The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

BP Gulf Oil Disaster:
It’s Not Over

Aug 16, 2010

BP and government officials once again are claiming the Gulf oil crisis is over.

Soon after the government claimed that the oil was so “dispersed” it no longer posed a problem, scientists–including some the government had hand-picked–disagreed. They also pointed out that even if only one-quarter of all the oil released was still a problem, this one-quarter alone was about six times all the oil released in the Exxon Valdez oil disaster in Alaska. Damage from that spill is still continuing today–more than 21 years after it happened!

Who should we believe? BP and the government, both of whom have repeatedly been caught in lies, or scientists who expose those lies–despite the risk they take to do it?

Obvious, isn’t it?