begun

Comments have been disabled.