Voice of the People
In regards to British Petroleum increasing pollution discharges into Lake
Michigan, I would like to remind everyone that it is our lake. It belongs to
the people of the United States. It most particularly belongs to the people
of Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan.
IT DOES NOT belong to a foreign oil company, nor to narrow-minded state and
federal bureaucrats, who have sold out to industry money and influence.
The 30 million people who depend upon this unique and fragile resource need
to take back control of what is rightfully ours. If we lose the lake it will
be gone forever!
BP is expanding its Whiting plant to process Canadian shale crude oil. These
reserves are potentially as large as those of the Middle East.
BP will reap billions and billions of dollars of profit from these
operations. They have been making obscene profits from us for years. They can
well afford to put more money into creating ways to pollute less. Let them
live up to their “Green Commercials”.
BP will not listen to the reasonable pleas of responsible people. They will
listen when those reasonable people start hurting their profits.
1. Residents of Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, Michigan must stop buying BP
We have many, many choices that it will not create a hardship on us. Besides
BP is one of the more expensive brands anyway. Have they given us any breaks
at the pump lately? Oh, you will hear the wales and cries of job losses from
industry spokesmen and politicians, you know it’s all so much B.S.!
2. Residents of Indiana: We must cast out the current administration of Mitch
Daniels and his industry-favoring bureaucrats. They have sold out the people
of this state in scheme after scheme. (I am sorry to say I voted for him.)
3. We must serve warning to others who want to pollute our lake in the
The Great Lakes are too valuable of a resource to lose to Greed and Profit.