Thursday, July 1, 2010
Testimony before a U.S. Senate investigative panel this week is expected to confirm what many of us have suspected about BP all along; they don’t care one iota about the environment, the dying animals, and the destruction of an American way of life in the region courtesy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
In a shocking interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on June 29th, Allegiance Capitol Corporation V.P. Fred McCallister said that BP is deliberately sinking oil with the toxic chemical dispersant Corexit, to hide the size of the oil spill. By sinking the oil before it can be collected, BP won’t have to pay fines on it.
“Everybody in Europe, where the standard practice is to raise the oil and collect it, is scratching their heads, and quite honestly laughing at what’s happening in the Gulf. Everyone is looking at us and wondering why we’re allowing this to happen.”
McCallister is set to appear before a Senate investigative panel on Thursday and testify that BP’s only interest regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is protecting its own financial interests. His statements explained why BP has been refusing offers of help from additional foreign skimmers.
BP’s fear is that independent skimmers would be able to count the number of gallons collected, and thus provide the U.S. government with data to assess spill rate financial penalties against BP, according to McCallister.
McCallister goes on:
“BP is in control of this situation and they are doing what’s in the best interests of BP and their shareholders.”
As I’ve said all along; BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill is more than an ordinary environmental disaster. It’s a crime scene and the Federal government under President Obama must treat it as a crime scene.