Governor Jindal Opposes BP's Ad Campaign

The Louisiana governor calls the oil company out for spending more money on advertising than disaster relief

Due to a recent advertising campaign from BP that alleges that the company is a “victim of fraud” from Gulf Coast residents reporting fraudulent claims from the Deepwater Horizon spill, Governor Bobby Jindal has taken a stand. According to the DeSmogBlog, Jindal publicly stated at the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council that he disapproves of the oil company spending millions of dollars on their advertising instead paying for their Clean Water Act and Natural Resources Damage liabilities.

GovernorJindalThe ad campaign, which can be seen here, suggests that those affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster on the Gulf Cost are reporting fraudulent claims. The article on DeSmogBlog reports the ads suggest “the families impacted by the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill are greedy and corrupt – it’s the mirror opposite of reality.” The ad tells viewers to call a hotline to report fraudulent claims.

According to an article from MotherJones, BP could fall $6 billion short of their $8 billion spill damages fund that was setup after the spill, while they’re spending millions of dollars on television advertising.

BP has responded to Jindal’s accusation by saying that Jindal “misinterpreted” BP’s legal framework regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster as well as their track record in the Gulf Coast.

The spill killed 11 men and poured four million barrels of oil into the Gulf Coast. BP has yet to pay all of their damage claims.

For more information, visit:

Download Center

  • Monitoring and Reporting on Air Emissions for Regulators and the Real World

    When it comes to managing compliance and regulatory issues surrounding air emissions, there are no easy jobs. With interviews from practitioners from American Electric Power, Red Cedar Gathering, Trinity Consultants, and Cority, this eBook provides practical advice to advance your air emissions monitoring and reporting programs.

  • What Every EHS Professional Should Know About ESG

    Join experts from Arcadis and Cority on April 27th to learn the most common ESG reporting frameworks and how technology can help you improve reporting efficiency, identify areas for improvement, and create defensible audit trails.

  • Green Quadrant EHS Software 2021

    Read the new report by independent analyst firm, Verdantix, to get an unbiased comparison of the 22 most prominent EHS software vendors in the industry.

  • RFP Template for Waste Management Software

    Learn the essential questions to ask when evaluating waste management software solutions with this free, ready-to-use RFP template

  • 5 Keys to Best-in-Class Chemical Management

    Running a safe chemical program is challenging and complex: from knowing what's on-site to proper handling and disposal - all while navigating regulatory changes. Learn the best ways to mitigate chemical risk, get the most value out of your data, and gain buy-in for a chemical management solution.

Featured Webinar