Is BP Hiding Dead Animals?

It certainly appears that way.

h/t Naked Capitalism

Via HuffPo:

Local fisherman in Alabama report sighting tremendous numbers of dolphins, sharks, and fish moving in towards shore as the initial waves of oil and dispersant approached in June. Many third- and fourth-generation fisherman declared emphatically that they had never seen or heard of any similar event in the past. Scores of animals were fleeing the leading edge of toxic dispersant mixed with oil. Those not either caught in the toxic mixture and killed out at sea, or fortunate enough to be out in safe water beyond the Source, died as the water closed in, and they were left no safe harbor. The numbers of birds, fish, turtles, and mammals killed by the use of Corexit will never be known as the evidence strongly suggests that BP worked with the Coast Guard, the Department of Homeland Security, the FAA, private security contractors, and local law enforcement, all of which cooperated to conceal the operations disposing of the animals from the media and the public. [my emphasis]

The majority of the disposal operations were carried out under cover of darkness. The areas along the beaches and coastal Islands where the dead animals were collected were closed off by the U.S. Coast Guard. On shore, private contractors and local law enforcement officials kept off limits the areas where the remains of the dead animals were dumped, mainly at the Magnolia Springs landfill by Waste Management where armed guards controlled access. The nearby weigh station where the Waste Management trucks passed through with their cargoes was also restricted by at least one sheriff's deputies in a patrol car, 24/7.

Washington's Blog points out at Naked Capitalism that the incentive to hide animal carcasses could easily be related to the fact that each corpse belonging to an animal on the endangered species list carries a $50,000 price tag for BP. No wonder they're trying to stash them in landfills but why on Earth would the US government be in on the operation with them?

Video and more at Washington's Blog.

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elf2006real said...

"No wonder they're trying to stash them in landfills but why on Earth would the US government be in on the operation with them?"

Oh Boy. You would have committed suicide in Iraq.

I have some more shocking news.

COL Kurtz was about to be arrested for murder.

Congress regulating Wall Street has led to them getting into bed together (mind pic Lloyd Bankfiend and Barney Frank Chris Dodd 3-way).

There isn't a Santa Claus.

The stork didn't bring ya. Dad coming home loaded did.

And the financial reform: idn't.

Trust me, I know there ain't no Santa Claus, I was the 2nd grader sidling up to my classmates and breaking it to them that there was no Easter Bunny. I made one girl cry.

The question was a rhetorical one. After all I've seen go down in the last two years on the financial "reform" front, I have no doubt that the govt is in on it. Hell, they probably provided the dump trucks.

elf2006real said...

Well I kinda figured you may have been tongue in cheek, but just in case you had gone all idealistic on us....I had to bring ya in from the ledge.

Glad you were just funnin about.

They probably did supply the dump trucks.

Maybe steve Jobs should hire the same peeps BP did??

What most people who haven't worked in govt don't realize is how dysfunctional it is - there are so many Catch 22 regs that the default is paralysis and "study".
Great for lawyers and academics.
Great for realistic businessmen who are willing to kick up the baksheesh in exchange for tax $$.
--simply good business, and how most of the world has done it from time immemorial. Sadly I didn't want America to be like the rest of the world.---

Now if something must happen, then what can only be called "fixers" grab the guys and funds to do it, and it gets done, yes in the dead of night.

The processes of government exist to prevent results. And that is the default result.

If results must be achieved - see the fixer. And warning - you have now built in corruption. For one thing even if they're honest they'll have to jiggle the books.

The People spoke, now they must suffer.