The Real Reason The Oil Spill Isn't being Cleaned Up
It's all of us vs. one Senator from Alaska.
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R- AK), is blocking legislation to make BP pay the full clean up costs for the disaster in the Gulf.1 She wants BP to only be responsible for the first $75 million of the spill. But the real cost is more than $650 million, and the bill goes up another $12,000 every minute.2
And even though she's just one senator, we're running out of time to stop her. The Senate is about to go on vacation for Memorial Day, leaving us taxpayers holding the bill until they come back. We can't let that happen.
(Note from Dave: In other words, if the government starts the clean up before this legislation is passed, BP won't pay for the major portion of this mess that they caused.
You and I will. That's right. The culprits have a mole working to stop them from paying for their mess and the destruction of the Gulf wildlife, fishing, tourism, and the Gulf and USA's economy is going in the toilet. And BP doesn't want to pay for most of it.
Nice of them isn't it?)
This won't be easy. BP and other oil-industry giants are ramping up their donations to conservative Senators like Murkowski.1 The oil companies are counting on these politicians to bail them out when trouble hits.
Fortunately, not every politician is in Big Oil's pocket. And if enough of our senators get a backbone and stop kowtowing to BP and the other CEOs, change is possible.
Help your senators find their backbone. If enough of us work together, we can make BP pay for the clean up, stop the drilling and focus on clean energy alternatives.
TrueMajority / USAction
P.S. Just how much is BP looking to avoid paying? Checkout our Oil Spill Clean up Counter here.
1 - npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127122334
2 - washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/10/AR2010051004664.html
This senator could cost you
$12,000 a minute.
Tell the Senate to make BP pay to clean up their own mess.
Drill baby drill, became Spill baby spill, then burn baby burn became, kill baby kill as all the sea life and the economy of the gulf dies.