With gratitude to Divine Earth for providing this web site of the heart to share such tremendous life issues with all ~ I have been deeply touched by the insight of Divine Earth/Johannes/Sevara on the oil spill and see how he inspirers others in seeking greater awareness on this devastating environmental disaster ~
For instance – The discourses bring light to the importance of “long term” awareness in finding solutions in addition to the immediate clean up of the gulf ~
One way each of us can contribute is with our vote ~ The public needs to be aware of those political leaders that endorse “drill baby, drill” policies .. and in the next election bring this awareness with them to the voting booth ~
If the public continues to allow business as usual and closed-door policies ..we are still vulnerable to more similar disasters in our lifetime ~
I feel the blessing of a much needed raising in consciousness of the underlying forces of this disaster through this divine site~
As far as the immediate cost of cleaning up the oil spill – I found this news article that reflects other news stories I have come across all with the same conclusion ~ They say BP’s bottom line is not hurt by its projected cost of cleaning up the spill ~
An article to share from the Post by Nicholas Graham ~
Peace, Love and blessings to all ~ Coralina ~
BP’s Profits Far Outweigh The Cost Of Cleaning Up Gulf Oil
“While the Gulf oil spill has devastated the region, and will have long-term consequences, BP will be able to shake off the costs of the cleanup with little more than a shrug.
The company’s stock price has taken a hit, and its reputation is in tatters, but the company makes so much money that it is unlikely to suffer much in the long run.
The cost per day of the oil spill to BP so far has been $16 million. That number is dwarfed by the $66 million per day the firm made in profit in the first quarter of this year. Indeed, in 2009 BP’s total profits were $14 billion. Even if the cleanup costs were to rise to $14 billion, it would simply mean that BP went one year without make a profit, let alone losing money.
It’s difficult to see what incentives there are for BP to operate in a safer and more environmentally conscious manner when the consequences for causing even such a catastrophic crisis as this one are so negligent.
BP’s bottom line is not hurt by the cost of cleaning up the spill.”