Meet Up and Volunteer to Clean Up the BP Oil Spill on Huffington Post Green

With the situation in the Gulf of Mexico getting worse by the day, people who care about wildlife cannot help but wonder if something can be done.  The good news is that the Huffington Post and Meetup Everywhere are teaming up to provide the means for individuals to gather and brainstorm for solutions to the oil spill. Meetup locations are shown on the HuffPost Green’s map below. Topics to discuss range from collecting hair to absorb the oil to cutting the use of oil-based products. Although it will take years to clean up the spill, how actively each individual engages will help making some meaningful changes. So if we want the oil spill disappear as soon as the next FOUR YEARS, check this map out, get involved in your local group and help brainstorming. Go!

Go to Huffington Post’s article and find out more information about the efforts to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


  • Claire

    I think pressure should be put on Transocean for the clean up as well.

    In RACI terms, BP is certainly “Accountable”. After all, the drilling being carried out by the Deepwater Horizon was being done on BP’s behalf and BP own the oil.
    But hang on, BP itself wasn’t doing the drilling, nor did it own the equipment that failed. So who is actually “Responsible”?

    Transocean was responsible for the drilling. It was Transocean’s rig that went on fire. The blow-out preventer (BOP), designed to cap the well in the event of disaster, belonged to Transocean. That would be the BOP that failed.

    Indeed, on the Transocean website, the Deepwater Horizon disaster has not featured on the news page since 26th April. What is more, the profile of the Deepwater Horizon rig speaks in the present tense, as if the rig were still in operation. (http://www.deepwater.com/fw/main/Deepwater-Horizon-56C17.html?LayoutID=17)

    According to a report in The Telegraph, (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7806200/Gulf-of-Mexico-oil-spill-Transocean-silent-as-BP-bears-the-brunt-of-anger.html) Transocean has tried to use a 19th century law to limit its economic liability, whereas BP have said they will not seek to cap its liability.

    Although founded in the USA, Transocean is now registered in Switzerland, so the USA cannot even say that Transocean is contributing to the clean-up through its payment of corporation taxes.

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