Most of you have probably forgotten about the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 oil workers. If you haven’t forgotten about it, you likely think that it’s a thing of the past. The oil was cleaned up. People were paid for their hardship. The ecosystem has recovered. Wipe off your hands, pat yourself on the back, get back to business.
Yeah, not so much.
Would it surprise you to know that BP executives lied to Congress about how much oil was spilled from the disaster? Would it surprise you to know that BP plead guilty to lying to Congress? Would it surprise you to learn that BP was warned that the dispersants used to hide the oil spill from the public was known to cause serious health issues in humans and BP ignored and hid those warnings? Would it surprise you to learn that hundreds, if not thousands, of humans who helped in the clean up now suffer major health complications likely caused by the use of the dispersants?
Would it surprise you to learn that no one has gone to jail for these crimes? Me either.