Today BP’s got a new boss, Mr Bob Dudley. Like anyone who starts a new job, he could do with a bit of advice.
Taking over from the gaffe-prone Tony Hayward - who headed the company during the Deepwater Horizon disaster - Bob’s hoping to draw a line under the world’s biggest oil spill and start again.
And we want to help him. We want to like BP. We believe it could be the kind of company that pioneers clean energy technology and doesn’t invest in dirty fossil fuels. It could be a company that deserves a green sunflower as its logo.
But right now that isn’t happening. BP is investing in the climate-wreaking Tar Sands in Canada and continuing its relentless push into deep water oil drilling here in UK waters.
Just a couple of weeks ago BP said it was going ahead with its plans to drill deep water wells west of Shetland next year.
Well we’re off the west of Shetland right now, having spent the past week confronting Chevron’s pursuit of the last drops of oil in these waters. And I can tell you in the rough seas here it’s incomprehensible that anyone would consider dropping a drill a mile down to hunt for yet more oil. Not only does it risk another spill that would devastate the local environment, but digging up and burning more fossil-fuels is putting us on course for a five to six degree average rise in global temperatures.
But maybe Bob can change things.
Now’s your chance to tell BP’s new boss what he should do with his company. Upload a video of your advice to Bob and see what others are saying too.
It’s only his first day, so be nice…