Friday, May 14, 2010

BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Disaster Ticker Added

Scroll down the right column to check the second-by-second size of the oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico from the BP/Deepwater Horizon/Halliburton oil rig explosion, based on best estimates, from the most conservative (toss 'em) to the worst case predictions (closer to the truth). Experts now estimate the oil spill is at least 10 times worst than initial corporate and Coast Guard figures, or roughly the Exxon Valdez spill every five days. When President Obama compelled BP to release underwater video of the actual spill, experts were able to add to satellite imagery and other calculations to get a much more accurate picture of the volume being released -- tragically, it is pushing the worst case predictions.

This is a corporate crime of staggering proportions, beginning with the criminal negligence which resulted in the loss of eleven lives, and it must not go unpunished. To the ultimate extent of the law yet to be written. Senate and House Big Oil prostitutes, Lisa Murkowski, David Vitter, Mary Landrieu, Dan Burton -- to name a few -- step aside and stay out of the people's way. This is a crisis, a human tragedy, and an ecological catastrophe. Senator Murkowski, in particular, coming to the defense of corporate criminals as you have, is itself a criminal action.

Here is the video BP didn't want us to see:

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