The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has already been described as the biggest environmental crisis in US history. The efforts to stop the leak, repair the damage to the ecosystem and compensate those whose livelihoods depend on clean waters will come at a tremendous cost to BP. We still don’t know what the final bill will be — or how BP and its reputation will manage.
Tough questions are rightly being asked of the oil industry, but the disaster raises wider issues than the culpability of a few companies. It poses a fundamental question about whether our dependency on oil and other fossil fuels is sustainable.… Seguir leyendo »