For Immediate Release, March 26, 2014

Contact: Valerie Love, (510) 274-9713,

Just Two Weeks After Being Cleared, BP Spills Again

SAN FRANCISCO— Statement on BP’s oil spill in Lake Michigan from Valerie Love, No Keystone XL Campaigner with the Center for Biological Diversity:

“The fact that literally days after BP was cleared to bid on federal oil and gas leases the company is cleaning up yet another spill — this one threatening the drinking water of 7 million people — sends a clear message. Not only can BP not be trusted to safely process crude oil, it’s obviously not capable of handling highly corrosive and toxic Alberta tar sands.”

“As President Obama considers whether to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, he cannot ignore the fact that less than a year after BP’s $4 billion Whiting refinery overhaul to process heavy Canadian tar sands oil the operation has proved to be unsafe. Now’s the time to draw a firm line and refuse to put corporate profits from dirty fossil fuels above the health and safety of our children and our environment.” 

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 675,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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