Profit, pollution and deception


The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 is considered to be the biggest environmental disaster in US history, but how much responsibility did the company take for the disaster?

This Al Jazeera report explains what BP was trying to do to stem the flow of oil…

The events of the Deepwater Horizon disaster have now been made into a movie starring Mark Wahlberg

Follow the main events of the BP oil spill on this timeline published in Time magazine

Was the punishment for this disaster harsh enough? Who was really responsible? Are these companies only interested in profit?

Finally, more recent reports put the fine BP will have to pay at $18.7 billion, which is the largest environmental fine in US history. However, the latest figure could be over $60 billion, according to The Guardian.

Find out in this CNN report what the Gulf of Mexico was like five years later…

This National Geographic report shows what the environmental damage has been years later…

Greenpeace argues that BP’s record continues to be bad for the environment…

photo credit: SkyTruth via photopin cc

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