Deepwater Horizon Tag
Yup, the same BP that basically murdered the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Wouldn’t the stronger message here to corporations be that if you monumentally screw up and cause catastrophic damage to the environment there’s a stiff penalty to pay?
BP today said its profits rose to $7.12 billion, up from $6.08 billion a year earlier. Wonderful! BP also reported its total revenue for the first quarter rose more than 18 percent to $88.31 billion — that’s up from a mere $74.42 billion.
It’s been one year since the Deepwater Horizon exploded, spilling 205 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The economic impact is difficult to determine, but through photos and videos it becomes clear the devastating impact will last a long time.
Of the nearly 300 dolphins that have washed ashore since the BP oil spill, 15 of them had oil on their bodies. Scientists on Thursday confirmed that eight of those 15 have been linked directly to the calamitous BP oil spill.