Monday, June 07, 2010
BP is So Far "Beyond Petroleum" That It Is Sickening
ABC's George Stephanopolous recently pointed out (as shown on the following segment of "The Daily Show"), that in the past three years, while Exxon committed one "egregious, willful safety violation", BP committed 760.
With the Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion, BP is now known for having perpetrated the greatest oil spill in the history of the world.
Not only that, but BP's refinery fire in 2006 was the worst industrial accident in the United States in several years.
But it gets worse. Earlier that same year, British Petroleum was responsible for the worst oil pipeline spill in history.
It seems, suspiciously, as though BP is so intent on crafting its image as a "green" energy company, that it scarcely pays attention to its safety responsibilities. I certainly hope that its worship at the altar of climate change doesn't garner it any special favors when it comes to the environmental devastation that it has caused.
BP's safety record is atrocious. If the costs for the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico were to put BP out of business, that would probably be a net benefit for our environment.