Tell BP to Clean Up its Oil Spill Mess

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Target: British Petroleum CEO Bob Dudley

Goal: Persuade the head of British Petroleum to increase research into methods to repair and rebuild the ecosystem that was and is devastated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

In April of 2010, a devastating fire tore through the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The disaster took the lives of 11 workers on the rig, and over the course of 87 days dumped 210 million gallons of crude oil into the rich and vibrant waters of the Gulf. We all watched as hundreds of volunteers came in from all over the country to rescue oil soaked wildlife and try their best to remove the unrefined crude oil from the waters and beaches.  BP, the company responsible for the spill, let us think that they had succeeded and that the Gulf of Mexico was returning to normal. They couldn’t have been more wrong.

Now, four years later, the Gulf still has not fully recovered. Oyster beds lie empty, dolphins and manatees are dying at a much higher rate than normal (with a sixfold increase in the infant mortality rate for dolphins), and large fish such as tuna are developing a variety of heart and organ mutations that can be – and often are – fatal. Scientists are often finding ‘dead zones’ where oxygen in the water is depleted and no life can be sustained.  This is all the result of the Deepwater Horizon spill and it is time for BP to take full responsibility for their mistakes.

So much damage has already been done.  We must find ways to aid in the rebuilding of this already devastated ecosystem, before the harm done by this tragedy is irreparable. BP has already paid for the damage that they have inflicted on the humans living on the Gulf Coast.  It’s time they do the same for the millions of animals that make of the complex ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear British Petroleum CEO Bob Dudley,

The fight for the Gulf of Mexico is still not over.  Four years after the tragic destruction of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the waters that were contaminated by the leaking crude oil are showing no sign of recovery.  If anything, the ecosystem is getting worse. Populations of mammals are dropping due to high infant mortality rates; fish are suffocating in areas where oxygen has been completely depleted by either the oil or the millions of gallons of Corexit that were dumped into the Gulf after the spill.

This needs to change, and as it was our fault, it falls to humanity to make that change

I ask that you take a stand in this case, by creating an R&D department dedicated to the repair and rebuilding of ecosystems like the Gulf of Mexico that were devastated by man-made tragedies like Deepwater Horizon. There may be no way to prevent accidents like this from happening, but we can control our responses once they have occurred.  This is the only planet we have and we need to take care of it.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Governor Bobby Jindal’s office

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6 Comments

  1. Christina Anderson says:

    BP sucks. But so do all oil companies. They are all about greed and don’t give a damn about the environment. But what goes around comes around and they will ultimately get theirs.

    • DON HUGHES says:

      absolutley, all the evil doers past, present, and future will pay hopefully the ultimate price with their souls on that fateful day.

  2. didi magnin says:

    BPs CEOS SUCK – DON’T HEY HAVE FAMILIES, KIDS?

  3. DEFORMED MONSTERS SHOULD BE LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS. THEY DISTURB FEELINGS IN A NONHUMANE WAY!

    THESE KILLING- AND DESTROYING-HABITS ARE TO STOP – UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED BRAINHAVING SOCIETIES.

    People need to vote unacting authorities acting irresponsibly to futuregenerations and living creatures out of occupations once and for all!

    ENDLESS GREED FROM ECONOMY & HELPING AUTHORITHIES HAS TO STOP ALL KINDS OF DESTRUCTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT & LIVING CREATURES BY APPLY STRONGEST JUSTICE TO THE RESPONSIBLES.

    DEMAND ALL INITIATORS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLY TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTURE GENERATIONS!

    “It is horrifying that we have to fight our own governments to save the environment.”
    - Ansel Adams, photographer.

    • DON HUGHES says:

      Vitupruent or abusers of the life are commissioned by the devil to kill and destroy what god has created. They are the rich, the poor, and your neighbor.

      • Christina Anderson says:

        I agree. That is one of the reasons I’m a vegetarian. It’s a matter of choosing not to make animals be killed so i can stuff my face. Evil is rampant in this world. When Jesus comes back he will set the entire creation free! Awesome!

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