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.”


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Rodrigo Estrada

By Rodrigo Estrada

Rodrigo Estrada is an expert on legal communication. He is the global communications manager of the climate justice and liability project. Currently at Greenpeace Canada, Rodrigo has appeared in a wide range of international outlets such as CNN, Bloomberg, Vice, and many more.

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