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BP — AND — government are responsible for Gulf oil spill

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:57 am in Oil, Oil Spills.

Gulf oil slick (U.S. Coast Guard)
gulf-oil-spill-slick-2010, US Coast Guard

It’s Not Just BP That Bears Responsibility for Spill; Government Is Responsible Too

Friends of the Earth’s president, Erich Pica, had the following response to President Barack Obama’s remarks on May 2 in Louisiana about BP being responsible for the Gulf spill:

“President Obama was correct when he said BP is responsible for this spill. But the government bears responsibility too, as it failed to protect U.S. waters and the people who depend on them. Offshore oil drilling is inherently dirty and dangerous. In order to fulfill its responsibility to protect its citizens and territory, the government must establish a permanent moratorium on offshore drilling.”

More information about offshore drilling, the oil spill and Friends of the Earth’s response can be found at

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2 Responses to “BP — AND — government are responsible for Gulf oil spill”

  1. Jan K Oski Says:

    No thanks! We are already paying more than $3 a gallon. I ain’t paying $8, cuz some wacked peacenik thinks we are unable to safely explore the world’s resources in the 21st Century. The gov’t needs to act more as a ref to stop these environmental disasters before they start, not shut down the vital vein of American society.

    Some words to Erich: Go back to your cave dwelling! Bar Bar!

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