Three Gulf Coast residents travelled to the UK last week to reveal the continued devastating effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to BP’s board and shareholders.
The Gulf Coast Fund (GCF), which represents the region’s most vulnerable and affected communities, claims that BP has not visited the most affected areas, which still suffer from the 2010 oil spill, because it is “afraid of seeing” the impact.
The organisation said that many communities are still experiencing health and economic problems.
Drew Landry, a South Louisiana filmmaker, said, “Clean-up workers, fishing families, researchers, and – most alarming – children, continue to show adverse, long-term health impacts from BP’s application of dispersant, burning of oil, and lack of proper safety procedures.”
The residents decided to address the BP board and shareholders, hoping to bring about concrete action to alleviate the disaster’s effects, which the GCF claims are putting human health at risk, affecting the fishing industry and destroying the ecosystem.
Cherri Foytlin, also from South Louisiana, whose husband is an oil worker, said she is worried about BP’s negligence and its responsibility over previous disasters.
She said, “What worries me most is that BP just doesn’t ‘get it.’ They are operating under a delusion that goes way beyond the Gulf, past Texas City, the Caspian Sea Blowout, and Prudhoe Bay.
“As the wife of an oil worker and a Gulf Coast resident, I know first-hand that human blood is too often the price paid for such indifference and extreme extraction.
“BP must honestly address, with eyes wide open, its continuing failures concerning process safety issues. They must accept that safety is about corporate ‘culture’ and not an ad campaign.”
Like our Facebook Page
How Can Technology Help You To Lead A Sustainable Lifestyle?
4 Factors That Can Save The Environment Along With Going Paperless
How Peer to Peer Works On Eco-Friendly Trading Platforms
5 Questions Eco-Friendly Entrepreneurs Need To Ask Unhappy Employees
Is Trade Good or Bad for the Environment (Examples and Laws)
7 Best Investments to Make for an Eco-Friendly Business
4 Tips For Choosing An Eco-Friendly Home Backup Power Source
10 Things To Consider When Choosing A Home Solar Company
5 Sustainable Ways Of Disposing Building And Demolition Waste
Why 2022 Is Your Last Chance to Get a 26% Return on Your Solar Kit
Low Emission and Clean Air Zones: What You Need To Know
A Guide to Eco-Friendly Landscaping
Zero Waste Living and Its Importance
12 Essential Things for Buying Your First Home
How the U.S. Government is Promoting Green Energy in the Country
Harnessing Sustainability with User-Centric Technology Innovation
Tips for Optimal Waste Management in Your Home
Is It Possible to Work in Tech Without Harming the Planet?
Making Your Dream of Having an Eco-Friendly Garden Come True
Hypermiling: The 3 Ways To Drive Your Car For Maximum Fuel Efficiency
- Features11 months ago
Seven Health and Safety Tips for Eco-Friendly Products in a Green Home
- Energy12 months ago
Eco-Friendly Homeowners Lower Carbon Footprints through Greater Air Conditioner Efficiency
- Features11 months ago
Essential Guidelines for Eco-friendly Moving into new Home
- Features10 months ago
5 Compelling Reasons to Hire an Eco-Friendly Contractor