Dead Sea Turtles

Just another day in BP’s world:

Dr. Brian Stacey of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told NPR last week that, although there are five different species of sea turtle in the Gulf of Mexico, the majority of the ones found affected by the oil spill are Kemp’s Ridleys, “the rarest of them all.”

Ellis confirmed that he’s mostly been seeing Kemp’s Ridleys.

Mike Michael at reports that Kemp’s Ridleys are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Harming or killing one “carries stiff fines and civil penalties ($500-$25,000) assessed for each violation. Criminal penalties include possible prison time and fines from $25,000-$50,000.”

Michael suggests that, given the size of the fines BP could face as a result of the turtle deaths, the company may be happy to let turtles burn, as it would make it impossible to calculate exactly how many turtles died. He notes that the bodies of dead animals are being kept as evidence to determine how much in fines BP will be liable for.

“Is BP destroying evidence to keep their liability down?” he asks. “Is anyone going to stop them?”

No, they won’t.

BP Burning Sea Turtles Alive [Raw Story]

People are trying to stop them. Takes a while.

@karen marie: People need to do time in Angola State Prison for this.

@Dodgerblue: LOL!

ADD: I don’t have TV, so I have missed all the fun.

@Dodgerblue: This is when I hope there’s a hell so these assholes can burn forever.

@Cynica: Next to the circle of hell for people who hurt doggies and children.

my adbot is telling me i’ll find all the answers in jeebus and also to buy disount cosmetics for $3.99, so i keep thinking of the fact based movie,
“…and the band played on”

you are in my thoughts lefty. so very sorry. check in when you can xoxo

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