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well here and you spiller are now labile for doing long term medical surveillance how exxon avoided it was by misrepresenting the information as cold simple. facts on managed to successfully hide these documents from the media from the people from the sick workers from the court from the federal health care officials b.p. is following pretty closely everything that axon do. we were actually flying over the disaster site on sunday april twenty fifth and what we saw when you're out there were two airplanes were flying over and already carpet bombing this bill with this person and i started to notice that the planes and helicopters were flying over they were dropping the stuff the spray they were really secretive about where those planes were coming from and when they were going out they didn't really want shoes taken abuse planes coming down because it looked
like spraying in vietnam it was it was not a picture that either the government or b.p. really wanted to have out there carex it is toxic it's toxic to people it's toxic to the environment what it does is it breaks apart the oil into something called a myself a little oil bubble that's wrapped in the solving the in the hydrophilic you know lipophilic into them and they form little packages around their oil which says spins the oil in the water column they're called myself these my cells go around and they absorb on to biological tissue they're absorbing on to sand grains they're absorbing onto raindrop particles they're absorbing up into the clouds and they're raining down as stinging rain on people who then get rashes just like this person's urge a sign to go through limp it's in the oil they go through the lip in the sound they break down. the sound wall which is
a liquid membrane they take that whale into the sound into the organs or rattling their delivery system where they go around. it south it is toxic to every organ system in the body and the mixture dispersed in an oil is much more toxic then either oil alone or dispersant fisherman here have been exposed to this mixture they have literally got ulcerated skin it's not hard to find these people we have between four to five million people in this directly affected area of the coast and it's pretty clear why it's not being reported because b.p. can't afford to have a reported and by default u.s. government can't afford to have it reported the ones who can afford to move have moved and the ones that can't are just begging for help. this is hugh councilman he has worked for the p.a.
for four decades is the lead researcher on toxics. the whistle on high levels of toxics at the now famous love canal he also blew the whistle on the need to protect nine eleven cleanup workers from exposure to toxic dust and now he's trying to blow the whistle on the toxic dispersants used by b.p. dispersions or. and they're used to an a minus the. so that it's not as visible to the public in other words they're used for a cover up oil alone in a body of water will rise to the surface there it's collectable it's containable but instead of actually containing it there dispersant was used of the eighteen dispersants on the e.p.a.'s authorized list twelve are more effective on the wheezy and a sweet crude than corrects it. b.p.
chose to use the only dispersant so toxic that it's banned its own country of england the pill ever has been reluctant to stop using core which we're told has been banned in great britain for the last ten years why it's toxic to human beings on may fifteenth two thousand and ten the e.p.a. approved b.p. to use carex it under the surface of the water b.p. and its contractors started injecting thousands of gallons of corrects a day into the cult when they decided to do the subsurface injection the use of robotic arms to shoot the dispersants down at the blowout site five thousand feet below the surface of the gulf that it never did for. four days later the e.p.a. issued an order giving b.p. twenty four hours to find a less toxic dispersant b.p. chief operating officer doug suttles responded by saying that b.p.
would continue to use carex it. was a set up to protect the. and and sort of do a dance for a few days b.p. use a tremendous amount of this persons and the e.p.a. says you got to cut it back seventy five percent. and so the people back seventy five percent but they increased it so much they kept using the same. in january of two thousand and nine president obama appointed lisa jackson to head the e.p.a. jackson the louisiana native holds a graduate degree in chemical engineering from princeton and is very familiar with the a facts of chemicals because there are scientific unknowns we had to make the decisions that a series of trade us and basically in common language it was either nothing or in moderation. b.p.'s penalties.
are tied to how much oil. has been released and why the head of the ts he said if you said i would to either ban or limit the use of dispersants could you have the power to act unilaterally i believe i do chairman but i do want my lawyers to get you a response i know going in but but that's a question you needed to know from day one ms jackson forget about cleve a forget about the natural resource the average just for releasing that oil just for releasing oil. tens of billions of dollars of foreign well if you can. released. those pictures down from twenty five billion to maybe one or two billion . billion dollars here a billion dollars in return for real movie. the company that makes corrects it now coke is
a joint venture with exxon mobil that's received over twenty four million dollars in u.s. government contracts over the past decade. now co shares directors with b.p. and exxon mobil. according to its own web site now co has some pretty influential fans so from here to here this is the scope the distance about five hundred miles. respiratory problems central nervous system problems the headaches and dizziness and nausea and the skin problems the intense rashes there are hundreds of thousands of people who are dosed with high amounts of toxic material the or risk of having severe health effects often we're told don't worry honey we'll take care of you and it won't hurt we'll we didn't find out that a very good product what we thought was a good product turns out to have vial consequences i don't want dispersants to be
the feed just big enough. to get. on. the t.v. and people think he did. i think this is a big. after even more scrutiny surrounding b.p.'s continued use of correct said b.p. quietly announced in july they had stopped spraying dispersant the oil was gone and so were the dead animals. to verify this we interviewed keith seal an b.p.'s incident commander but b.p. denied permission to use his interview. three months later in september we snuck onto beaches where b.p. was working to find the truth or selves.
at night the oil was clearly visible beaches or some young fish as you can see there climbed up into a clump of well dead wildlife was also prevalent now risking ourselves by turning these early the lights on. to tell that something's america they should be put respirators on the. t.v. station is just right across this cut. despite the piece claims they had stopped spraying our cameras caught the still transporting and spraying dispersants. should already become cashier played man. brought it right now. can't think of a place like louisiana as the state it is an oil it is only controlled
by the oil industry. i ran one of the regulatory agencies in resound it was the environmental quality agency the oil and gas industry lobbyists run our halls every day i mean they're talking to people in the. that might have some say over how they would regulate oil and gas same time they're making campaign contributions in every election that comes along when the time comes for a vote i've seen the oil and gas industry for example kill environmental bills just by putting the. where is the trust element here because even if they even if we have these internet groups break themselves away or attempt to break away from the n.s.a. they have other ways of finding getting into data anyway there's a bunch of ways a good day to become a doctor and i think one of the things that's really surprising about what the
n.s.a. tried to do is that they tried to find every possible way of getting data but we all know that other governments have surveillance and that governments are actually working with them so it's not just the united states it's the governments you know if you're among the know what is what do we think james bond all those kind of things that stuff happened way before the internet so i agree with you completely but rape the difference is this is the u.s. government says we don't do these things and we keep finding out that they do these things and even more. like joe did you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy shrek allmers. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of
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breaking news a little tonnage of angles kidneys stories. are you here. then sure i'll teach spanish to find out more visit i don't call tito it's comb. it's the same corruption that affects the louisiana options on a larger scale and washed. ashore texas. louisiana the political structure the economic structure of those states or so. where the liberal would issues. one thing that is unique about louisiana's were tiny state politically we have single digits in terms of electoral votes but we
have an incredible influence on on the national political scene the senate is the most we now apportioned body in the world you have two senators from each state you have two senators from louisiana and two senators from california the california if it was a nation would be the seventh largest nation in the world and louisiana is not close to that. the senate say only legislative assembly in the world that has a super majority to get things done they need sixty votes to get things done so it only takes a few senators to stop the initiative of the house of representatives. the senate has the power to veto any bill created in the house up to one hundred eleven energy related belts proposed in the last decade every bill that contain provisions for alternative energy was blocked. the only bills that became law with the five that subsidized fossil fuels and nuclear. another factor that contributes to the
lack of regulation by congress is the proverbial revolving door. over the santa congressional delegation is known as the all delegations are senators when every tarak go to work as a lobbyist for walling gas there's a two year cooling off period before you can become a lobbyist out of the senate to her lot resigned from the senate one month before the end of the session so he didn't have to wait two years he only had to wait one year and then he had a party with john breaux invited all kinds of people. celebrate when the one year was over and now the bro a lobbying firm is very successful they have lots of energy clients lots of oil and violence little clients gas clients and them a lot of power. you're of the oil industry which is enormously powerful which provides huge amounts of
money in campaign contributions but this is a very very short law if you present five year if washington d.c. and they got the number of people on their wish. with only five hundred thirty congress members the ratio of lobbyists to congress in d.c. is almost one hundred to one there's probably one hundred thousand people in the lobbying business in washington d.c. so it's a big business after the federal government lobbies the next biggest business he wants you to see some. lobbyist function as the razor to guard dogs from fagin history making sure congress does their bit but big loyal uses a far more aggressive means of tightening its leash around congress' neck here's the reality you're sitting there is a billionaire you make money making money maybe you're exxon mobil you should know contribute to self only front organization which can then millions and millions of
millions of dollars on television ads into campaigns for this country what it really is saying is that we are giving unbelievable power to him full of people who control the politics and the nature of our democracy. on a national scale fuel companies have huge power over our government. didn't we throw those oil guys out in the last election. didn't we elect the guy who is going to change things. i believe that. every political stripe are desperate they are hungry for a new kind of hope that. most people go into go to go in because they care about what happens there to change something. i will never forget this for
a truly belongs to. it belongs to you. it belongs to you. broke obama over in the most successful campaign ever it was very smart it was very well done it was particularly laid out and they capitalized on the desperation in this country and it was so prevalent i don't want them. to bring about is sensible energy policy in this. billion dollars this past quarter. to go a lot of people on the left to demonize president bush thought it was all about evil president bush and if you could just get rid of bush and lightnin it would take over interviewed all be driving around in solar powered cars and life would be beautiful within three or four weeks. chris hedges it's a form of your correspondent author of nine books and
a member of the new york times pulitzer prize winning team a democracy gives expression to the desires and concerns of ordinary citizens whether that's through the press or the labor unions whether that's culture. an oligarchy system co-ops all those institutions if you were a billion it you can sit down and say ok i'm going to put three hundred thousand dollars into the race in colorado four hundred thousand dollars into mexico half a million dollars into vermont and you spread the money and nobody has to know who . what am i to do that with no disclosure whatsoever this is a huge step backwards for democracy it's a step forward for oligarchy where a handful of extraordinarily wealthy individuals and large corporations have a major major major influence over all political life after the obama administration came in with his big hopes of changing everything getting serious
about energy getting serious about global warming in certain ways has been as disappointing as president bush was. there's a great deal of in tipis the distrust even anger toward liberals and i don't think it's misplaced it was the democratic party under bill clinton that deregulated the banking system allowed our commercial banks to become hedge funds and precipitated the meltdown that we are now undergoing. this was done consciously bill clinton understood that if he did corporate bidding he would get over money can buy the one nine hundred ninety s. the democratic party late ninety's and fund raising parity with the republican party and by the time barack obama ran for president they got more. when have the american people been as betrayed investing so much hope energy money and brock obama's campaign. today we're announcing the expansion of offshore oil and
gas exploration. smuggling take responsibility for solving this crisis and the president and the buck stops with me. obama flies down to florida jumps in the water briefly with his daughter for the photo op and from that point on most of the media has left beaches all along the gulf coast are clean they are safe and they're open for business that's one of the reasons michelle sasha and i are here in reality neither he nor his daughter touched. the water of the gulf they swam at st andrews bay a protected area. what happened with safety regulations in the gulf of mexico in the wake of the b.p. disaster rename a couple of agencies change a couple of faces business as usual full steam ahead what does that tell you. the administration that promised us change made no alteration to be antiquated
spill response plan that still cites wall horses as the most threatened species in the gulf of mexico and it still lists deceased people as the contacts in case one emergency. obama might have had a good reason to tread carefully when he dealt the spill the largest oil consumer in the world is the u.s. department of defense and guess which company is the pentagon's single largest supplier of fuel to b.p. is the single largest oil contributor to the pentagon the us war machine is heavily reliant upon b.p. and their oil. during the last ten years b.p. has been the single largest energy contractor to the various branches of the u.s. military receiving over seventeen billion dollars in direct contracts for jet and diesel fuel oil is true and b.p. in particular is crucial to the military intelligence and diplomatic complex.
on june sixteenth two thousand and ten obama called the meeting at the white house with b.p.'s c.e.o. tony hayward it's managing director bob dudley and its chairman of the board carl and rex van burke the u.s. government took no action against b.p. or its executives instead it agreed that b.p. would simply create the claims fine for victims of the oil spill the people of the goals have my commitment that b.p. will meet its obligations. to them. as publicly pledged to make good on the claims that almost of the people in the gulf i hear coleman sometimes love large oil companies are greedy companies or don't fly. dudley's no three days each week have to the. last.
four days after his meeting with president obama tony hayward was enjoying the yacht race in england. instead of being fired in the wake of the gulf oil spill hayward was sent to run b.p.'s operations in russia and it was back to business as usual if you can for tony hayward just another one out of their frankenstein machine with a different hairdo and a different name they all operate they say you've got to get the oil out the cheapest way is the filthiest most dangerous way in the most corrupt way. that's what makes these guys rich. by january of two thousand and eleven the obama administration announced it would start issuing permits for new drilling operations in the gulf of mexico why you may wonder big oil is paying the federal government or percentage of walty that comes out of each barrel that comes out of the ground
it's an enormous amount of money. behind the i.r.s. the collection of offshore oil field revenues and royalties is the second largest generator of money for the united states government. the first new permit issued by the obama administration was for a well in the gulf of mexico operated in partnership with b.p. . just displaying lessons. battle in charge of being responsible for the. assume or searching for the. past me of the impossible are two you there are seeing is a proud open furnace was a pursues to change this stuff.
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a step forward for oligarchy carex it is toxic is a look a lot like spraying in vietnam it was and it was not a picture that either the government or b.p. really wanted to have out there i don't want dispersants to be the agent on. his bills. right on the scene. of. the first strike. and i think the church. recorder's.
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