Gulf Accountability

The Problem

U.S. government-enforced news blackout and quarantine of events in the Gulf related to the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and gusher have created an atmosphere of mistrust and suspicion. In addition to the cover-up of the extent of the catastrophe and the suppression of information concerning the public health issues that are now surfacing, there is a growing body of evidence that demands investigation and legal proceedings by which those responsible for any and all of these crimes are held responsible. This evidence includes:

1. Government/BP malfeasance and collusion, fraudulent claims, and disinformation regarding continuing spill, cover-up, and health issues

Scientist disagree on size of spill:

Oil plume is not breaking down fast:

Frustrated scientists presented evidence that millions of Gulf area residents were poisoned:

Feds receive pushback from scientific community over orchestrated ‘disappearing oil’ act:

Flu-like symptoms growing among Gulf residents:

Gulf Oil Spill Solutions Now! website:

What BP and the US government don’t want you to know:

US government and BP complicity in cover-up:

The smoking gun in the Gulf oil disaster cover-up: (see audio file)

Mercenaries hired by BP applied Corexit at night and in an uncontrolled manner:

Methane expert says sea water flammable:

Matt Simmons interview on wellhead location and flow disinformation:

Who Killed The Gulf?:

Biologists refute BP/US government claims:

Environmental & health impacts of the Gulf disaster:

Censored Gulf eyewitness testimonies of coughing up blood and other horror stories:

Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors deliver Toxic Survival Kits:

Blood tests on Gulf residents show ethylbenzene, other hydrocarbons:

Thousands of people along the Gulf Coast suffer ‘BP Crud’:

Local TV station reports on water samples:

BP covers up plant spill:

More on BP’s cover-up and propaganda campaign:

BP oil spill stalls Gulf Loop Current:

RFK, Jr. on the gusher and cover-up:

Dead fish in Biloxi, Mississippi:

The Gulf as a “kill zone”:

Tracking the toxicity across the Gulf region:

No legitimate public health and medical response in the Gulf:

Scientists call on Obama to stop chem-spray:

BP sued over dispersant used on spill:

Dr. Steven Picou, Exxon Valdez oil spill expert and sociologist at the University of South Alabama, forecasts fracture for Gulf Coast communities:

Obama, BP violate U.N. Declaration of Human Rights Article 23:

Sen. Orin Hatch defends government oversight of offshore drilling:

Pelosi blocks oil spill investigation:

Evacuees flee for health and safety:

Building sand castles on Florida’s beaches is illegal, feds tell oil-hunting reporter:

University group raises concerns about BP oil spill contaminants in livestock feed:

Questions regarding reasons behind unusual fish kills:

BP paying fishermen, scientists and colleges to keep quiet:

Government declared safe areas full of toxic oil and dispersants:

Humanitarian aid delays for American victims of the US military Gulf oil and chemical dispersant attacks:

CDC survey of Gulf residents finds 50% of households experiencing respiratory issues; Feds suggest focus on mental health:

Researchers find 40-fold increase in carcinogenic compounds in Gulf:

Questions regarding Department of Justice protecting BP:

Recent tests refute BP and U.S. government claims regarding the safety of the water and the food chain:

Special commission critical of government’s low estimates on oil flow:

Corexit still appears to be in use:

Gulf coast residents issue a call to arms:

U.S. Navy declares war on marine life:

Tests of rainwater continue to show aluminum, magnesium, chloride, copper, and nickel:

Report on current Gulf dead zone:–_Gets_worse_closer_to_shore

BP use of microbes with synthetic DNA to break down massive lakes of undersea oil is the likely cause of internal bleeding in Gulf coast residents:

Shrimping in oil:

Denied claims against BP rise sharply:

Tests on seafood belie NOAA’s claims:

Gulf oil becomes part of food chain:

Illness Plagues Gulf Residents in BP’s Aftermath:

BP adds insult to injury as the devastation continues:

In an act of hubris that boggles the mind, BP intends to challenge the spillage numbers to reduce its liability:

Doctor’s practice shut down before toxicity report on swans released:

One doctor continues to test humans for toxicity and refutes U.S. government and BP claims:

BP offers bonuses to those who forgo lawsuits:

U.S. government sues BP for unlimited damages:

Oil spill evidence tainted by suspects:

New Report: The Gulf Is Dying:

Spill continues to foul waters:

Illnesses Linked to BP Oil Disaster:

Gulf Oil Spill Blood Tests Reveal Alarming Levels Of Toxic Chemicals In Residents:

Sick Gulf Residents Beg Officials for Help:

NASA Data Strengthens Reports of Toxic Rain on the Gulf Coast From BP Spill:

Oil Spill Reported Near Deepwater Drilling Site in Gulf:

BP Increases Pay For Claims Czar Ken Feinberg’s Law Firm To $1.25 Million Per Month:

Oil On Dead Dolphins In Gulf Linked To BP Spill, Scientists Say:

Some Workers Lost In Claims Process:

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Report Mysterious Illnesses Year After Disaster:

BP Partner Agrees to $1.1 Billion Settlement Related to Gulf Spill:

Gulf Oil Spill Reported Near Venice, Louisiana; Coast Guard Investigating:

Court Rules US Taxpayer Not BP Or Transocean Liable For Gulf Oil Spill Clean Up Costs:

BP Says Most Gulf Oil Spill Victims Should Not Get Any More Payouts:

September 1, 2011 — New Massive oil slick forms near Deepwater Horizon site:

September 14, 2011 — Chevron confirms Gulf of Mexico oil leak:

December 16, 2011 — BP and partners continue to diffuse blame for blowout:

December 29, 2011 — Prosecutors Reportedly Preparing Criminal Charges Against BP:

February 26, 2012 — Start of Trial on Gulf Oil Spill Is Delayed Amid Talk of a Settlement — Sellout imminent:

March 26, 2012 — Gulf Dolphins Exposed to Oil Are Seriously Ill:

April 20, 2012 — 2 years later, fish sick near BP oil spill site:

April 20, 2012 — Investigation: Two Years After the BP Spill, A Hidden Health Crisis Festers:

April 24, 2012 — BP’s toxic sludge inundation coming home to roost:

September 4, 2012 — U.S. Department Of Justice Accuses BP Of ‘Gross Negligence And Willful Misconduct’:

September 10, 2012 — Oil found on the Louisiana shoreline after Hurricane Isaac linked to BP spill:

October 30, 2012 — New video contradicts BP claims about ongoing spill:

November 15, 2012 — BP Will Plead Guilty and Pay Over $4 Billion:

March 11, 2013 — Voices From the Gulf: “We Are Being Poisoned”

July 12, 2013 — BP tries to weasel out of paying for cleanup:

July 24, 2013 — Louisiana Agency to Sue Energy Companies for Wetland Damage

March 13, 2014 — U.S. Agrees to Allow BP Back Into Gulf Waters to Seek Oil

April 9, 2014 — Wildlife in Gulf of Mexico still suffering four years after BP oil spill: report

April 16, 2014 — Four Years After BP: Hunting for Oil Spills in Louisiana

April 21, 2014 — BP: Four Years On, No Restoration in Sight

April 21, 2014–Insect Population Dwindling in Louisiana Marshlands Four Years After BP Blowout

April 27, 2014–How a Gulf Settlement That BP Once Hailed Became Its Target

September 18, 2014–Halliburton to Pay $1.1B for Destroying Deepwater Horizon Evidence

October 28, 2014–BP’s Gulf Oil Disaster Left An Oil “Ring” The Size of Rhode Island

February 5, 2015–10 million ‘missing’ gallons of crude oil from BP’s 2010 oil spill has been found

February 20, 2015–5 years after the spill: The environmental impact–devastating-environmental-impact-400590403512

February 23, 2015–BP loses legal bid–still on the hook for $13.7 billion

March 12, 2015–10 Reasons Why BP Got Off and Offshore Oil Drilling Just Got More Dangerous

April 19,2015–Chelsea Manning and the Deepwater Horizon Killings

April 20, 2015–Gulf Victims Suing BP Disaster’s Compensation Czar

April 20, 2015–Gulf Fishermen Still Struggling Five Years After the BP Spill

April 21, 2015–Five Years After the BP Oil Disaster: A Barrier Island for Nesting Birds Devoid of Life

July 2, 2015–BP to Pay $18.7 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

July 3, 2015–BP ‘Got Off Cheaply’ with $18.7 Billion Settlement

January 11, 2016–Researchers Study ‘Hidden’ Pollutants in Gulf of Mexico from BP Oil Spill

February 4, 2016–Judge Rules out Mentions of Deaths at BP Supervisor’s Trial

April 7, 2016–DOJ Blows It with BP: Taxpayers Will Pay for Deepwater Horizon Cleanup

January 27, 2017: The Mysterious Deaths of Nine Gulf Oil Spill Whistleblowers:

June 28, 2018: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Continues to Disrupt Marine Life

November 26, 2018: Gulf Coast residents petition BP over unresolved oil spill issues

April 19, 2019: Nine Years Later, the BP Oil Spill’s Environmental Mess Isn’t Gone

April 19, 2019: Continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

April 19, 2019: Nine years later: What’s ahead for the Gulf

June 6, 2019: Nine Years After BP Spill, Some Cleanup Workers Still Feel Sting of Dispersants

June 6, 2019: No swimming! No seafood! Toxic bacteria afflicting coast causes rashes, diarrhea, vomiting

February 12, 2020: New Study Shows BP Oil Spill Was Much Larger Than Previously Known

February 13, 2020: Deepwater Horizon Also Spilled ‘Invisible Oil,’ Harming Far More Marine Life Than Previously Known

September 20, 2020: Investigation Reveals BP and Shell Still Back Anti-Climate Lobby Groups, Despite Pledges


2. Short sales of BP stocks and other indications of premeditated destruction

Goldman Sachs sold $250 million of BP stock before spill:

Goldman Sachs mega sell off of its shares in BP energy conglomerate just days before the blowout:

Goldman Sachs placed shorts on TransOcean stock days before the explosions:–Goldman_Sachs_shorted_TransOcean/

Goldman Sachs sold 44% of its BP stock three weeks before disaster:

Media ignores Goldman Sachs’ ties to Corexit dispersant:

BP And Goldman Sachs Sued For Oil Fraud

Report slams administration for underestimating Gulf spill:

3. Death of Matt Simmons, industry insider/whistleblower and questions regarding capping of the well

It may be coincidence that Simmons was found dead two days after posting proof on YouTube that BP’s capping and clean up measures are suspect. At the same time it is indisputable that h is videos on well location issues have been removed from YouTube; however there is one re-posting:

Here is an audio interview with Simmons that covers a variety of subjects:

Simmons suggested that the only way to cap the actual leak was to detonate a bomb:

Simmons also suggested that the original evacuation plans for the Gulf region have been abandoned because of the scope, leaving millions of persons in danger from the poisons in the water and air. Explanations regarding why they will NOT evacuate toxic regions:

Previously reported gulf evacuations planned:

The videos that Simmons posted concerning the purposefully misleading identification of the well leaks have been removed from YouTube, but here is some related evidence:

Which well did they really kill, and is it really dead?:

4. Media blackout/no fly zone over gulf

Mother Jones magazine on the BP cover-up:

BP censoring media and destroying evidence:

The BP blackout:

5. Inadequacy of response from emergency fund:

Fisherman says service from Feinberg in short supply:

New guidelines could rule out many oil claims:

Red tape vexes Gulf residents seeking BP payments:

Government continues to act as a shill for BP, with slow payouts and waiver of rights:

Proposed Solutions

  1. Immediately sue EPA, demanding that they publish real and accurate levels of benzene, hydrogen sulfide, methane, and other harmful chemicals in all Gulf states air and water quality reports.
  2. Demand the release of the ingredients in Corexit and demand that BP discontinue its use and join class action suits against BP for use of Corexit
  3. Demand investigation into death of Matt Simmons and the issues he raised concerning the cover-up of the actual blowout site, the extent of the disaster, and the evacuation plans.
  4. Join groups, such as the Environmental Defense Fund, working to expose the ongoing disinformation and cover up.
  5. Call for investigations of BP and branches of the government for fraud, conflict of interest, crimes against humanity and environmental destruction.
  6. Call for an immediate and permanent termination of all BP oil and gas exploration, drilling and extraction within these United States of America (to include all US territories).
  7. Call for an immediate seizure of all BP corporate assets worldwide to be set aside in a humanitarian trust fund to ensure the payment of all present and future legal claims, as well as court-awarded judgments.
  8. Call for an immediate arrest and prosecution of all BP officers and directors who participated in these crimes through acts of commission or omission.
  9. Call for an immediate arrest and prosecution of all US Government employees from those departments/agencies that were tasked with the direct oversight of BP’s US Operations.
  10. Call for a permanent moratorium on all oil and gas drilling within US territorial waters, as well as an authentic and comprehensive review of all current oil and gas activities within the same jurisdiction.
  11. Call for a serious audit and remediation of all abandoned wells within US territorial waters. A Presidentially-appointed and Congressionally-mandated US Commission to study the risks associated with the current 4000 oil and gas platforms currently in operation in the Hurricane Alley region of the Northern Gulf Coast of Mexico.
  12. Support organizations that are working to restore the ecology of the Gulf, including: