I realize there isn't any GOOD news about the oil spill, but among the countless bits of BAD news on it, here are a few big ones:
- Toxic Dispersant Maker Hires Top Lobbyists: Nalco, the maker of the toxic dispersant Corexit that BP is using, has a plan to deal with the toxicity of its product and all of the marine life poisoned in the Gulf ... lobbying! Surely, that will fix the problem. Or, at least, cover it up and get Nalco off the hook.
- EPA Covers Up Toxicity of the Oil Spill: Oh yeah, it's totally safe for all of the cleanup workers says BP... and the EPA. Why is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency covering up for BP, the biggest environmental criminal of the entire millennium? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is saying it's safe, too.
- Meanwhile, BP is Burning Endangered Sea Turtles Alive. The Kemp's Ridley's Sea Turtles were painstakingly brought back from the brink of extinction in a beautiful story that was well-documented in the book Eco Barons by Edward Humes. More info here and take action here.
Anyone else sick of living in a country with a government that is so clearly for, by, and of the corporations?