June 5, 2010 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This is a call for the government of the United States to seize BP and freeze its assets. The funds should be placed in trust to begin providing immediate relief to the working people throughout the Gulf states whose jobs, communities, homes and businesses are being harmed or destroyed by the criminally negligent actions of the CEO, Board of Directors and senior management of BP.
200,000 gallons of oil a day, or more, are gushing into the Gulf of Mexico with the flow of oil growing. The poisonous devastation to human beings, wildlife, natural habitat and fragile ecosystems will go on for decades. It constitutes an act of environmental violence, the consequences of which will be catastrophic.
For about $500,000, BP could have installed a back-up valve, which would have prevented the disaster and saved the lives of the 11 workers onboard the oil rig. In the first 3 months of this year, BP made that much in pure profits every 8 minutes.
BP is hoping to ride out the wave of bad publicity and return to business as usual — and the government is doing what it can to speed this process up. Join us in organizing to make sure this doesn’t happen, and to fight for the thousands of workers who have lost their jobs and livelihoods and who now have to compete for low-wage, hazardous clean-up jobs.
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