Testimony before a Senate investigative panel this week is expected to reveal what many have suspected about BP all along; they dont care about the environment, the animals that are dying, and the lives that are being destroyed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
In a shocking interview with CNNs Anderson Cooper on June 29th, Allegiance Capitol Corporation V.P. Fred McCallister said that BP is deliberately sinking oil with the toxic chemical disbursant Corexit, to hide the size of the oil spill. By sinking the oil before it can be collected, BP wont have to pay fines on it.
McCallister said, ¬ Everybody in Europe, where the standard practice is to raise the oil and collect it, is scratching their heads, and quite honestly laughing at whats happening in the Gulf.” He added, Everyone is looking at us and wondering why were allowing this to happen.”
McCallister is set to appear before a Senate investigative panel on Thursday and testify that BPs only interests regarding the Deepwater Horizon spill is protecting their own financial interests. His statements explained why BP has been refusing offers of help from additional foreign skimmers.
BPs fear is that independent skimmers would be able to count the number of gallons collected, and thus provide the US government with data to assess spill rate financial penalties against BP, according to McCallister.
BP is in control of this situation and they are doing whats in the best interests of BP and their shareholders,” McCallister said.