Gulf Accountability

The Problem

U.S. government-enforced news blackout and quarantine of events in the Gulf related to the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and gusher have created an atmosphere of mistrust and suspicion. In addition to the cover-up of the extent of the catastrophe and the suppression of information concerning the public health issues that are now surfacing, there is a growing body of evidence that demands investigation and legal proceedings by which those responsible for any and all of these crimes are held responsible. This evidence includes:


1. Government/BP malfeasance and collusion, fraudulent claims, and disinformation regarding continuing spill, cover-up, and health issues

Scientist disagree on size of spill: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/tussle-over-gulf-oil-tally-drags-on/

Oil plume is not breaking down fast: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/20/science/earth/20plume.html?emc=eta1

Frustrated scientists presented evidence that millions of Gulf area residents were poisoned: http://www.salem-news.com/articles/august222010/walking-dead-ta.php

Feds receive pushback from scientific community over orchestrated ‘disappearing oil’ act: http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/msnbc-feds-receive-tremendous-pushback-from-scientific-community-over-orchestrated-disappearing-oil-act-video

Flu-like symptoms growing among Gulf residents: http://worldvisionportal.org/wvpforum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=940

Gulf Oil Spill Solutions Now! website: http://oilspillsolutionsnow.org/

What BP and the US government don’t want you to know: http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2010/08/07/crime-century-bp-government-dont-2824/

US government and BP complicity in cover-up: http://phoenixrisingfromthegulf.wordpress.com/2010/08/14/diagrams-of-the-deepwater-horizon-blowout/

The smoking gun in the Gulf oil disaster cover-up: http://www.republicmagazine.com/webinar/dr-bill-deagle-md-the-smoking-gun-proof-of-a-gulf-oil-disaster-coverup.html (see audio file)

Mercenaries hired by BP applied Corexit at night and in an uncontrolled manner: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/chemist-mercenaries-hired-bp-are-now-applying-toxic-dispersant-night-and-uncontrolled-manner

Methane expert says sea water flammable: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBBzYranATY

Matt Simmons interview on wellhead location and flow disinformation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1t2JhGu12Y

Who Killed The Gulf?: http://www.rense.com/general91/who.htm

Biologists refute BP/US government claims: http://www.rense.com/general91/am.htm

Environmental & health impacts of the Gulf disaster: http://www.rense.com/general91/evv.htm

Censored Gulf eyewitness testimonies of coughing up blood and other horror stories: http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/censored-gulf-eyewitness-testimonies-of-coughing-up-blood-and-other-horror-stories

Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors deliver Toxic Survival Kits: http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/censored-gulf-news-where-angels-fear-to-tread-barefoot-doctors-serve

Blood tests on Gulf residents show ethylbenzene, other hydrocarbons: http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=118044

Thousands of people along the Gulf Coast suffer ‘BP Crud’: http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=118283

Local TV station reports on water samples: http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/article/news-5-investigates-testing-the-water/906545/Jul-18-2010_7-40-pm/

BP covers up plant spill: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/30/us/30bprefinery.html

More on BP’s cover-up and propaganda campaign: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20543

BP oil spill stalls Gulf Loop Current: http://www.yowusa.com/earth/2010/earth-0810-05a/1.shtml

RFK, Jr. on the gusher and cover-up: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19083

Dead fish in Biloxi, Mississippi: http://www.earthboppin.net/talkshop/disasters/messages/3361.html

The Gulf as a “kill zone”: http://theintelhub.com/2010/08/04/corporate-news-fails-us-humans-guinea-pigs/

Tracking the toxicity across the Gulf region: http://intotheashes.imva.info/featured-content/oh-no-it-just-can%E2%80%99t-be-%E2%80%93-gulf-disaster

No legitimate public health and medical response in the Gulf: http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/censored-gulf-news-poison-survival-update-day-86-respirators-stock-up-on-essentials

Scientists call on Obama to stop chem-spray: http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/censored-gulf-news-scientists-call-on-obama-to-stop-chem-spray

BP sued over dispersant used on spill: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7931891/BP-oil-spill-law-suit-looms-over-spill-dispersant.html

Dr. Steven Picou, Exxon Valdez oil spill expert and sociologist at the University of South Alabama, forecasts fracture for Gulf Coast communities: http://www.alexandracousteau.org/current-expedition-blue-planet-2010/gulf-states-tennessee-river-valley/expedition-voices-dr-steven-p

Obama, BP violate U.N. Declaration of Human Rights Article 23: http://www.rense.com/general91/ek.htm

Sen. Orin Hatch defends government oversight of offshore drilling: http://moneyteachers.org/Oil.Volcano.htm

Pelosi blocks oil spill investigation: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=38284

Evacuees flee for health and safety: http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/censored-gulf-news-gulf-coasters-trail-of-tears-evacuees-flee-for-health-and-safety

Building sand castles on Florida’s beaches is illegal, feds tell oil-hunting reporter: http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=118877

University group raises concerns about BP oil spill contaminants in livestock feed: http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=118860

Questions regarding reasons behind unusual fish kills: http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/biological-oceanographer-great-concern-over-the-many-recent-unusual-fish-kills-that-have-covered-the-entire-water-column

BP paying fishermen, scientists and colleges to keep quiet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsAT-qeZ_0w&feature=player_embedded

Government declared safe areas full of toxic oil and dispersants: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXmZmdpj2nI&feature=related

Humanitarian aid delays for American victims of the US military Gulf oil and chemical dispersant attacks: http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/censored-gulf-news-dying-without-aid-seen-on-tv-ignored-cries-for-help-america

CDC survey of Gulf residents finds 50% of households experiencing respiratory issues; Feds suggest focus on mental health: http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/cdc-survey-gulf-residents-finds-50-households-experiencing-respiratory-issues-30-days-feds-suggest-focus-mental-health

Researchers find 40-fold increase in carcinogenic compounds in Gulf: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/30/researchers-find-heighten_n_745834.html

Questions regarding Department of Justice protecting BP: http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=119446

Recent tests refute BP and U.S. government claims regarding the safety of the water and the food chain: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Lab-Evidence-Refutes-BP-s-by-Dahr-Jamail-101004-959.html

Special commission critical of government’s low estimates on oil flow: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/science/earth/07spill.html?hp

Corexit still appears to be in use: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Corexit-Use-Still-Appears-by-Jerry-Cope-and-Cha-101008-608.html

Gulf coast residents issue a call to arms: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rocky-kistner/gulf-coast-residents-call-to-arms_b_764730.html?ref=email_share

U.S. Navy declares war on marine life: http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/?q=us-navy

Tests of rainwater continue to show aluminum, magnesium, chloride, copper, and nickel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Sq2R04XzA

Report on current Gulf dead zone: http://video.godlikeproductions.com/video/AP_Nothing_alive_above_35_feet_–_Gets_worse_closer_to_shore

BP use of microbes with synthetic DNA to break down massive lakes of undersea oil is the likely cause of internal bleeding in Gulf coast residents: http://worldvisionportal.org/wvpforum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=1031

Shrimping in oil: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/27/gulf-of-mexico-shrimping-oil-spill-residual_n_775035.html

Denied claims against BP rise sharply: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/01/denied-bp-oil-spill-claims-rise-sharply_n_777301.html

Tests on seafood belie NOAA’s claims: http://www.opednews.com/articles/URGENT-The-Video-NOAA-and-by-Press-Release-101106-508.html

Gulf oil becomes part of food chain: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/08/gulf-oil-has-entered-the-_n_780560.html

Illness Plagues Gulf Residents in BP’s Aftermath: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Illness-Plagues-Gulf-Resid-by-Dahr-Jamail-101115-520.html

BP adds insult to injury as the devastation continues: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rocky-kistner/bp-oil-disaster-victims-v_b_783635.html

In an act of hubris that boggles the mind, BP intends to challenge the spillage numbers to reduce its liability: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/04/science/earth/04bp.html?hpw

Doctor’s practice shut down before toxicity report on swans released: http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/gulf-swan-doctor-disappearance

One doctor continues to test humans for toxicity and refutes U.S. government and BP claims: http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/gulf-hero-doctor-testing-patients-poisoning-worsening-cancer

BP offers bonuses to those who forgo lawsuits: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/13/us/13fund.html?hpw

U.S. government sues BP for unlimited damages: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/12/15/business/AP-US-Gulf-Oil-Spill-Justice.html?_r=1&hp

Oil spill evidence tainted by suspects: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/24/chemical-safety-board-kee_n_801104.html

New Report: The Gulf Is Dying: http://www.opednews.com/articles/America-s-Gulf-New-Report-by-Stephen-Lendman-101230-685.html

Spill continues to foul waters: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/07/gulf-oil-spill-still-foul_n_805983.html

Illnesses Linked to BP Oil Disaster: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Illnesses-Linked-to-BP-Oil-by-Dahr-Jamail-110109-392.html

Gulf Oil Spill Blood Tests Reveal Alarming Levels Of Toxic Chemicals In Residents: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/22/gulf-oil-spill-blood_n_812398.html

Sick Gulf Residents Beg Officials for Help: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=54132

NASA Data Strengthens Reports of Toxic Rain on the Gulf Coast From BP Spill: http://www.opednews.com/articles/NASA-Data-Strengthens-Repo-by-Jerry-Cope-110307-727.html

Oil Spill Reported Near Deepwater Drilling Site in Gulf: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rocky-kistner/oil-spill-reported-near-d_b_838019.html

BP Increases Pay For Claims Czar Ken Feinberg’s Law Firm To $1.25 Million Per Month: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/25/bp-ken-feinberg-claims-salary-pay_n_840871.html

Oil On Dead Dolphins In Gulf Linked To BP Spill, Scientists Say: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/08/dead-dolphins-gulf-oil-spill-bp_n_846524.html

Some Workers Lost In Claims Process: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/15/gulf-oil-spill-some-workers-lost_n_849538.html

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Report Mysterious Illnesses Year After Disaster: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/18/gulf-oil-spill-health-cleanup-workers_n_850486.html

BP Partner Agrees to $1.1 Billion Settlement Related to Gulf Spill: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/21/business/global/21bp.html?hpw

Gulf Oil Spill Reported Near Venice, Louisiana; Coast Guard Investigating: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/08/gulf-oil-spill-june-2011-venice-louisiana_n_873432.html

Court Rules US Taxpayer Not BP Or Transocean Liable For Gulf Oil Spill Clean Up Costs: http://theintelhub.com/2011/06/19/unbelievable-court-rules-us-taxpayers-not-bp-or-transocean-are-liable-for-gulf-oil-spill-clean-up-costs/

BP Says Most Gulf Oil Spill Victims Should Not Get Any More Payouts: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/08/bp-gulf-oil-spill-victims-payouts_n_893476.html?ref=email_share

September 1, 2011 — New Massive oil slick forms near Deepwater Horizon site: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Here-we-go-again-Massive-by-Press-Release-110901-149.html

September 14, 2011 — Chevron confirms Gulf of Mexico oil leak: http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=137959

December 16, 2011 — BP and partners continue to diffuse blame for blowout: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/business/global/bp-to-get-250-million-in-gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-settlement.html?_r=1&hp

December 29, 2011 — Prosecutors Reportedly Preparing Criminal Charges Against BP: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/29/bp-oil-spill-_n_1174542.html

February 26, 2012 — Start of Trial on Gulf Oil Spill Is Delayed Amid Talk of a Settlement — Sellout imminent: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/us/gulf-oil-spill-trial-delayed-until-next-week.html?emc=eta1

March 26, 2012 — Gulf Dolphins Exposed to Oil Are Seriously Ill: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/gulf-dolphins-exposed-to-oil-are-seriously-ill-agency-says/?emc=eta1

April 20, 2012 — 2 years later, fish sick near BP oil spill site: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GULF_OIL_SPILL_SICK_FISH?SITE=COBOU&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

April 20, 2012 — Investigation: Two Years After the BP Spill, A Hidden Health Crisis Festers: http://www.thenation.com/article/167461/investigation-two-years-after-bp-spill-hidden-health-crisis-festers?rel=emailNation

April 24, 2012 — BP’s toxic sludge inundation coming home to roost: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Trickle-down-Gulf-Wreck-on-by-Robert-S-Becker-120424-604.html

September 4, 2012 — U.S. Department Of Justice Accuses BP Of ‘Gross Negligence And Willful Misconduct’: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/04/gulf-oil-spill-2010-bp-gross-negligence_n_1856209.html

September 10, 2012 — Oil found on the Louisiana shoreline after Hurricane Isaac linked to BP spill: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/us/louisiana-oil-linked-to-bp.html?emc=eta1

October 30, 2012 — New video contradicts BP claims about ongoing spill: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/10/new-video-contradicts-bp-clais-about-oil-spill.html

November 15, 2012 — BP Will Plead Guilty and Pay Over $4 Billion: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/business/global/16iht-bp16.html?emc=eta1

March 11, 2013 — Voices From the Gulf: “We Are Being Poisoned” http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/03/11/voices-from-the-gulf-we-are-being-poisoned-pt-3/

July 12, 2013 — BP tries to weasel out of paying for cleanup: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/business/energy-environment/bp-appealing-settlement-on-gulf-disaster-payments.html

July 24, 2013 — Louisiana Agency to Sue Energy Companies for Wetland Damage http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/25/us/louisiana-agency-to-sue-energy-companies-for-wetland-damage.html

March 13, 2014 — U.S. Agrees to Allow BP Back Into Gulf Waters to Seek Oil http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/14/business/energy-environment/epa-to-lift-suspension-of-oil-leases-for-bp.html

April 9, 2014 — Wildlife in Gulf of Mexico still suffering four years after BP oil spill: report http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/09/wildlife-gulf-of-mexico-bp-oil-spill

April 16, 2014 — Four Years After BP: Hunting for Oil Spills in Louisiana http://truth-out.org/news/item/23126-four-years-after-bp-hunting-for-oil-spills-in-louisiana

April 21, 2014 — BP: Four Years On, No Restoration in Sight http://truth-out.org/news/item/23147-bp-four-years-on-no-restoration-in-sight

April 21, 2014–Insect Population Dwindling in Louisiana Marshlands Four Years After BP Blowout www.truth-out.org/news/item/23182-insect-population-dwindling-in-louisiana-marshlands-four-years-after-bp-blowout

April 27, 2014–How a Gulf Settlement That BP Once Hailed Became Its Target www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/us/how-a-gulf-settlement-that-bp-once-hailed-became-its-target.html

September 18, 2014–Halliburton to Pay $1.1B for Destroying Deepwater Horizon Evidence http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/25658-halliburton-to-pay-11b-for-destroying-deepwater-horizon-evidence

October 28, 2014–BP’s Gulf Oil Disaster Left An Oil “Ring” The Size of Rhode Island http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/28/1339637/-BP-s-Gulf-Oil-Disaster-Left-An-Oil-Ring-The-Size-of-Rhode-Island

February 5, 2015–10 million ‘missing’ gallons of crude oil from BP’s 2010 oil spill has been found http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/05/1362564/-10-million-missing-gallons-of-crude-oil-from-BP-s-2010-oil-spill-has-been-found

February 20, 2015–5 years after the spill: The environmental impact http://www.msnbc.com/the-ed-show/watch/5-years-later–devastating-environmental-impact-400590403512

February 23, 2015–BP loses legal bid–still on the hook for $13.7 billion http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/23/1366316/-BP-loses-legal-bid-still-on-the-hook-for-13-7-billion

March 12, 2015–10 Reasons Why BP Got Off and Offshore Oil Drilling Just Got More Dangerous

April 19,2015–Chelsea Manning and the Deepwater Horizon Killings http://www.opednews.com/articles/Chelsea-Manning-and-the-De-by-Greg-Palast-Chelsea-Formerly-Bradley-Manning_Chelsea-Manning_Chelsea-Manning_Environment-150419-645.html

April 20, 2015–Gulf Victims Suing BP Disaster’s Compensation Czar http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30305-gulf-victims-suing-bp-disaster-s-compensation-czar

April 20, 2015–Gulf Fishermen Still Struggling Five Years After the BP Spill http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30319-gulf-fishermen-still-struggling-five-years-after-the-bp-spill

April 21, 2015–Five Years After the BP Oil Disaster: A Barrier Island for Nesting Birds Devoid of Life http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30322-five-years-after-the-bp-oil-disaster-a-barrier-island-for-nesting-birds-devoid-of-life

July 2, 2015–BP to Pay $18.7 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/03/us/bp-to-pay-gulf-coast-states-18-7-billion-for-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill.html

July 3, 2015–BP ‘Got Off Cheaply’ with $18.7 Billion Settlement http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/bp-got-off-cheaply-with-18-7-billion-settlement-20150703

January 11, 2016–Researchers Study ‘Hidden’ Pollutants in Gulf of Mexico from BP Oil Spill http://gulfresearchinitiative.org/researchers-study-hidden-pollutants-in-gulf-of-mexico-from-bp-oil-spill/

February 4, 2016–Judge Rules out Mentions of Deaths at BP Supervisor’s Trial http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/judge-rules-mentions-deaths-bp-supervisors-trial-36713130

April 7, 2016–DOJ Blows It with BP: Taxpayers Will Pay for Deepwater Horizon Cleanup http://trofire.com/2016/04/07/doj-blows-bp-taxpayers-will-pay-deepwater-horizon-cleanup-ring-fire/

January 27, 2017: The Mysterious Deaths of Nine Gulf Oil Spill Whistleblowers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zGGtoXhvmo


2. Short sales of BP stocks and other indications of premeditated destruction

Goldman Sachs sold $250 million of BP stock before spill: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/06/month-oil-spill-goldman-sachs-sold-250-million-bp-stock/

Goldman Sachs mega sell off of its shares in BP energy conglomerate just days before the blowout: http://www.suite101.com/content/gulf-oil-spill-to-drag-goldman-sachs-into-trading-scandal-a246855

Goldman Sachs placed shorts on TransOcean stock days before the explosions: http://pesn.com/2010/05/05/9501645_No_joke–Goldman_Sachs_shorted_TransOcean/

Goldman Sachs sold 44% of its BP stock three weeks before disaster: http://www.dailypaul.com/node/136466

Media ignores Goldman Sachs’ ties to Corexit dispersant: http://www.picassodreams.com/picasso_dreams/2010/05/media-ignores-goldman-sachs-ties-to-corexit-dispersant.html

BP And Goldman Sachs Sued For Oil Fraudhttp://blogs.forbes.com/energysource/2010/05/18/bp-goldman-sued-oil-fraud/

Report slams administration for underestimating Gulf spill: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/science/earth/07spill.html


3. Death of Matt Simmons, industry insider/whistleblower and questions regarding capping of the well

It may be coincidence that Simmons was found dead two days after posting proof on YouTube that BP’s capping and clean up measures are suspect. At the same time it is indisputable that h is videos on well location issues have been removed from YouTube; however there is one re-posting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjrxvx72B3o

Here is an audio interview with Simmons that covers a variety of subjects: http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/Broadcast/Entries/2010/7/17_Matt_Simmons_files/Matt%20Simmons%207%3A17%3A2010.mp3

Simmons suggested that the only way to cap the actual leak was to detonate a bomb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ige7u4nGywg

Simmons also suggested that the original evacuation plans for the Gulf region have been abandoned because of the scope, leaving millions of persons in danger from the poisons in the water and air. Explanations regarding why they will NOT evacuate toxic regions:
http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2010/07/03/rethinking-mass-evacuation-of-gulf-coast/

Previously reported gulf evacuations planned:
http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/category-5-alert-katrina-trained-fema-planning-forced-evacuations/

The videos that Simmons posted concerning the purposefully misleading identification of the well leaks have been removed from YouTube, but here is some related evidence:http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/breaking-gulf-news-land-surveyor-proves-simmons-right-tv-well-sham

Which well did they really kill, and is it really dead?: http://phoenixrisingfromthegulf.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/bp-bottom-kills-the-well-from-hell-but-which-well-did-they-really-kill/


4. Media blackout/no fly zone over gulf

Mother Jones magazine on the BP cover-up: http://motherjones.com/environment/2010/09/bp-ocean-cover-up

BP censoring media and destroying evidence: http://www.rense.com/general91/bpce.htm

The BP blackout: http://bpoilnews.com/oil-spill-pictures/oil-spill-pictures-bp-coverup-first-amendment/


5. Inadequacy of response from emergency fund:

Fisherman says service from Feinberg in short supply: http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_16042861

New guidelines could rule out many oil claims: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/21/gulf-oil-spill-new-guidel_n_690125.html

Red tape vexes Gulf residents seeking BP payments: http://www2.starexponent.com/news/2010/jun/10/red_tape_vexes_gulf_residents_seeking_bp_payments-ar-324316/

Government continues to act as a shill for BP, with slow payouts and waiver of rights:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703673604575549970587948384.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories


Proposed Solutions

  1. Immediately sue EPA, demanding that they publish real and accurate levels of benzene, hydrogen sulfide, methane, and other harmful chemicals in all Gulf states air and water quality reports.
  2. Demand the release of the ingredients in Corexit and demand that BP discontinue its use and join class action suits against BP for use of Corexit
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7931891/BP-oil-spill-law-suit-looms-over-spill-dispersant.html
  3. Demand investigation into death of Matt Simmons and the issues he raised concerning the cover-up of the actual blowout site, the extent of the disaster, and the evacuation plans.
  4. Join groups, such as the Environmental Defense Fund, working to expose the ongoing disinformation and cover up.
  5. Call for investigations of BP and branches of the government for fraud, conflict of interest, crimes against humanity and environmental destruction.
  6. Call for an immediate and permanent termination of all BP oil and gas exploration, drilling and extraction within these United States of America (to include all US territories).
  7. Call for an immediate seizure of all BP corporate assets worldwide to be set aside in a humanitarian trust fund to ensure the payment of all present and future legal claims, as well as court-awarded judgments.
  8. Call for an immediate arrest and prosecution of all BP officers and directors who participated in these crimes through acts of commission or omission.
  9. Call for an immediate arrest and prosecution of all US Government employees from those departments/agencies that were tasked with the direct oversight of BP’s US Operations.
  10. Call for a permanent moratorium on all oil and gas drilling within US territorial waters, as well as an authentic and comprehensive review of all current oil and gas activities within the same jurisdiction.
  11. Call for a serious audit and remediation of all abandoned wells within US territorial waters. A Presidentially-appointed and Congressionally-mandated US Commission to study the risks associated with the current 4000 oil and gas platforms currently in operation in the Hurricane Alley region of the Northern Gulf Coast of Mexico.
  12. Support organizations that are working to restore the ecology of the Gulf, including:
    a.  http://www.seaturtles.org/
    b.  http://www.restorethegulf.com/