07 Sep '12, 2pm

Shocker: The oil that Isaac washed up on the Gulf Coast is from the BP spill

BP’s logo is of an offshore rig exploding with money. Earlier this week, we noted that Hurricane Isaac washed tar balls onto beaches in Louisiana . The chunks of old oil appeared in an area that was heavily affected by the BP oil spill, prompting everyone to think, oh, look, BP oil is resurfacing. Except BP. “Woah, woah, woah, not so fast, guys!,” a company spokesperson said in a statement that I am making up. “That seriously could have been from any other oil spill. Maybe it was the Exxon Valdez spill and it took a while to get here! Or maybe it’s from a future spill caused by Chevron, and Hurricane Isaac ripped a hole in the space-time continuum. We may never know the truth!” This is a bit of an exaggeration, I admit. The company actually said that it’s “important to fingerprint the residual oil to determine its origin,” and that “if any of it is connected to the Deepwat...

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