What do you do with people who have committed one of history’s most egregious crimes against the environment? And managed to kill 11 empoyees in the process?
However, it’s been demonstrated repeatedly that the powers-that-be are loathe to impose such penalties. Perhaps because they, too, are powerful people. Peers and colleagues of a sort. Fellow Good Ol’ Boys. They all have investments (literally) in each other.
So, what to do? As angry as I am, I’ll tell you what I’d like to see right now. I’d like to see a couple of those pompous BP bosses hauled out about five miles off the Louisiana coast and kicked overboard.
Tell them if they can swim to shore through all that oil, they’re free to go.
Let the punishment fit the crime.