What BP should pledge to do

oilbirdThe BBC is reporting that BP is pledging $500 million to study the effects of their oil that is still spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. I guess they should be doing this study, but now’s probably not the time to announce it. Right now it looks like nothing more than a PR stunt. Instead they could pledge to… you know…

  1. Stop the leak
  2. Clean the coast
  3. Give money to people that have had their livelihoods destroyed
  4. Pay for the drops in land value along the coast
  5. Promise to never do deep water drilling again
  6. Plow significantly more funds into alternative fuels

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As an aside, Crooks and Liars has a good list of things the government should be doing in this disaster.

Flickr photo by marinephotobank