BPC Breaks Promises

BPC Breaks Promises

  • BPC still hasn’t paid what it owes to The Bahamas for its existing leases. What guarantees do we have they will pay in the future?
  • The current Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) deals primarily with certain aspects of exploratory drilling – it does not fully address toxic discharges into our waters from the drilling fluids or the cumulative impacts of many wells, if oil is found. This is accepted as a basic requirement of EIAs around the world.
  • The BPC Oil spill response plan is inadequate. BPC says it would respond directly to small spills but any response to a major disaster would have to come from the United States, substantially lengthening the time to respond until it is too late to avoid devastation that would occur.
  • Oil companies and other large resource extraction corporations have a long history of exploiting, polluting and threatening the sovereignty of small states.