Started By: Pissed-off American Citizens
Target: President Barack Obama
Signature Goal: 50000
We are failing dismally in the United States Gulf Region. We bought into the accountability that BP claimed after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but where our ears failed us, our eyes should have simply taken notice. BP continued to delay the clean up, in an effort to cap the well, hoping against all odds to salvage the precious crude that continued to flow into the gulf waters.
People are now sick and dying. BP has stated time and time again that these symptoms that are widespread throughout the region have nothing to do with the oil or the chemical dispersants that they have used to clean up the mess. It is time that BP accept full responsibility for ALL that they have done, including the lasting residual effects that will be felt in the Gulf of Mexico for years to come.
Dear Mr. President:
Please disallow BP to continue operation in the United States of America. Not until they pay for the damage they have done in the United States Gulf Region. Due to the fact that they are feigning responsibility in regards to real health issues that have developed in many gulf coast residents, it would seem that they are continually trying to cover their assets, get back into the gulf, get their billions worth and get out.
They will leave us high and dry. The fines that have been imposed on BP are not nearly stiff enough. The crude as well as the chemical dispersants have caused massive loss of life--not only in the marine life and those animals who thrive on the sea, but human life. People who have been stricken by mysterious illnesses--poisoned by the organization who is now claiming that the "gulf is back." Back to what? What it was? Asinine.
The Gulf is NOWHERE close to safe operational standards. The risk of using it as a viable life source for food and commerce is beyond disconcerting. In addition to the health issues of a physical nature that have been reported, people in the region are suffering from great mental stress--experiencing similar effects to those that were prominent in Alaska after the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
BP IS RESPONSIBLE for this mess. How can we, with good conscience, allow them back into our precious waters--a commodity that meant so much more to us than the potential good that big oil business would bring. We should be focused on the decades of rich history and culture. They have laid waste to the waters and the shore, and have tried to sop up the negative rhetoric with hush money. Unfortunately, that money is about as effective as the chemicals used to clean up the liquid death within the water and on the sea floor.
We, the concerned citizens of the United States, will not be quiet! We are shouting through this petition to dissolve this relationship with BP if the company is going to continue to skirt responsibility for what they have caused. Is one human life not more valuable than the BP bottom line? United we stand...
-The Citizens of The United States of America
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