"Absurd": BP donated $23,000 to school system that hosted "oil spill lesson" -- Officials deny link


BP’s spill lesson draws criticism, Houma Today, November 14, 2010:

When eighth-graders at Oaklawn Junior High learned about oil-spill cleanup from a federal scientist Sept. 22, school leaders and event organizers deemed the presentation a success.

What they did not expect was a backlash of criticism, initially from online media watchdogs and growing to include local residents and other news media, amid claims that BP paid the school to host the event.

School officials said they received no money for the event and denied any link between it and a $23,000 BP donation to the school system in June. ...

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2 comments to "Absurd": BP donated $23,000 to school system that hosted "oil spill lesson" -- Officials deny link

  • Mac

    We have it on pretty good authority that the amount was actually $50.000; it's being looked in to.

    I love how they portray BP's involvement as a "Hey! Mind if we tag along?!" kind of deal. How stupid do they think we are???

    Wait, don't answer that.

  • soozla

    The company donates and then its pay up time. Simple. They are working on the youth. Oil gone in weeks? Commonsense says that's a lie.

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