Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mexico Contemplates Taking Legal Action Against BP

As the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to spew over 200,000 gallons of oil per day, Mexico's Environmental Secretary Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada says his agency is closely monitoring the impact of the oil spill on various wildlife species. The Mexican turtle species Tiny Lora also spend part of their year off the coast of Louisiana, which has been polluted by the spill. Mexico is weighing whether to take legal action against BP PLC and Quesada and his agency are looking into international environmental law to see what can be done to hold BP PLC responsible.

While the oil spill has not yet reached the shores of Mexico, and is not expected to, a representative from Greenpeace Mexico explained that the "environment has no borders."

Image Source: Mirror.co.uk
Online Source: Associated Press, Mail Online

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