The catastrophic oil spill caused by BP's offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico is continuing to pollute the sea and is already considered to have worse effects on the environment than the Exxon Valdez oil tanker disaster in 1989.
Even though BP's CEO Tony Hayward quickly made a step forward to outline that BP is “acting now”, it is still another catastrophe that could have been avoided - on different levels: As the Washington Post reported last week, the US government's Minerals Management Service had approved BP’s drilling plan (and many others alike) in the Gulf of Mexico without any environmental review. That is a scandal in itself, considering that BP is a London-based oil company with one of the worst safety records of any oil company operating in America. Furthermore BP funneled millions of dollars into lobbying to influence regulation and re-brand their image.
It's time for a greener and more sustainable way of life! Oil is not just causing wars and a lot of pollution through it's end products, but it is also massively polluting and destroying our planet in the process of being drilled. Energy Union advocates sustainability through Intelligent Energy.