The Oil Industry's history since the end of World War II is enmeshed in the creation and triumph of the National Security State.
The hope that the Oil Industry stranglehold on this nation can easily be defeated because of the heinous BP Oil Crime seems to be a futile hope.To understand why I say that, it is necessary to understand what incredible power the Oil Industry has accrued since being placed on equal footing with our institutions of government.
As an introduction to this you MUST SEE how this happened, and you can in PART FIVE of the documentary, "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power". It mentions the AntiTrust Exemption given to the Oil Industry after World War II which empowered the Oil Industry to continue to become more monopolistic and concentrate its wealth and power. PLEASE check out the video at the link.
And that wealth and power eventually succeeded in controlling government and our foreign policy.
PLEASE check it out. I think watching it will help you understand why BP is, at this very moment, calling all the shots in the Gulf, censoring reporters and photographers, restricting air space in the area of the devastating BP pollution, refusing OSHA and EPA air quality testing, and clarifying that no President is powerful enough to hold an oil company accountable.