On January 20, 1990 a Channel 4 documentary series called Scottish Eye aired Slick Operators. The documentary tells the story of BP’s role in the Exxon Valdez oil spill and their lies in the aftermath of the spill. Sadly it is still very relevant today. BP is the largest owner of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and was responsible for many of the failures that led to the catastrophe in Prince William Sound. They claimed that many of the safety measures they were supposed to have in place would have been impossible, yet they were using them at an oil terminal in Scotland.
Greg Palast and I have talked about BP’s responsibility dodged during the Exxon Valdez Spill. Sadly, the BP Gulf catastrophe was was too predictable.
Please take the time to watch this film. It’s not just a history, it’s our present and our future.