Earth Day and the 2 Year Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

While BP (formerly British Petroleum) is not one of our Sordid 16, it is undoubtedly very sordid. Since the Sordid 16 targets only Swarthmore’s domestic equity holdings, BP – a British company – unfortunately doesn’t qualify. Just because they don’t qualify for the Sordid 16 now, though, doesn’t mean we won’t target them in the future. Today marks both Earth Day and the 2 year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which continues to devastate communities in the Gulf Coast. The Huffington Post today released a retrospective of oil spills around the world since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.  Check the spill descriptions for shout-outs to Sordid 16-ers ExxonMobil, Chevron and Conoco Phillips!

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