Essay on BP’s Gulf Oil Spill
Naomi Klein’s article “After the Spill” in the January 2011 edition of Nation magazine discusses a scientific excursion by boat in the northern section of the Gulf of Mexico. According to David Hollander, the marine …show more content…
Not only does Klein not back up her remarks with facts, but her allegations are so scandalous that this writer is surprised they were even published.
The federal government also takes a direct hit from Klein. Although toxicity in the Gulf did not even reach 1% of EPA standards, Kelin was still unhappy with the Unified Area Command’s report (18). Next, she aimed her sights on NOAA’s National Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process. The NRDA process collects scientific information that will assist the government in assigning a dollar figure for damages caused and fine responsible parties. However, Klein stated that she is not convinced that the NRDA process will punish the responsible parties (Klein 18).
Klein assumes that her readers are unintelligent. Rather than listing the pertinent information and allowing the readers to reach a conclusion that coincides with Klein’s viewpoint, she instead relies on