November 20, 2011 Leave a comment
AGAIN? Another oil spill? This one’s in Brazil. And Obama is giving away leases to drill in the Gulf AND in Alaska?
Carlos Minc, the Rio de Janeiro state environment minister, said that Chevron, which is a partner with Petrobras on the well, likely faces fines of at least $5.5 million. [Can we replace that M with a B, please?]
‘We’re going to show this gang that they can’t come here and create whatever environmental mess they want,” Minc was quoted by the O Globo newspaper as saying in its Sunday edition. “I want to see the CEO of Chevron swim in that oil.”
And I want to sell advertising rights to a video of that swim on the Nature Channel.
On the other hand, wouldn’t this be the right time to bring back tarring and feathering? For humans, I mean. Not pelicans.