29 Jun '12, 5pm

Settlement in Gulf Spill Cleanup Dispute

Settlement in Gulf Spill Cleanup Dispute

Associated Press Workers collecting tar balls that washed ashore in Long Beach, Miss., in July 2010 during the gulf oil spill. During the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 , I walked along mucky beaches in Louisiana watching cleanup and rescue crews scrape down the sand and hunt for oil-soaked wildlife. The crews’ effectiveness was questioned at the time, but from a logistical standpoint the vast deployment seemed impressive. Now it turns out there were other wrinkles. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and BP, which had leased the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and led the organization of the cleanup, have announced a voluntary resolution of a government investigation into whether certain contractors discriminated against women in hiring for the cleanup. While the allegations were neither proven nor disproven, the commission said, BP and its contractors will pay...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/29/settlement-in-g...

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