BP should be held responsible in more than one way
Four things BP should be responsible for
Clean up- First and foremost BP should be responsible for the entire clean up which so far they are doing a good job at it but BP should be kept under pressure by the world because this is a very serious matter that should be taken very seriously.
Fishermen's pay- The car industry had a bailout and so did the banking industry and now the fishing industry should receive a bailout at the expense of BP. This may sound stupid but the fishing industry had nothing to do with this mess and now they will lose their livelihoods as well as a boat load of cash and BP should make sure that all fishermen who are impacted by this are taken care.
Wildlife sanctuary- BP has killed off many animals or will kill off many sea creatures due to their accident so what should be done about this? It is simple, BP needs to fork over the cash and a whole lot of it at that. BP should build a sanctuary and gather up some of the sea life that will be endangered and send them off to the sanctuary. BP should also pay for workers to run the place
Tourist industry- The tourist industry will probably suffer because of this, well the tourist industry up and down the east coast thanks too the crisis that BP has caused. A lot of people will probably be cancelling vacations to the beach and a lot of small business owners who depend on tourist will suffer and it is only fair that BP be held accountable in this area too and shell out cash to the industry for ruining their business or setting them back.
Why BP should be held accountable
There are many people reading this thinking that BP shouldn’t be responsible for aiding and helping with the four things listed above but the truth is that BP made this mess and they caused it so they need to be held responsible. BP's responsibility should go far beyond just paying cleanup costs because much more is lost than the ocean such as the ocean's sea life ( a lot of animals are going or have died ), fishermen losing their livelihood and the tourist industry in some areas are going to take a big hit. It was not any of these people fault but BP's and they should be forced to pay cash out.
Gas prices going up, is it a possibilty
With all the money that BP is shelling out just for the clean up the likely hood of them doing anything else is probably very slim. With the amount of money BP is spending one has to wonder if they are going to raise gas prices and oil by a lot which many agree that BP will do just that in the future and how is this fair to anybody? If they raise oil and gas prices than BP should definitely help out in all the four areas listed throughout this article. BP has caused a major disaster and needs to be held accountable and not just receive a slap on the wrist.