BP sued for violating rights of nature
A suit filed in Ecuador charges the oil giant BP with "violating the rights of Nature" for the gulf oil spill, Democracy Now reports. Filed by a group of environmentalists, the suit charges BP with harming the ocean. The Ecuadorian constitution recognizes the rights of nature across the globe.
An NPR report shows that of the 4 million barrels that flowed into the ocean, much of it sunk to the bottom of the gulf, where it remains today.
In other BP news, the company is venturing into film-making with a new feature length film about the Deepwater Horizon spill. The company told the New York Times it was for an internal audience at BP -- and not to burnish their tarnished reputation. BP has already made about 190 short documentaries for its Web site.
| November 30, 2010; 10:40 AM ET
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