BP Answers Your Questions About The Oil Spill Live
Google, YouTube and PBS Newshour have partnered to create a one hour program called “America Speaks to BP”.
Robert Dudley is now in charge of BP’s oil spill response in the Gulf. He will be on live YouTube’s CitizenTube and the PBS NewsHour site today, July 1st, at 3:30 pm ET, 12:30 pm PT or 19:30 GMT. Robert will respond directly to your questions and concerns in a live session moderated by the PBS NewsHour’s Ray Suarez.
Visit CitizenTube to view the questions, vote on the ones you would like to see asked or submit your own in video or written form. Over 500 questions have been submitted so far.
As I was viewing them I saw a question from Drew Wheelan of the American Birding Association rising to the top of the Environmental Impact topic. He writes:
Does BP still maintain that it is worth the potential health risks to humans and the marine environment, and unforeseeable consequences of the use of dispersants such as Corexit due to lack of testing in the environments in which BP is using them?
Questions are coming from people in the Gulf, but from people all over the world as well. Here is one question I found particular moving in the Clean Up Plan topic. It’s from Humberto Piaguaje. He says:
I am from the Secoya indigenous people of Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. We have suffered from contamination caused by Chevron-Texaco. For the local Houma Tribe, what will you do to ensure they will not suffer as we have for more than forty years?
Hear it in his own words in the video below.
Update: If you missed it, the entire interview with BP’s Robert Dudley is available on the PBS NewsHour website.