What a mess. At least now there is more information coming out about the lead up to the disaster, and how BP has a record of operating out of compliance with safety regulations.
So we can see how a corporation puts profit before the precautionary principle, and before the interests of life and health.
I am going to drop a few links here to articles that I think are important in terms of developing a more full understanding of the background and full scope of this disaster.
From Truthout.org: Ex-EPA officials ask why isn't BP under criminal investigation
Greg Palast: BP's other oil mess this week
NYT: Photo gallery
Video: what BP does not want you to see
Democracy Now! Oil disaster responders being hospitalized due to toxic exposure
Could the problem have been avoided?
NYT: Panel finds BP had evidence of problem with oil well long before disaster
NYT: Documents show earlier worries about safety of rig
What if BP let the disaster happen intentionally...
Does it make sense for people to profit from environmentally destructive activities?