Persons purporting to represent Buccaneer Petroleum and the feds promise to do the right thing.
Naturally, it was a hoax.
From Facing South:
First, a representative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announce a ban on toxic dispersants, as well as a free health care plan for spill and cleanup victims. Then a BP co-presenter expressed regret for his company’s past actions, and said the oil giant would foot the bill for the new health care plan.
Alas, it turned out too good to be true. The officials were imposters, and the scene was a clever piece of political theater organized by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a leading critic of energy industry pollution and advocate for stronger environmental health standards.