BP Gulf Oil Spill Devastation

Posted: June 23, 2010
BP Gulf Oil Spill Devastation

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a growing problem that is devastating an area that was just only getting itself back on its feet after Hurricane Katrina. Kevin Pereira ventured south to talk to the victims of the oil spill and how we can help.

Watch PART 2 of this special report with Kevin Pereira, where he investigates the harsh effect of the oil spill on the environment and wildlife.

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    The part of how he speaks of the dots being connected was just epic, I didn't really get how big this was until i saw this

    Posted: June 26, 2010 4:17 AM
  • chickenwingthing

    ou know somethings up when even places like G4 are paying attention. I'm sorry but what the hell does BP think they're doing, nothing makes sense to me. I mean I live in south Florida, and the restaurant I work at really depends on fresh catches from the gulf, and business is already down enough as it is. Idk in my opinion they've been doing everything wrong since day one, well more like day 15 but you get what I mean.

    Posted: June 25, 2010 8:23 PM
  • LtGeordiLaforge

    You really don't get a full understanding of just how bad the spill is until you see it in person. I was down there this week and it looks like a war zone, the water is blood red and workers in hazmat suits are cleaning up 24/7. Just yesterday I walked down to the beach and it looked perfectly clear when a young boy ran out of the ocean stained orange, then you look and a 20 foot wide band of oil reaching for miles is washing in until there was enough oil the police had to post signs making it illegal to enter the water. Its bad.

    Posted: June 25, 2010 7:57 PM
  • Darlux

    Thank you Kevin and thank you G4 for taking the time to go out and cover this story.

    Posted: June 25, 2010 7:46 PM
  • littleb242

    the whole situation is fubar, there should be a nation wide bocott on BP untill the fix this.

    Posted: June 25, 2010 5:58 PM
  • Nathiest

    I've applied for work. I got one email response. I hope they hire me. I really want to get paid! I mean help. I really do.

    Posted: June 25, 2010 5:18 PM
  • LeBigMac

    What are they sitting in a church?

    Posted: June 25, 2010 5:01 PM
  • Topshonuff

    Sometimes, It's the little things that people do make a big difference.. To some people it doesn't mean anything at all, but to others their grateful that you did.. You just have to make 1 person to believe it.. Thanks for the Journalism, this is what G4TV is..

    Posted: June 24, 2010 9:15 PM
  • flameneko

    ok i............well my mom says why not put a damn houmungo cinderblock on it and cement that bitch closed!!!!!! (with the BP CEO in it) i would put some mighty putty in that bitch really though... just sayin

    Posted: June 24, 2010 6:00 PM
  • Bloodnguts

    I would love to see Kevin continue his work and report on our governments pathetic response to this situation. It doesn't matter what your politics are - it is clear that our government isn't doing enough,if you really care about the what's going on down there, you'll report on all of the reasons that this situation is getting out of control.

    Posted: June 24, 2010 5:29 PM
  • Chrisagent75

    Thank you Kevin for taking your time to shed light on this
    topic. I've been watching the coverage of oil spill more
    locally than nationally. Last night I've watched a local
    news special and BP spokesman mentioned that they
    have set they have given a$500 million dollar
    grant to an environmental program that
    studies the effects of the gulf coast.
    this show that they are committed to
    helping the gulf coast

    Also mentioned BP is in it for the long haul.
    and the $20 billon dollars was set aside
    to payout claims to alabamians. So far
    the paid out $20 million dollars to

    This is information that i've heard from
    the special Furthermore I've forgive
    BP and my prayer are with the
    Gulf Coast and the people that
    are affected by it.

    Thank you Kevin for caring about the gulf coast.

    Posted: June 24, 2010 2:47 PM
  • slimmer

    Wow I'm impressed , go Kevin go.
    This will happen again and again just like it has so many times before and the same things will be said over and over but it will still happen again and again.

    Posted: June 24, 2010 10:57 AM
  • RastaRicky

    I'm really happy to see G4 paying attention to this issue and helping spread awareness. Good job!

    Posted: June 24, 2010 2:42 AM
  • Leskovar

    Good to see G4 cares enough to do this with their airtime and good job Kevin on actually going there. Let's not forget though that 11 people were killed in this mess and I didn't hear a single mention of that. Some BP and trans-ocean folks need to be hauled off to a lovely Louisiana prison and do some time for that.

    Posted: June 24, 2010 12:36 AM
  • ruger365

    I am from the gulf coast and let me tell you how little BP is doing. Shrimping is a giant industry here that is directly shut down from this spill. A friend of mine pays every bill he has to pay by fishing the gulf for shrimp on shrimping boat which is no small vessel. This requires them being able to sell the shrimp they caught to refill the tank on the boat and pay the bills. No one is buying gulf shrimp anymore signs have been posted in restaraunts stating shrimp imported. Thats half our economy down here. the little they have caught have died or been sold at low prices for bait. no shrimp=no money therefore BP decided to compensate his family and others like his with a 5000 dollar sum. This 5000 does not pay for enough gas to facilitate a single fishing trip. Thats bullsh*# BP. Thanks for caring g4

    Posted: June 23, 2010 10:52 PM
  • Foxlore

    Kudos to Kevin for going after this one and to G4 for running the story. I can imagine there are some younger gamers out there who never watch the regular news or read a paper, so having this story come through might convey some of the severity of the issue.

    Posted: June 23, 2010 10:40 PM
  • standupnt

    Ugh i feel sick! Hundreds of thousands of animals are dying because a company cuts corners on safety just to save them money...

    Posted: June 23, 2010 10:15 PM
  • J_Boolihans

    @jorel22, take it easy. I guess you prefer to have the news read to you by a stiff with a corn cob up the bum. Really, the evening news is not an efficient means of disseminating information anyways. If you are taking yourself so seriously, then read and research it online. As far as I'm concerned there is no topic that should be off limits to AOTS.

    Posted: June 23, 2010 9:22 PM
  • thisdudeabides

    I am a native from the great, now oily city of New Orleans. Home of them Saints, jazz music, good food, rich architecture, the French Quarter, and Mardi Gras. I also have been a occasional watcher of Attack Of The Show, Kevin bringing the comedy Olivia bringing the eye candy. After today's show however, i regret that i will have to change my mind! G4's coverage of this catastrophic event has made me a lifetime member of the AOTS fanbase! It means more than words can express to see Kevin and AOTS respond so passionately about covering this hellish event. The more this story gets broadcasted, the larger the response will grow. On behalf of all the residents of the gulf coast i want to say your time and effort spent on making these segments (one more tomorrow) is greatly appreciated, and thank you for being able to take a few minutes to talk about something in a serious light on a show geared more with comedy and entertainment. By the way Kevin+Olivia+French Maid Outfits+Giant Pie=Classic!! Yall keep up the good work AOTS! WHO DAT?!?

    Posted: June 23, 2010 8:01 PM
  • jorel22

    Its nice to see that G4 can get out of their snarky heads and do a report on this but truthfully i can't take anything a guy who drnks hotsauce and makes penis jokes for a living seriously stick with gaming and entertainment boys and girls

    Posted: June 23, 2010 7:38 PM