Like rumours of Mark Twain’s death, the claims of the disappearance of BP’s oil spill have been greatly exagerated.
we hear that five million barrels of oil were released from the Macondo well. We know that [ 362] miles were oiled in four states, 400 species of animals threatened from this, 400 controlled burns that killed hundreds of sea turtles and untold numbers of dolphins and sea mammals. We’re told that it’s over, that the story is gone, as is the oil. And what I can tell you in reflecting over six months is that the oil is not gone. The people are still there, and they’re getting sicker and sicker.
This story is only over in the world of US mainstream media and the eyes of the Obama administration, the real impacts will be severe and ongoing for decades.