Sunday, May 2, 2010

We urge every reader of the Jersey City Desk to boycott BP gasoline because of BP's inept response to their oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Look, if British Petroleum (BP) can make billions and billions in profit from the open waters of the United States of America and then have no plan in place should one of their oil rigs kill 11 workers and then unleash an oil slick bigger than the Exxon Valdez all while doing next to nothing to even stop it, it's time to stop going to BP for your gas or 44 oz soda.

Let's let some of the experts tell you how bad things in the Gulf of Mexico are (and spreading fast):

*Venice charter boat captain Bob Kenney lamented that there was no boom in the water to corral the oil, and said BP was "pretty much over their head in the deep water." "If they weren't, they would have cut the oil off by now," he said. "It's like a slow version of Katrina," he added. "My kids will be talking about the effect of this when they're my age."

* The oil slick over the water's surface appeared to triple in size over the past two days, which could indicate an increase in the rate that oil is spewing from the well, according to one analysis of images collected from satellites and reviewed by the University of Miami. While it's hard to judge the volume of oil by satellite because of depth, images do indicate growth, experts said.

* "The spill and the spreading is getting so much faster and expanding much quicker than they estimated," said Hans Graber, head of the university's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing. "Clearly, in the last couple of days, there was a big change in the size.

* The well is at the end of one branch of the Gulf Stream, the warm-water current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Atlantic. Several experts said that if the oil enters the stream, it would flow around the southern tip of Florida and up the eastern seaboard. "It will be on the East Coast of Florida in almost no time," Graber said. "I don't think we can prevent that. It's more of a question of when rather than if."

So there you have it BP, we're done with you and you can take your "We're such a green company here in America" meme and stick it up your oily ass.


Jim McKee said...

I strongly agree with this notion. It's the American way: We vote with our wallets. I don't know how much good it will do, but certainly worth a shot.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the Feds will step in and SLAP BP with the hugest fine ever in the history of oil refining to teach them and other oil companies a lesson that they can't just destroy the environment and not have any accountablility.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Right on peeps, there are responsibilities that go with your opportunity here in the USA.