President Obama asked yesterday “whose ass to kick” over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. I have a few ideas.
By Philip Radford, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA
Unsettling discoveries from my visit to the oil drenched shores of Louisiana. BP and Obama – Who is working for who?
Today, Nestle announced that it will “focus on the systematic identification and exclusion of companies owning or managing high risk plantations or farms linked to deforestation” and “ensure that its products have no deforestation footprint.” And for today, Greenpeace will commend Nestle on its commitments. Now comes the real work – changing its practices.
After the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska, employees and volunteers working around the oil became seriously ill and many of the thousands of workers died from inhaling the toxic air and handling dispersants that contained benzene and other chemicals. BP is using similar dispersants and making workers sign waivers in case of injury during the oil spill clean up.