Shell’s Brutus Platform Spills Oil in the Gulf of Mexico
by Rodrigo Estrada
May 13, 2016
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) reported on Thursday May 12 that it was responding to a two mile by thirteen mile sheen in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 97 miles south of Port Fourchon, LA.
The oil comes from the wells serving Royal Dutch Shell’s Brutus Platform. Vicky Wyatt, Greenpeace Campaigner said in response:
“The last thing the Gulf of Mexico needs is another oil spill. The oil and gas industry’s business-as-usual mentality devastates communities, the environment, and our climate. Make no mistake, the more fossil fuel infrastructure we have, the more spills and leaks we’ll see. This terrible situation must come to an end. President Obama can put these leaks, spills, and climate disasters behind us by stopping new leases in the Gulf and Arctic. It’s past time to keep it in the ground for good.”
Rodrigo Estrada [email protected] 202-478-6632