Kurt Mix, an engineer for BP, has been arrested and charged with obstruction of justice. Read the HuffPost article with updates here.
It didn’t seem that long ago when the news was dominated by a live video feed of oil constantly leaking out at the bottom of the ocean, and that thousands of barrels of oil were leaking, every single day. But, like all news stories, this one fell to the wayside after a while, with people promptly putting to the back of their minds the environmental devastation that has been done and the destruction of so many homes.
I think that people who were not affected by disasters like these often think that, after a while, something must have been done (such as lots of aids) and things are once again fine in the Gulf, as if miracle workers came and cleaned the place up like nothing ever happened. Such is a recurring theme that I visit when devastating disasters occur, that the general public tend to forget about the catastrophe even as many are still fighting for their compensation and survival.
For an in-depth look at this matter, check out Rachel Maddow’s April 20th show, here. She highlights that, not only has very little been done by the oil companies to improve the spill containment and disaster prevention, but, worse yet, nothing has been done by the United States Congress to keep events like these from happening again.