Thought-provoking column on BP:

Has US bloodlust for BP gone too far?

As each day goes by, the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico becomes more gruesome. Oil-drenched birds and turtles wash up along the shoreline, pristine beaches are polluted by balls of tar and an oily slick laps at Louisiana’s ecologically fragile marshland. Understandably, Americans are livid. But has the bloodlust directed at BP gone too far?

The author’s point is especially powerful in Decatur, where BP employs 300 at a former Amoco plant that has nothing to do with the oil spill beyond using refined petroleum. We all are guilty of that sin every time we fill up our gas tank.

My previous take on a related issue: Attacking BP is not so easy


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