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Estrella Benavides

Slugline(BP
, 2010

Gulf Oil S
pill poor coverage of the media in combination with “law
representatives”

T
o diminish the facts of the potential crime repeat
ed as described

without

criminal charges against BP CEOs among others.
)

Macondo

Rig, April, 2010

Mon
day, November
21
, 11

(650) 921
-
2084
ESTREBENAVID@MY.SMCCD.EDU






BP, 2010 Gulf Oil Spill poor
coverage of the media in
combination with “law
representatives”

To diminish the facts of t
he potential
crime repeated as described without
criminal charges against BP CEOs
among others.








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The BP

Macondo

oil r
ig
ble
w out

50 miles off Louisiana’s coast

and claim
ed the lives of
11 workers. D
isaster

with a good number of poor media

coverag
e

was

supported and entertained
by gov
ernment representatives who minimized the catastrophic l
ong term issues

that

occurred on
April 20, 2010 as described by many other organizations and individuals
; they are citizens’ of

this country who
care for the
deterioration of the e
cosystem of the MX
gulf coast region has been
suffering since 2
010. Some of the chemicals

can hang around for decades, degrading the
environment

and BP oil CEOs

are not taking seriously to law

representatives in Congress
because they

are allowing so for the best interest of themselves (corporations)
.



Many of law representatives

do not care at all
,

for
all
the people in this country

equally
.
It is the people
who

are allowing, Obama or the ones seating in Congress as in many other

places
to represent them.

Far from it government representatives are allowing big corporations to put
profits ahead of workers safety, ahead of

many of the Acts protecting the air, the birds,
the
endangered species, the mammal
and the

ecosystem for the sa
ke of all

of them
, who are working
together some of the media, government representatives and corporations
. They are not alone
.
Many are the media representatives who are diminishing together with the law repre
sent
ati
ves
the BP oil disaster. They

are

wo
rking together for the best interest of a few people.




BP oil spill in 2010 is a big deal,

a big disaster. A

catastrophe that damaged the
Mexican
Gulf Coast jobs and the ecosystem not just in the area as described by many, however,

newspapers

who are working for the best interest of corporations are diminishing the facts
, not
investigating as BP

CEOs and law representatives are not tel
ling the full story and
are getting the
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benefit of the disaster

not carrying for the

millions of Americans

who

are suffering poverty and
destruction of their jobs, dreams and goals.
(Thesis Statement underline)



Although, m
any are the honest, ethical and professional organizations, newspapers or
individuals like Edward Markey, D
-
Mass., who
is

concerned about the
impact of this
unprecedented catastrophic ecosystem breakdown. Nevertheless, many of the m
edia,
newspapers, television
and especially the ones that are the main so called records are working
together with the negligent BP

CEOs
-
heads of this disaster and n
o less,

good number of

the law
representatives of the United States, President Barrack Obama who many times diminished the
impact and the horrible disaster.
No doubt, it isn’t the ineptitude, but the

complete alignment
with money over common sense a
nd cit
izenry.

“Republicans have put the CEOs from the
companies responsible for the worst offshore oil spill in our history int
o a witness protection
program
,
-

Markey said.


(Tilove


01 Nov. 2011)


“Marty Cramer a Californian who worked on the Exxon Valdez
spill, 22
-
years
-
ago.”
“Cramer had been surveying in Louisiana for almost three weeks. By then, heavily oiled
marshes had become the staple subject of television crews and photographers. Their
images, typically in tight focus, showed suffocating swirls o
f shimmery crude and sickly
pelicans. The scenes were riveting and heartbreaking, but they fundamentally
misrepresented the situation.” “In just half a year, the response expended nearly sixty
millions man
-
hours, roughly nine times what it took to build
the Empire State Building.”
“Looking at the carcass, Cramer said, “[“They get oil on their feathers, can’t maintain
their insulation, and die of hypothermia. This is considered evidence now.”

“But oil
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spills are saturated in blame and political confusio
n

and opportunity. There is a sense
that they are not accidents but accidents waiting to happen, and thus acts of greed.” “The
Coast Guard and BP, following the National Contigency Plan and I. C. S., came together
in a swiftly expanding structure known a
s the Unified Command. Joining with BP was
politically volatile. The company had a reputation for aggressive drilling and poor safety
,
and had been responsible for some of the greatest oil
-
industry disasters in recent history.
In 2005, an explosion at t
he company’s Texas City Refinery killed fifteen people and
injured a hundred and seventy; BP pleaded guilty to criminal charges. The following
year . . . In recent cost
-
cutting, its emergency
-
response division had been reduced from
thirty
-
two people to ei
ght, with only one employee, David Fritz, dedicated to oil
-
spill
response full time. [“I didn’t have programs, ]” Fritz told me. [“The program was
me.”]”(Khatchadourian, New Yorker 14 March 2011)



“BP also has exercised considerable control over ho
w much is known about the amount
of oil gushing into the gulf.” “Early on, the government estimated that 210,000 gallons
was being released daily. That estimate was based on satellite observations of the water’s
surface.” “The first look at the oil com
ing out of the pipe on the sea floor was a video
clip that BP released last week in response to demands from reporters and others. It
caused a stir because some experts who analyzed it estimated that the amount of oil
pouring into the gulf was many times
the government’s
official estimate.” “Meanwhile,
an analysis of satellite imagery by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine
and Atmospheric Science, reported Tuesday that the spill has grown to more than 7,500
square miles, or about the siz
e of New Jersey.”(Taylor and Schoof |McClatchy
Newspapers 18 May 2010)


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“For nearly three months, oil gushed uncontrollably into the Gulf of Mexico. By the time
the well was capped in July 2010, The government estimates that 4.9 million barrels of
oil

mo
re than 200 million gallons


had spewed from the well, coating migratory birds,
destroying pristine marshes, sullying beaches, and inflicting incalculable damage to the
ecosystem of the Gulf.


(Uhlmann 1414)
. . .

“Whatever the fate of the visible oil,
ho
wever, we may not know the extent of the environmental harm for years, since never
before has so much oil spilled from an offshore well.” “Nonetheless, the sheer volume of
the Gulf oil spill (twenty times greater than the Valdez spill, see Laura, Moss, The

13
Largest Oil Spills in History, MOTHER NATURE NETWORK (Jul. 16, 2010, 12 PM)
,”
(Uhlmann 1415).




The Republicans blocked the subpoenas as “BP, Transocean, Halliburton, Cameron
CEOs all decline to testify before House Na
tural Resources Committee.”
They
would be more
frank if they w
ould say: Forget the spill, Do you think that anyone

cares about the 11 men dead
or the

11 families destroyed among thousands others struggling economically because their
natural resources,
their fountain of jobs are gone. BP Oil is
expanding and put
ting behind the
little incident, they almost double their profits despite the facts.


All four CEOs have confirmed
they were not going to testify about the most serious off
-
shore oil spill in the

nation’s

history and
what it is that the

law representatives, the Republicans did: blocked the subpoenas.
(Tilove
-
01
Nov. 2011).



The Mexico Gulf Coast was devastated not only by nature again suffered as BP CEOs
neglected the economic angle and their

profits ahead of the economical sources of hundreds,
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thousands if not millions of people. Again and again not only some of the media, but CEOs and
law representatives played around with the facts to diminish the potential crime committed.
“Adding insult

to injury, at least in the eyes of Gulf coast residents who work on offshore
drilling
platforms, the spill has raised questions about the efficacy of future drilling on the Gulf, which
are likely to persist even though the government has lifted its morato
rium on the issuance of new
deepwater drilling permits. New regulations have been imposed, and increased liability limits
may follow in the wake of the Gulf spill, which could slow the pace of future drilling and limit
the number of companies involved
-

an
d, in the process, shed drilling jobs.” (Uhlmann 1416)



“The charges are also likely to include manslaughter in violation of 18 U. S. C. & 1112 or
under seldom
-
used law known as the Seaman’s Manslaughter Statue to address the worker
deaths.”
(Uhlmann 1417
) “If there is evidence that corporate officials lied to the government
about conditions at the well or about the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf, the Justice
Department could also charge false statements and obstruction of justice.
”. . . “The struggl
es of
communities along the Gulf coast when so many Americans were reeling from a recession made
BP a target of public anger and resentment, which only increased with reports about the billions
of dollars that BP earns every year from its drilling activiti
es, and when BP’s then
-
Chief
Executive Officer Tony Hayward said [“I’d like my life back”] in the weeks after the spill”
(Uhlmann 1418
). He did want his life back, but what about the 11 humans’ life gone forever
leaving their families yelling no less.

Wh
at about the many others, 15 killed back in 2005 and
quite a number
injured

175 at the company’s Texas City Refinery. Just between 2005 and 2010
many other accidents were done without impunity and as a reward they are expanding
worldwide. Until when
someone will do something about

these crimes; do

not just get the pay?


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“However, a 12% decline in production in 2010 has resulted in a 3.6% slide in 2011
third
-
quarter clean
-
replacement
-
cost profit to $5.33 billion compared with the same
period last
year . . . (Future Plans) The oil spill, the biggest in U. S. history, resulted in
the halting of production for BP’s five Gulf of Mexico rigs. But to BP, that is now a thing
of the past, and the company is moving ahead with gusto. In the past 12 months,
BP has
acquired 67 new exploration licenses in 11 countries and is all set to enter emerging
markets like Brazil and India. Production is expected to increase with BP winning
regulatory approval for its first drilling plans in the Mexican Gulf since the s
pill.”
(
Abantika
-

4 Nov. 2011)

“Criminal prosecution will deter future spills more than civil
penalties alone and will ensure restitution to victims of the Gulf Oil spill, which may be
limited in civil cases because of the liability cap set by the Oil Po
llution Act.” (Uhlmann
1419)


“[“The only success Mr. Feinberg has had is in coercing desperate victims of the spill to
have to accept whatever was offered,]” Hood said in a written statement Tuesday. (Aug.
23)
“[
. . . only a little over 23 percent of Mis
sissippi interim claimants have been paid.
On average, businesses have been paid $5,421 in interim claim payments, and individuals
$5,297. It looks like he did a good job for BP, not for Mississippians
.”]” “[“Florida
received the most GCCF compensation
because it is the most populous state in the Gulf
and we received the most claims from Florida,]” Feinberg said in a written statement.”
(HOLBROOK 24 Aug 2011 A5)


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Do they care? Are they playing their
role? Because the
economic basis

of this country,

it
is not a justification. Corporations will always try to get the highest profit as the people will
always try to pay the less for more, but government representatives are in between and they
should be preserv
ing the jobs, the health of the

ecosystem and th
ey should condemn crimes like
this one as they done to any criminal who kill just one not 11 human beings.

Instead BP had
been rewarded
-
they are expanding worldwide and they were the ones investigating and reporting
to the ones never made sure BP

were prepared for the disaster as they said. “Federal regulators
are expected to seize on dozens of recommendations for stiffening drilling standards, including
additional barriers at some offshore wells and more safeguards in blowout preventers that are

designed as a last defense against surging oil and gas.” (
Dlouhy and Clanton 15 Sept. 2011 A9)
This is not a joke, what this country needs is someone who knows how to cut heads and
kickbacks out of the United States; the Americans government, because th
e Americans lady will
show you the way to do so believing and standing for your rights and freedoms and as for years
praise
,

with democracy.


“[“It is not ours to publish,” said Dean Wingo, OSHA’s assistant regional administrator
who oversees Louisiana,
“We are working with (BP) and encouraging them to post the data so
that it is publicly available.”]”. . . THIS WAS NOT A MILITARY WAR DATA. You did not
do

your job in the first place. You just let the potential criminals to hide their

crime

and
p
erhaps

they can also collect your pay check and no one will mind if they spend it.
“Toby
Odone, a BP spokesman, said the company is sharing the data with [“legitimate interest parties,]”
which include government agencies and the private companies assisting in t
he cleanup. When
asked whether the information can be released publicly, he responded “[Why would one do it?
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Any parties with a legitimate interest can have access to it.”]”

THE FIRST AND ONLY
PARTY

WITH LEGITIMATE RIGHT TO BE INFORMED IS THE PEOPLE OF T
HIS
COUNTRY

and the people are standing and not yelling just reminding you, what you should
know

and what you are expected to do
. (Taylor and Schoof |McClatchy Newspapers 18 May
2010)


“Joseph T. Hughes Jr., the director of the worker education training pr
ogram for the
National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences
, said he didn’t think [“anyone has
seen much of that data at all.”] “[The hard part about it is that in a normal response, when
the government is doing this, there might be more transparency

on the data,” Hughes
said],
” [

In this case, when you have BP making the decisions and collecting the data it’s
harder to have that transparency.”]” . . . “Unlike the response to other past national
disasters such as Hurricane Katrina where the governmen
t was in charge, BP has been
designated as the “[“responsible part”]” under federal law and is overseeing much of the
response to the spill. The government is acting more as an adviser.” . . . “So far, the
government has been slow to press BP to release i
ts data and permit others to evaluate the
extent of the crisis.” (
Taylor and Schoof | McClatchy Newspapers 18 May 2010)
.



“BP was warned of gas danger, contractor says” and down below “Daun

Winslow
testified that there was confusion among workers in the drill shack . . . , a procedure
typically done before a well is plugged . .
. the

drill team and tool pushers were
discussing the pressure test to a ranking Transocean person on the rig, late
r gave him a
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“{thumbs up,}” indicating it had been resolve. Transocean owns the rig that exploded
April 20.”

(
msnbc.com staff and news service reports 24 Aug. 2010)
. “It would seem
paradoxical that we have no technology to quickly plug a deepwater oil sp
ill.” (Balaguer
-
Americas, Sep/Oct 2010).


And as many
honest, profes
sionals workers
, National

Geographic who care for this
country, and established clearly that “In the Gulf of Mexico, the U. S. Congress
encouraged companies to go deep as early as 1995, Th
at year it passed a law forgiving
royalties on deepwater oil fields leased between 1996 and 2000 and the Gulf of Mexico
now (in 2010) accounts for 30 percent of U. S. production.


(Bourne 43
-
44).

“The way
PB drilled the Macondo well surprised Magne Ognedal
, director general of the Petroleum
Safety Authority Norway (PSA).” (Bourne 46) “[“The decisions [BP] made when they
had indications that the well was not stable, the decision to have one long pipe, the
decision to have only six centralizers instead of 21
to create the best possible cement job
-
some of these things were very surprising to us her
e
,” says Ognedal].” (Bourne 47)



We just need to read in between the lines of the articles in the newspapers. Obama is not
performing as the
people chose him to
do

as well as

many

members of Congress, members of the
House of Representatives and down the line all the way to many of the representatives on every
single city in this country. Government representatives, our politicians should talk in the
citizen’s behal
f, setting high standards for the people, setting the parameters of justice for the
people in equal balance for the whole country. Legal or law representatives and many of the
media are failing in their roles in this country. The middle class is standin
g and complaining
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due to the abuse of authority and the negligence of BP CEOs in this case, but no less many or our
government representatives or other corporations and money heads who under covered are
playing roles
for themselves as using this country go
vernment as they are paid by the people and
are

not performing

as they should. For these people best interest
are not implementing safety
p
rotocols as written and are
government representatives are
allowing the
paste

of emergency
response

to have safety rules nicely decorating their files.



“Pushed and stirred by winds, it advances towards the coasts of Louisiana and other
states, threatening biodiversity, ecosystems, and the quality of life for thousands of North
Americans. In May, US P
resident Barack Obama underscored the gravity of the situation
saying: “This is what I wake up to in the morning and this is what I go to bed at night thinking
about: the spill.” (B
alaguer
-
Americas, Sep/Oct 2010); “
Lo
uisiana governor Bobby Jindal
reminds u
s that the oil spill has affected human beings as well as wetlands, fisheries, and natural
resources
. “[
“It is threatening our way our life,”]” he said. As the tide washes in more oil,
lobster and oyster nurseries have been forced to close. Hotel, touri
sm, and fishing industries
have all been hard hit. The vulnerable coastlands of Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida have also
been contaminated. Marshes, islands, wildlife refuges, and coral reefs are all being exposed to
the poisonous effects of the spill
.”
“Louisiana’s coastal wetlands and islands are paying the
price. Marine species are covered with tar, and the sheen of oil floating on the surface of the
water is a sobering and saddening sight. Life itself has been stained by oil. Pelicans are dying
;
and fish, dolphins, and turtles lie in the depths of the oily sea.”
“Marine species are expiring and
natural landscapes are deteriorating.
The way

of life of coastal communities is being altered.”

(
Balaguer
-
Americas, Sep/Oct 2010)

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“The Minerals Manage
ment Service (MMS), the federal

agency that regulated offshore

drilling, had claimed that the chances of a blowout were less than one percent, and that
even if one did happen, it wouldn’t release much oil. Big spills had become a rarity, said
Ploen.
“Until this one.” (Bourne 42)

The good citizens of this country, the ones working
hard having their hearts struggling and their minds not knowing what to do or say for you
to see that just BP had MANY ACCIDENTS SINCE 2005; BP HAD KILLED NOT
ONLY 11 PEOPLE
. “Massive skimming and dispersant activity notwithstanding,
ecosystems will be affected by this disaster long after the toxic substances are no longer
visible on the surface. Underwater plumes of oil are creating dead
-
zones even now, and
it is expected
that the impact on marine life will be long
-
term.” (Balaguer
-

Americas

Sept/Oct 2010).



“It didn’t help that the government seemed determined to help move us along.
Just three weeks after the wellhead was capped, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) came out with its notorious [“oil budget,”] which prompted
White House
energy czar Carol Browner to erroneously claim that “[“the vast majority of
the oil is gone.”] The White House corrected the error (the fate of much of that oil is
simply unknown),” . . . “More recently, in mid
-
December, Unified Area Command, the
joint go
vernment
-
BP body formed to oversee the spill response, came out with“A BP
email later released by Congress mentioned that the drillers were having “well

control”
problems. Another email, from a consultant
, stated, “We have flipped desi
g
n

BP
, 2010

Gulf Oi
l S
pill poor coverage of the media in combination with “law representatives” To
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diminish the facts of the potential crime repeated as described without criminal charges
against BP CEOs among others.
)

p
arameters

around to the point that I got nervous.” A
w
eek before the explosion, a BP drilling engineer wrote, “This has been [a] nightmare
well.” And according to MMS documents, and the delay was costing BP more than half a
million dollars a day. BP had chosen to drill the fastest possible way
-
using a well d
esign
known as a “long string” because it places strings of casing pipe between the oil reservoir
and the wellhead. The lockdown sleeve had not been installed when the Macondo well
blew out.” (Bourne 45)




“A fat report that seemed expressly designed to
close t
he book on the disaster.
Mike
Utsler
, BP’s Unified Area Commander, summed up its findings like this: “[“The beaches are
safe, the water is safe, and the seafood is safe.]” Never mind that just four days earlier, more than
8,000 pounds of tar balls
were collected on Florida’s beaches
-

and tha
t

was an average day.”

(Klein
-
31 Jan 2011)

Shocked . . . people are shocked and are standing up everywhere in this
country and in this World. They are sick and tired of the ineptitude or the crime that “law
re
presentatives are committing.” Everywhere, just put attention to the “news well worded
television,” or read careful the key words written, the lies to cover the crime done by BP oil a
year ago. Despite the claims and facts posted on safety, protocols or

standards capacity to solve
and handle any emergency or catastrophic as the one they were not able to take care as written
because they were not going by the rules.




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Bad,
but How Bad
?” Followed by the subtitle . . . “
no one can dispute it
.
But
just
how bad?


Beginning the article with “Some experts
have been quick to predict . . . painting
grim pictur
e
s of 1,000 miles of irreplaceable wetlands and beaches at risk, fisheries damaged for
seasons, fragile species wiped out and a region and an indu
stry economically crippled for years.

The second paragraph again diminishing the magnitude of the worse oil accident in America

and
they wrote: “Is not unprecedented, nor is it yet among the worst oil accidents in
history.

(Brodder and Zeller Jr.


3 May
2010). They just did not do the homework as National
Geographic investigates and reported back in 2010. Since 2000 many had warned publicly about
the lack of pace and enforcement of safety protocol for the sake of all citizens. {*}

“As technology was t
aking drillers deeper, however, the methods for preventing blowouts
and cleaning up spills did not keep pace. Since 2000s, reports from industry and
academia warned of the increasing risk of deepwater blowouts, the fallibility of blow
-
out
preventers, and
the difficulty of stopping a deepwater spill after it started
-

a special
concern given that deepwater wells, because they’re under such high pressure, can spout
as much as 100,000 barrels a day.” (Bourne 44) But the MMS routinely downplayed such
concerns.

“Though blowouts were relatively rare, the MMS report did find a significant
increase in the number associated with cementing . . . In retrospect, that note of caution
was ominous.” (Bourne 45) {*}
The information was there since at least year 2000.


The

New York Times, considers itself the record of records as many of the citizens

share with them it, but this poor media role representation has lack of it. “The ultimate impact”
and many are saying and telling them as they did in their Failure in the Gul
f reader’s comments.
They forgot to write in honesty God truth, the truth as they wrote “of this little spill in the
Mexican Gulf could be affected by many variables, and certainly it is nothing. this is the first
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inning of a nine
-
inning game” and followe
d by comparing crimes done in the past and which
were not condemn as well due to their fragile, ignorant, but intentionally, but diminishing ideas
targeting the concerns of the people. (Broder and Zeller Jr.


3 May 2010)


They did recall the 1979 Mexico B
ay, the 1989 Exxon Valdez or the 1991 Kuwait as they
wrote this little spill without writing it of course it is only pouring an estimated 210,000 gallons
of oil compared to one of this others which spilled 140 million gallons and killed tens of
thousands o
f seabirds, . . . with 250 eagles and 22 killer whales. You see they very nicely said
“killer whales” of course w
ho cares, they are just killers, but just the White House made a
correction of their “HUGE mistakes.”


Do not wonder why we are failing when the record of records, The New York Times it is
the first one minimizing the W O R S T S P I L L E V E R IN A M E R I C A as they wrote,

the beaches and coral reefs of the Florida Keys could be hit, but on Monday,

the wind was
pushing the slick in the opposite direction and the weather was cooperating to avoid the worst.
The Louisiana State University professor Edward B. Overton, expert on oil spills described again
the Exxon Valdes, with a gunky, smelly black tid
e looming over the horizon waiting to wash
ashore. Overton said, “This will not happen unless . . .


and of course people wish to read the
comments made back in 1989 catastrophe because on this “The sky is not falling,” said a marine
biologist Quenton R.
Dokken, the executive director of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation


that this
people interview.

For him this wasn’t the end of the Gulf of Mexico,


perhaps was one of a life
time opportunity for people without scrupulous to grow economically as they made th
is
ridiculous comments or as they were seeing the scene through the pictures, but were laughing
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instead of crying seeing the loss of tons of food that used to represent the resources of millions of
people in the Gulf coast region.
(Broder and Zeller Jr. 3

May 2010).


BP
, 2010

Gulf Oil S
pill poor coverage of the media in combination with “law
representatives” To diminish the facts of the potential crime repeated as described without
criminal charges against BP CEOs among others.
)

Many are the supportive ou
tlined information
posted out of the hard searches and worked done by citizens who care for this country. America
is being defended by her children who are standing all over the United States of America. Just
read because the words were written by many a
nd it is not worth to repeat them.

They were
lying, but they were the ones in charge of the catastrophic disaster ever on Earth and in this
country history. “As of July 20, the main relief well was less than 5 ft. from its target: the
original well’s 7
-
i
n.
-
diameter steel casing, more than 3 miles below the surface of the water.
“[“We’re absolutely perfectly positions,” said BP senior vice president Kent Wells, who is
leading the effort.”, But are they referring to the ones were supposed to be there or ar
e they
referring to new ones installed because of the catastrophe? (Walsh 2 Aug. 2010).



But the worse part of all is as written by Businessweek.com news

to demonstrate the
highlighting

“Louisiana Won’t Face Penalties, Dismissal of BP
Spill Claims
. Judge

Sally
Shushan threatens to fine the state as much as $ 2,500 a day, she might increase the fines and
might dismiss all of Louisiana’s environmental and economic damage claims from the spill if the
state missed further deadlines.” Can you believe it? How

many thousands of families, how
business wer
e affected? , but what

is

this
? Can you believe it? They are not filling any claims
on time and of course the poor honor is trying to do her job dismissing and fining as BP CEOs
are laughing not writing checks
. No trails left if they carry just cash, you know what I am
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saying? Because the people it is just standing everywhere not knowing why they are s
o dumb,
stupid (Are you? Or are they, trying to hide?

And making you to look stupid?

BP
, 2010

Gulf Oil
S
pill
poor coverage of the media in combination with “law representatives” To diminish the
facts of the potential crime repeated as described without criminal charges against BP CEOs
among others.
)
As

written in many media,

people are standing, occupying, but

n
ot knowing why
they are occupying the many places all o
ver in this country protesting | Wall Street.

(Brubaker
and Cronin 4 Nov. 2011).



Although, oil domin
ates revenues from the Gulf,

the employment giant in Louisiana’s
coast

is

tourism. Louisiana, regi
onal leader in commercial fishing before the spill, normally

was
the

harvester

a third of the United States shrimp and oyster
s
.
The Deepwater Horizon spill has

become the largest s
pill into the ocean in history. Many, media representatives and law
repres
entatives who tried to minimize the worst spill in America History, t
he only one that
sur
passes it, was the intentionally

spill

done

in 1991 in Kuwait Gulf.
” (Unknown source, I
believe I wrote it, but I am not sure

as many come and go forcing the lab top t
o jump everywhere
as I am trying to write
.) “NWF’s Coastal Louisiana Restoration Program and its partners sent a
letter to President Obama urging . . . [“immediate recovery need”] . . . “Released three months
later, the Mabus

Plan recommended that Congress pass a law to ensure that a [“significant
amount”] of the penalties that will be owed by BP and other parties under the Clean Water Act
be used for coastal restoration. (Under current law, all this money would go to the fed
eral
treasury.)”
“[

For years we’ve known that billions of dollars are what’s needed to create a
sustainable coast,”]”

says Reed, [“but the likelihood of getting that out of the federal treasury has
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been marginal to say the least.” . . .]” (Denise Reed, a

University of New Orleans
geomorphologist). (Tangley


National Wildlife, Apr/May 2011)



The
peopl
e are just complaining, not knowing why they are protesting at Wall Street in
New York. They are just tired of paying highest prices per gallon of gasoline

which affects not
only the cost of it, but absolutely e
verything as
written “
Is BP Resurfacing From the Spill?


Can
you believe it?

A net profit of $ 4.90 billion for the third quarter of 2011 compared to $ 1.79
billion for the same period last year. H
owever 12 percent decline in production for BP’s five
Gulf of Mexico rigs, but they are not alone many others like Exxon also did have a 41 percent
increase with a decline in production
.”

as our law representatives are overseeing their crimes.

For BP, th
e oil spill, the biggest in U. S. history, resulted in the halting of production and is now
just a thing of the past. BP had not being charge for the dead of the 11 poor workers who die in
the worse ever oil spill in U. S. A.


instead they were allowed
to acquired 67 new exploration
licenses in 11 countries and not to say that despite the facts that the CEO did n
ot answered no
questions for “LAW

REPRESENTATIVES
,” as they were critical needed. “LAW
REPRESENTATIVES

are not the voice of the people they are

as described just the
representatives of the people. THE VOICE IS THE MEDIA and many of them are failing their
role as working together with corporations and criminals in power.

NO HUMAN IS PERFECT
AND WE SHOULD KEEP THE POWER IN BALANCE. Checking on o
ne another for the sake
of the people and for the sake of this country and this World after all it is just one.
(
Abantika 4
Nov. 2011).

Louisianan’s citizens, they are robbing you and you were the most affected one.

P
ublicly thanking all those that allowed people to publicize their searches and discoveries
sincerely trying to acknowledge their efforts. (This is a first time user of MLA style trying to
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learn not to plagiarize no one’s hard work “as coach” by my Profess
or Nancy Kaplan
-
Biegel at
Skyline College).