One year ago today the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded off of the coast of Louisiana killing eleven men and igniting the largest oil disaster in U.S. history.
To mark the one-year anniversary, I released Black Tide, and joined Gulf Coast residents harmed by the disaster1 at BP’s annual shareholder meeting in London2 and at PowerShift in Washington, DC.
I have shared the statements of those who could not attend these events, including Keith Jones, whose son Gordon died aboard the Deepwater Horizon.3
I appeared on Democracy Now!, BBC, NPR and other shows and have written several articles,4 including “Questions for BP and the oil industry, one year after Deepwater Horizon,” for the Harvard School of Journalism.
As BP spreads its wealth to the GOP,5 we are spreading the message that the one-year anniversary is THE moment to remind the nation and the world that the Gulf oil disaster is not over and that fundamental change is still needed to ensure such a disaster never occurs again.
Please Join Us!
I’m still on tour! Please join me at a city near you, share my events with friends, and keep spreading the word.
Global Exchange Energy Program
1 "Speaking Out at the BP Annual Meeting," Global Exchange People-to-People blog. April 14, 2011.
2"Activist speaks out at BP Shareholder Meeting," Global Exchange Energy Program blog. April 18, 2011.
3Statements from the Gulf to BP's Shareholders and Executives.
4 Energy Program on the Gulf Oil Disaster.
5"BP donates big to GOP leaders," Politico, April 19, 2011.