A documentary that examines the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.
To quote a statement at the end the film “The gulf oil spill uncovered an unsettling truth: We live in a corrupt system controlled by a small group obsessed with putting profit and power above the health of humankind and the planet”… an excellent documentary and everyone owes it to themselves and to their children and future generations to see.
BP chose not to present its side of the story — the company declined to be interviewed for the film.
Big Oil's Big Lies About Alternative Energy
As President Obama calls for greater investments in alternatives, the biggest energy companies are doubling down on riskier, more destructive oil sources.
Since the Gulf oil disaster in 2010, BP has spent hundreds of millions of ad dollars to cleanse its image as a dirty-energy giant. In the company's latest TV ad, wind turbines whirl in the sun as a voiceover touts the number of American jobs created by BP and promises, "We're working to fuel America for generations to come." There's just one problem: BP's commitment to wind energy is virtually nonexistent.
In April, BP announced that it is selling off its entire $3.1 billion U.S. wind energy business – including 16 farms spread across nine states – as "part of a continuing effort to become a more focused oil and gas company," according to a company spokesperson. Indeed, though it famously rebranded itself "Beyond Petroleum" in 2000, BP also exited the solar energy business back in 2011. Today, its alternative energy investments are limited to biofuels and a lone wind farm in the Netherlands.Big Oil's Big Lies About Alternative Energy