just a really bad day overall for bp.

today, the justice department announced that it is suing bp and 8 other oil companies in order to hold them liable for the largest offshore spill in our nation’s history.

also today, the new pornographers and oxfam released a video to remind us that the cleanup and rebuilding efforts that were spawned by the spill and hurricane katrina are, in fact, still going on.

my interest in this video is 3 fold: 1.) the np’s are one of my favorite bands of all time; 2.) i was a member of oxfam for 2 years in college; 3.) i went to new orleans on a katrina relief trip 3 years after the storm hit and was shocked to see how devastated the area still was…parts of the city remained untouched after all that time.

this video does a decent job of showing the continued, dire state of the situation without depressing us entirely. (also, neko looks a liiiiiiittle rough.)

 

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~ by CJL on December 15, 2010.

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