So, yesterday, a friend of mine suggested that BP should stand for Barren Planet rather than British Petroleum.
And today The New York Times reported that despite all the evidence that BP’s favorite dispersant (yes, Corexit) is more poisonous and less effective than others on the market, and despite the fact that the EPA order the company to find an alternative by, um, yesterday, the company was still dumping the same old, same old chemical compounds into the Gulf of Mexico.
Despite the fact that there are 11 other approved dispersants on the EPA list.
Talk about warning flags. At least I see two flying pretty freely. And the first one says: BP has no respect for our regulators. And the second says, BP has no respect whatsoever for the beleaguered sea creatures now swimming in an poorly understood but undeniably poisonous industrial cocktail.
I am so fed up with these guys. But the cocktail analogy leads me to a rather interesting idea. Let’s have a mixologist create a drink in BP’s honor, a nice brew of salt water, oil, and dispersant comparable to what’s spreading through the Gulf. And then, since the company officials seem so unconcerned about the hazards, let them toast their accomplishments with their own special mixture.
And in case they’re hungry, it’ll go great with a few Gulf coast oysters and shrimp. Promise.