Tag Archives: BP

Poetic Justice

Oil Junkie’s Refrain

It’s the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill,
But nobody’s worried about oil extraction’s ills.
With gas near four dollars,
People start to holler —
That Palin-esque refrain: “Drill, baby, drill!”

Enumerati

BP: Turning Adversity to Triumph

$10 billion

Tax break rewarded BP for “losses” from its massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico

$4 billion

Amount paid out so far from BP’s Victim’s Fund

$8.97 billion

Entire proposed FY2012 budget for the Department of Environmental Protection. The figure is a 13% decrease from FY2011’s budget of $10.3 billion.