Tuesday, October 26, 2010

BP (NYSE:BP) CEO Bob Dudley Strikes Back

Although still expressing regret over the consequences of the BP (NYSE:BP) oil spill, CEO Bob Dudley did strike back some at the excessive media reports that made it look like the world was going to end.

Now that the extent of the damage isn't anywhere close to what was projected, Dudley blasted those who irresponsibly reported the proposed damage as fact.

Dudley said, “I watched graphic projections of oil swirling around the Gulf, around Florida, across and around Bermuda to England. These appeared authoritative and inevitable. From a terrible accident and environmental spill grew a corporate crisis that threatened the very existence of our company.”

Even today accurate reports of little devastation to the Gulf of Mexico is met with scathing criticism because it doesn't meet the narrative of those who oppose drilling for no reason other than it's drilling.

For example, many cite the damage done to wildlife in the region because of the oil spill, but one grouping of wind turbines does more damage as they shred birds and bats to bits than the entirety of the damage done to wildlife for the whole oil spill.

Somehow birds with some oil on them is worse than bird and bat body parts shredded by wind turbines.

It's good to see Dudley strike back at the hype and hysteria coming from the distorted picture created by the mainstream media.

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