who would have thought that offshore oil platforms could be environmentally hazardous?

clicking around the CBS news website.

BP, Transocean Accused of Negligence in Spill

“The owner and operator of the Gulf of Mexico oil rig at the center of a massive oil spill that threatens to become the worst U.S. environmental disaster in decades are being accused of negligence in a class action lawsuit.”

this story contains a link to:

Oil Spill Could Equal Damage to Exxon Valdez

“Environmental experts say the damage caused by the oil spill unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico may equal or even eclipse the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill off the southern coast of Alaska, the worst oil spill in U.S. history and one of the worst environmental disasters in decades.”

which contains a link to:

Oil Leak May be 5 Time Worse than Initial Claim

“Speaking Thursday morning to CBS News, Doug Suttles, chief operating officer for BP PLC, which leased the sunken rig, backed away from his company’s denial of Coast Guard claims a day earlier suggesting the five-fold jump, telling “Early Show” co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez, “we think the range has increased” to “somewhere between 1,000 and 5,000 barrels” per day.”

keep all of this in mind the next time you see a full-page ad in the Post for BP.