posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 03:39 PM
"The true story of the BP disaster is how private contractors, not the government, are handling the response. Of the 25,000 people responding to the
greatest environmental catastrophe in the history of the nation, 21,000 are under contract to the foreign oil giant BP. This private army includes
workers shipped in from California making $10 an hour to clean the beaches, ex-military public relations experts, and submarine robotics companies.
There are no contractors working directly for the government. The Center for American Progress — like many other outside observers — recommends
that the government take over operational control from BP, to resolve conflicts of interest between the foreign corporation’s shareholders and
public health and safety."
"BP has been notoriously secretive about the network of companies working to run practically every aspect of the Deepwater Horizon response,
including claims processing, hazardous material cleanup, boom deployment, scientific monitoring, and call centers. BP has ignored the state of
Louisiana’s request on May 7 for a list of contractors and subcontractors".
"Below is an overview of the other thirteen top contractors identified by Unified Command as working for BP on the disaster, as well as other major
contractors now governing the Gulf Coast region: "
Source and list of the major contractors here: wonkroom.thinkprogress.org...
[edit on 9-7-2010 by manta78]