10 Jan '12, 12am

BP is trying to convince the world it has cleaned up the Gulf. Locals say this is propaganda. #oilspill

BP is trying to convince the world it has cleaned up the Gulf. Locals say this is propaganda. #oilspill

The destructive impacts of the BP Gulf spill continue on today. Ecosystems have been damaged, fishermen's take is down, and some Gulf residents are still burdened by health woes thought to be caused by evaporating oil and chemical dispersents. The true fallout of the catastrophe has not yet been accurately quantified, and there are still lingering questions about the damage done to marine habitats and human health. Nonetheless, the oil giant responsible for the calamity is ready to paint over all of that pesky fact-based stuff. BP has, over the last couple of weeks, rolled out a huge new ad campaign whose chief aim seems to be say: "Look! All better!" Majestic images of clean beaches, vibrant mangroves, happy fishermen, and booming trade grace the spots. But it turns out that the people those ads purport to be portraying aren't quite so enthused about the way things are go...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-disasters/bps-post-spill...

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