The BP Oil Spill Was No Accident
The BP oil spill may not have been an accident, according to internet rumor. Just weeks before the disaster on the Gulf Coast, BP CEO Tony Chapman sold off £1.4 million of BP stock, according to the Telegraph. (Although, the paper added, there is no proof "that he acted improperly or had prior knowledge.") In light of the plummeting stock prices after the spill, he made off with a huge payday. Also, eleven days before the spill, Halliburton purchased the cleaning company that was eventually hired to sort out the mess. Halliburton also happened to be the company responsible for making sure the well was reinforced enough to avoid this type of disaster in the first place.