BP’s Criminal Negligence Exposed

BP announced on June 1, 2010 that they were instituting a $20bn compensation fund to aid those affected by the oil spill, although residents complain they can't access the money. (EPA)

One year after BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, the number of lawsuits against the oil giant continues to mount.

Ryan Lambert is enraged.

The owner of a charter fishing business, he had always supported the oil industry in his home state of Louisiana.

He previously trusted BP, and the rest of the oil industry, to do the right thing in case an accident happened. But not any more. “I’m seeing people starving to death and BP won’t pay them,” said Lambert.

His business drop of 94 per cent in the last year has cost him more than $1.1mn, he told Al Jazeera, “They won’t pay me, they owe me well over a million dollars just for last year, and all they do is send more papers to fill out.”

Read the rest of the story on Al Jazeera English.