Greenpeace Will Investigate Oil Spill

(9AM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)

MIAMI – Environmental watchdog Greenpeace on Wednesday announced the launch of a three-month expedition on which researchers will analyze the impact of the massive BP oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.

A Greenpeace ship sets sail Thursday from Saint Petersburg, Florida, and will tour the southern tip of Florida and its Keys before heading northward to the area of the failed oil well.

“From the very start, the full scope of the Gulf oil disaster has been obscured by BP and even our own government,” said John Hocevar, Greenpeace USA Oceans Campaign Director.

“The largest accidental oil spill in history and the unprecedented use of chemical dispersants will impact Gulf marine life for years to come, and independent research is critical to ensure that BP is not allowed to hide what they have done or walk away from their responsibilities,” he argued.

The ship MY Arctic Sunrise will “host independent scientists who will be researching the impacts of oil and chemical dispersants on Gulf ecosystems and marine life,” Hocevar said.

Scientists will look at the ecosystem as a whole from plankton on the surface to coral reefs and other life as well as the gulf floor.

BP is setting up a 20 billion-dollar fund to compensate those hurt by the disaster, in which 4.1 million barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico before BP last week fully capped the ruptured underground well.


This will be worth keeping a sharp eye on over the next 6 months. I’ve seen the Greenpeace toxics/ research teams at work–they know what they’re doing, and put a real effort into finding out the truth of a situation.  


  1. I have a great deal of faith in Greenpeace — they have been about the world over trying to stop whale killing, all kinds of things.

    I remember, when I was quite young, a Greenpeace worker would come to my door and explain their mission — I was so impressed — did I lend support, you bet, to the extent that I was able.

    Let us hope that Greenpeace, Oceana, Bio-Diversity, Project Gulf and a number of other worthwhile organizations will get to the “bottom” of this tragic, disgusting, vile assault to “mother nature” and provide us with the REAL truth.

  2. Another one that shouldn’t be forgotten is:

    (click on logo for Action Page)

    This is Jean-Michael Cousteau’s (son of Jacques-Yves Cousteau) organization.

    The whole Cousteau family is involved with protecting the oceans and waters, and each of them have their web-sites, as well.  (See Oceana website for “family”)

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