The BP Corexit Japanese Connection – Why Toxic Solvents Were Used & Covered Up

We knew there was something fishy going on, but couldn’t figure out what it might be.  Why did BP and the EPA keep on using Nalco’s Corexit, which is highly toxic to both humans and wildlife?  Turns out that Rodney F. Chase, who sits on the board of Nalco, was also a BP board member.  Likelihood that he still holds shares in both companies is very high.  So it wasn’t JUST nepotism, it was a for-profit choice.

But it runs deeper than that.  Corexit’s manufacturer, Nalco Holding Company is owned by the Blackstone Group (along with MANY other holdings, a huge investment conglomerate.)  Blackstone has had Japanese investors for many years, but relatively recently doubled that investment; The Japanese now own 20% of Blackstone.  What else does Blackstone own?  Large hotel chains, Banquet foods, Seaworld, Six Flags… you name it!  Most captive dolphins are in amusement parks like Seaworld, Six Flags, etc.   Seaworld claims they have no connection to the dolphin slaughters in Japan (which were documented in the Oscar-award-winning movie “The Cove“).  That’s simply not true.  [Read more...]

BP and the EPA Working in Symphony to Cover Up the Oil Spill?

Oil Spill Photos

From the very beginning, BP has been less than forthright about the damages and potential damages from the oil spewing out of the hole in the earth’s crust some 5000 feet below sea level and 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. 

From the very beginning, they have been arbitrarily underestimating the quantity of oil leaking from the exploded rig. 

From the very beginning, they have been plotting to sweep the majority of the mess under the saltwater carpet.  But how do you do that?  With very careful, very clever planning, and a little help from some friends at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Early on, BP began spraying and injecting solvents into offshore waters.  They claimed that dispersing the oil would be a good idea, better for the wetlands.  Even then, their plot was in place.  They knew that the truth was that the solvents would make the oil exponentially more toxic, (as would adding the solvent itself) but that didn’t matter.  Dispersal solvents would see to it that a large portion of that oil never floated to the top or showed up at the shoreline.  Why would they do that?  Simple enough: If it doesn’t rise to the surface or wash up onto the shores, BP doesn’t have to pay to clean it up. [Read more...]

Gulf Oil Spill: More BP Coverups?

Just when we thought it might be turning around, BP admits that things could very well get worse first. Reviewing their oil spill clean up actions, one begins to wonder just whose side they’re on. At times, they don’t even seem to be looking after their own best interests, and they’re certainly not focusing on ours. For example, they’re in the process of attaching a valve on the main pipe, but acknowledge that doing so will likely not reduce the output, since oil will still come out of two other leaks at a greater rate. They then add that they’re working towards implementing containment cones — huge hollow steel lids that will go over the top of the leaks, collecting the oil and pumping it to surface before it has a chance to escape the area. That should work… but perhaps not soon enough. Why, then, don’t they attach a hose to the top of the pipe with the new valve, collect THAT oil at the surface by opening the valve again once the hose or pipe is installed? That would relieve pressure on the other two leak spots while allowing collection and containment of the largest leak point. Apparently, that would make too much sense.

How bad? BP admitted that it could be 60,000 BARRELS — 3 million, 300 thousand gallons — per day. That’s ten times as much as they’ve been estimating up until now! [Read more...]