Fishermen Find Miles of Supposed Missing Oil From BP Spill

October 24, 2010

(ChattahBox News) – Turning a blind eye or hoping it magically disappeared isn’t gonna make this problem go away.  Louisiana boating captains in the Gulf of Mexico have spotted massive oil slicks almost 400 feet wide and at least one mile long, still remaining after this summer’s BP oil spill. Boat captains working the BP clean-up, stated that they “have been reporting large areas of surface oil in the on the Mississippi River delta for more than a week,” said there was little to no response yet on the part of BP, but Coast Guard officials Friday said a boat had been dispatched to investigate the sightings.  The captains did not want to be named for fear of losing their clean-up jobs with BP, according to Bob Marshall, of The Times-Picayune. Wildlife officials are nervous that the oil will not be removed quickly enough to beat the fall bird migration and the prime fishing season could be reclosed if the oil is confirmed. The oil-affected waters are also part of the main shipping channel and highlight concerns from skeptics who said the clean up reports were vague and overreaching.

William Reilly, co-chairman of a presidential panel probing the BP spill oil spill caused by the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, said in recent testimony that he believes it was a result of government corruption, rather than simply being an accident.
“The regulatory and inspection process has been subject to political and industry pressure. The industry has successfully sought congressional intervention to prevent implementation of mms rule making,” concluded Reilly.

As long as lawmakers and the oil industry are in bed together, safety issues will not be properly addressed and more oil spills could happen in the future in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Reilly.

President Barack Obama’s moratorium on deep-water drilling is set to expire 30 November.



2 Responses to “Fishermen Find Miles of Supposed Missing Oil From BP Spill”

  1. Ana Pinkertone on October 24th, 2010 9:06 am

    Breaking News!!! BP has decided to use the BPCares websites to continue its online PR campaign.
    This decision was unanimously agreed upon in conjunction with the BPAMA at their recently concluded meeting. The BPAMA marketers were assured of a deeper partnership by CEO Bob Dudley during a one-on-one with the marketers. Mr. Dudley pointed out to the members that they will not be abandoned; rather… they will receive the full support from BP’s marketing machine.
    BP will use a bevy of various BPCares websites to target specific markets in the US and around the world. The domains that BP will use are as follows:
    BP will collaborate with the BPAMA with regards to the execution of specific websites. The websites will be up soon and some of the websites will target the Southern States that suffered heavily from the oil spill.

  2. bppressoffice on October 26th, 2010 5:53 pm

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