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Another reason BP prides itself of being sneaky

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posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 04:31 AM
BP is always on the move and this time its right in my own backyard.
They seem to have a way of keeping the public in the dark and I want to draw your attention to this example. Here is a small town, that prides itself of maintaining a "pristine" environment. The residents have heard that BP intending to start drilling for possible methane deposits and were told they would be kept in the loop. However, it seems that the project has started without anyone in the town being notified. Obviously this has some residents upset. You would think that after all the negative press, BP would be on its best behavior.

I guess not......

On April 23—three days after the Deep water Horizon explosion and oil spill—BP was granted permission to drill for coal bed methane in the Elk Valley by the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission. BP has yet to officially inform residents of the Elk Valley exactly when it plans to begin drilling.

Full Original Story

UPDATE: BP has already started exploratory drilling program in the Rockies

“It’s disturbing that BP and the provincial government started this exploratory drilling program without notifying the public,” Nelson said. “It seems that now that BP has received its license to drill, its commitments to public engagement have come to an end.”


Its obvious these guys have their sights set on the almighty dollar and could care less what the inferior residents had to say. If the tests come back with flying colors, this might be the $20billion dollar relief fund BP is promising the Victims of the gulf. Sadly, this will probably cause another tidal wave of environmental destruction.

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:25 AM
reply to post by TheBitterEnd

“Supposedly, the information is ‘publicly available’,” Nelson said, “if you request it from the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission. But that’s not transparent. It just isn’t right to place the burden of due diligence on the public’s shoulders when it comes to staying on top of BP’s activities.

So BP is not preventing access to the information, NOT SNEAKY!

Nelson said development of the Mist Mountain project should not proceed until three things happen. “One, local communities must have a clear say in deciding where and how CBM projects proceed—that means more decision-making power to residents of the Elk Valley.

Its beginning to sound like the BP aren't responsible, again NOT SNEAKY!

“Two, all coalbed methane projects should undergo mandatory environmental assessments that address cumulative impacts. Right now, coalbed methane developments like Mist Mountain are exempt from the BC Enviornmental Assessment Process.

Its beginning to sound like someone else is responsible here, Hmmmnnn.

“Three, this government needs to provide sufficient funds for independent baseline research. Letting the licensee conduct its own environmental research makes no sense whatsoever, but that’s what’s happened so far.”

Looks to me like BP is just working within the guidelines here, NOT! SNEAKY YET AGAIN...

“We aren’t going away—we are vigilant, even if our government isn’t.”

Uh Oh, oh my stars
It seems the GOVERNMENT are the ones being SNEAKY after all.

You know its very easy to blame BP for everything wrong in the world but at the end of the day, they can only do what the GOVERNMENT allows because they are the ones that give out the licenses...

[edit on 17-6-2010 by strangleholder1]

[edit on 17-6-2010 by strangleholder1]

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:23 PM
Two sentences sum it up.

The BP office in Fernie shut down on April 1, 2010 and NO public announcement of any drilling plans has been forthcoming—even on the BP Mist Mountain website.

It just isn’t right to place the burden of due diligence on the public’s shoulders when it comes to staying on top of BP’s activities.

Sorry you missed it. You may need to wipe the crude off your reading glasses.

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