You are looking at a live video feed of the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Experts are estimating that more than 70,000 barrels of oil are pouring out into the seas every day, 14 times higher than initial estimates by British Petroleum.
Assuming those numbers are correct, more than 2 million barrels of oil (84,000,000 gallons) has leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. That's more than seven times bigger than Exxon Valdez so far. With no end in sight, it will only get larger. It's been more than a month now, and we're not any closer to shutting this thing down than we were in the first fews days after the Deepwater Horizon exploded, taking the lives of 11 men and kicking off what is rapidly turning into America's worst environmental disaster.
I've said it once and I'll say it again — British Petroleum deserves nothing short of the corporate death penalty. The company should be dismantled and all its assets should be sold off to pay for the cleanup. If we execute people for their heinous crimes, why shouldn't we do the same to corporations like BP?
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