BP is really doing the big con.

They give as little info as possible to the government and the public. From ProPublica:

BP hasn’t yet been able to stop the flow of oil, but it’s been more successful at controlling the information coming out about the Gulf disaster.
McClatchy reported on Tuesday that BP has been withholding the results of [1] “tests on the extent of workers’ exposure to evaporating oil or from the burning crude over the Gulf.” The data is important to determining whether current conditions are safe for workers in the Gulf, researchers told McClatchy. BP said it’s sharing the data with “legitimate interested parties,” but would not release it publicly:

“Why would one do it? Any parties with a legitimate interest can have access to it,” BP spokesman Toby Odone told McClatchy [2].

That’s not the only instance in which the company has restricted the media’s access to information. CBS News reported that one of its news teams was filming on an oil-tarred public beach when Coast Guard officials and BP contractors came by and threatened them with arrest [3]. The incident was caught on tape.

What a crock eh? Check out the rest of ProPublica’s writeup here. It’s bound to piss you the fuck off.

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Posted on May 23, 2010, in BP, Gulf Coast. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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