Earth Day: Greenwashing works well for oil industry

April 22, 2014

 
Guest Opinion: While the industry buffs its image, Washington’s waters are at increasing risk.
A refinery on Fidalgo Island near Anacortes (2008).

 

A refinery on Fidalgo Island near Anacortes (2008). 24hourmoon/Flickr

 

It’s Earth Day, but maybe it ought to be called Greenwash Day.

Just four years ago today, a massive gusher of oil began flowing from British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon. The oil rig in the Gulf had sunk two days earlier, leading to what was to become the largest accidental oil spill in history. The accident resulted in the death of 11 rig workers, at least 210 million gallons of crude oil spilled and what are today increasingly apparent impacts to the Gulf ecosystem.

http://crosscut.com/2014/04/22/environment/119724/earth-day-greenwashing-works-well-oil-industry/

~ by fredfelleman on April 22, 2014.

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