BP CEO Tony Hayward can continue to play the blame game and avoid public appearances where he would have to address what has now topped the EXXON Valdez oil spill disaster in 1989 to become the biggest oil spill in US history American history, but there is no denying that oil continues to pour out of BP's Deepwater Horizon at approximately 60,000 barrels a day, affecting everything from the ecosystem (endangered blue fin tuna and pelicans just to name two out of many), to people (residents of Louisiana and New Orleans, and people whose livelihood depends on the sea). It has been two months since the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion happened on the eve of Earth Day, not only blasting apart the pipes, but also the veil of lies and empty promises BP lurked underneath. With 760 willful and egregious violations, even New York Times has mentioned, the difference between BP and EXXON is that EXXON used the accident to transform itself, while BP has just been burying more skeletons into its closet.
Sure, we can supply you with statistics like, thus far, 126.3 million gallons of oil has been spilled, which in layman's terms, is equivalent to filling up 9,200 living rooms, topping a football field including the end zones at 100 yards height, fueling 3.7 million cars or giving each American 4 soda cans of gas. But, nothing really translates how mammoth the destruction is like pictures. The Big Picture has gathered pictures of the oil spill and relating to the oil spill, documenting the current state of the disaster. From heartrending pictures of innocent pelicans drenched in oil, of the people of Louisiana gathering in Capitol Hill to share how the spill has affected their lives, of the countless oil-soaked booms that have been dispersed into the sea in trying attempts to soak up the oil to no avail, hopefully these photographs will bring a new level of awareness to the ramifications of the oil spill and corporate irresponsibility (Hayward was photographed at a yacht race on the Isle of Wright on Saturday when he pulled out of the World National Oil Companies Congree on account that he is busy dealing with the oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico).via: The Big Picture