Whistleblower says that BP Spending Millions to Cover up Spill Instead of Clean it Up (UPDATED)

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Something we have all suspected as being true is now being admitted publicly by a whistle-blower.

“In a shocking interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on June 29th, Allegiance Capitol Corporation V.P. Fred McCallister said that BP is deliberately sinking oil with the toxic chemical disbursant Corexit, to hide the size of the oil spill. By sinking the oil before it can be collected, BP won’t have to pay fines on it.

McCallister said, “Everybody in Europe, where the standard practice is to raise the oil and collect it, is scratching their heads, and quite honestly laughing at what’s happening in the Gulf.” He added, “Everyone is looking at us and wondering why we’re allowing this to happen.”


As usual, the corporation reveals itself to be a completely sociopathic entity. BP is spending millions on a dispersant that is known to be toxic and is actually making the problem worse instead of using it to clean up the mess it has created or to reimburse the families affected by this crisis.

What’s more, there are allegations making the rounds that Corexit has been suspected in crop damage that has been reported in the region.

“A mysterious “disease” has caused widespread damage to plants from weeds to farmed organic and conventionally grown crops. There is very strong suspicion that ocean winds have blown Corexit aerosol plumes or droplets and that dispersants have caused the unexplained widespread damage or “disease”.


Kindra Arneson, a citizen from Louisiana, was invited to sit in BP’s base of operations as some kind of citizen advisor. She talks about how BP has openly refererd to their cleanup efforts as “ponies and balloons” and their fixation on “cutting costs”.

I was invited the following week to go behind “enemy lines.” They gave me, of all people, security clearance to go into the base of operations meetings in Venice, Louisiana eight days in. Open door invitation to sit like a fly on the wall. Can you believe it? It’s really going on. They also gave me security clearance to go up to the Homer Incident Command Post which is over the entire region of Louisiana. I’ve been in Coast Guard planes all the way out to the site itself. Helicopters. Boat rides. I have been everywhere that anybody could ever want to go to get an inside look at what’s really going on. …

about a week and half in, I learned what “ponies and balloons” meant. “Ponies and balloons” means that every time an official is headed anywhere near here, they get a heads up.. All assets are deployed into the hardest hit areas. The official comes in, flies over, “good job, fellas” (waves), pats ’em on the back. When that official disappears out of the hardest hit area, so does 75%-80% of the response.


We can no longer tolerate a model that allows the exploitation of our most important natural resources by sociopathic private actors who place profit above any pretense of respecting our planet or our people.

EDIT Unbelievable, BP continues to expand it’s coverup efforts. Clearly, the old corporate philosophy of cost-cutting and “externalization” is coming into play here.

“British Petroleum is trucking in sand to cover up the oil. Let me repeat that – instead of cleaning up the oil they are just bringing in sand from other beaches and covering it up. In the photos and the video you can see the layering of Grand Isle, LA sand, oil and then a sand of a different type. Photo-journalists have four independent confirmations by local Sheriff’s in Grand Isle, Louisiana.”



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  1. This spill isn’t just a public relations issue to be managed. Imagine how the money they spent on trying to hide the spill could have helped families affected or maybe they could have hired more skimmers to clean up the mess. BP’s behavior is absolutely beyond shameful.

  2. The site you list for Kindra Arneson shows that the video has been removed.

    In fact, Kindra’s YouTube videos are disappearing altogether from the web — gee, can you imagine?

    I did, however, find this site in Support of Kindra that has two of her videos (does she have more?).

    Support Kindra Arneson!  

  3. …at Kos.  at least it’s still on my hotlist.  

    Catch it while you can…

    right here .

  4. Excellent essay.

    Thank you.

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