Suddenly Everyone’s Wondering Whether The BP Oil Spill Was Overblown
Jul. 29, 2010
BP has to be LOVING the media it’s been getting recently.
We said it about a week ago, that it was starting to look as though the spill was overblown.
Then yesterday there were the reports about the early-disappearance of the oil sheen, and the lack of effect on Florida beaches.
And now this from Time.com, asking: The BP Oil Spil: Has The Damage Been Exaggerated?
Marine scientist Ivor Van Heerden, another former LSU prof who’s working for a spill response contractor, says “there’s just no data to suggest this is an environmental disaster. I have no interest in making BP look good — I think they lied about the size of the spill — but we’re not seeing catastrophic impacts,” says Van Heerden, who, like just about everyone else working in the Gulf these days, is being paid out of BP’s spill response funds. “There’s a lot of hype, but no evidence to justify it.”