The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not simply a random accident. Is it a conspiracy? There will be more of these spills to in the future, because the days of easy oil are over.
Anthropologist Bret Gustafson says, “BP and other oil companies have tried to portray this spill as an accident or an aberration, but in fact there are spills on off-shore and on-shore sites around the world, increasingly.” A rig sank off the coast of Venezuela in May. Last October, a rig spilled oil for two months into the Timor Sea off of Australia. There are recurring spills in virtually every oil region, such as the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Amazon and Nigeria.