BP Is Good!!
I am all for freedom of expression and freedom of the press and stuff like that, but with it comes a certain responsibility. Get your facts straight! I think people can say what they want, but do not go around bad mouthing anyone if you are just plain wrong.
That is just what the Chicago Tribune did recently. They printed an article that said some stuff about BP’s Whiting Refinery. That is all fine and good, but the article got a lot wrong and misrepresented some facts.
Like about energy security and diversity. In the years ahead, BP plans to spend over $3 billion to modernize the refinery. That is a lot of money. The refinery will process much more heavy crude from Canada.
They operate outside of legal limits? Yeah, right! They have a new permit. This new permit allows the ammonia discharge to increase. Increase? Yes, but the levels will be less than half of those that federal guidelines allow.
At Whiting BP does not harm people or the environment. They could not stay in business if they did either. BP follows all state and federal laws and regulations to protect humans and water life. BP needs humans. They do not want a bad image to humans.
Chicago Tribune, get real! Read more here.