We’re quickly approaching the two-year anniversary of the tragic BP oil spill: An environmental disaster that left the normally sparkling beaches of the Gulf Coast drowning in a slick of toxic oil.
As thousands of gallons of crude oil seeped into the Gulf from the decimated Macondo well, poisoning the water and seafood that lived in those shallow waters, BP decided that the best course of action would be to crop dust the entire area with a dispersant called Corexit (despite the EPA’s direct order not to do so).
All of BP’s actions, both during and after the spill, were nothing more than a weak attempt to make their mess go away as soon as possible. They didn’t care that the dispersants only made the oil harder to see (rather than actually degrading it) or the fact that the combination of oil and dispersants would create a massive health risk for the hundreds of families who’s businesses were destroyed by the spill.
Since the media has stopped paying attention to the after-effects of the oil spill, BP has launched a nauseating public relations campaign that claims the Gulf Coast is as good as new, and perfectly safe for tourists.
In the video below, you can watch multiple Gulf Coast families talk about how the spill has affected the health of their children, friends and family members. Once you’ve watched it, tell us how eager you are to book that Gulf Coast vacation.
Image Credit: Citizen Effect