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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Is BP Hiding Dead Animals?

That is the issue raised by this blog post.
A CBS News crew was threatened with arrest when it tried to photograph the spill, and a BP representative in Louisiana told a Mother Jones reporter that she couldn’t visit the Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge without a BP escort. TP has the story in this repost.

On Monday, journalists from the New York Daily News were also “escorted away from a public beach on Elmer’s Island bycops who said they were taking orders from BP.” However, they managed to get a covert tour of the Queen Bess barrier island from a BP contractor who is fed up with the oil company’s attempt to cover up the disaster:

1 comment:

Tripp said...

A few friends in Houma, Louisiana have told me some really disturbing tales of BP’s workers coming in the middle of the night to dispose of the dead carcasses on their beaches, and dumping new beach sand overtop the polluted sand to cover it up, rather than scraping it up to clean it, to reduce the visible impact. These people are evil!