BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Pictures: Wildlife in Danger
Pictures Reveal Wildlife Killed by BP Oil Spill
Photographic evidence of wildlife killed by the BP oil spill is pouring in. Turtles, sea birds and fish are washing ashore along the Gulf Coast, even as crews work to contain the oil slick.
BP is taking a page from Exxon's playbook, shifting blame and trying to shield itself from lawsuits. Monkey see, monkey do: this strategy worked a treat for ExxonMobil, which ended up paying out $500 million, which comprised 1% of its annual profit. Meanwhile, 20% of the plaintiffs had died before any settlement was reached. Should we expect different from BP?
The Exxon Valdez spill, however, took place before the Internet age. The BP oil spill is much more front-and-center to people all around the world, as digital images of the spill's effects get passed along via email and social networking.