From the very beginning, British Petroleum has been lying, and for some reason US government agencies have been aiding and abetting their cover-up. And the mainstream media doesn't seem that interested, considering what's on the line.
First of all, we know BP lied about how much oil was spilling into the Gulf, so they wouldn't have to pay the fines (I believe they were being fined by the gallon). They sprayed a bunch (*42 million gallons*) of toxic dispersant (Corexit) into the Gulf to drive the oil from the surface where at least it could be dealt with in one visible glob, into tiny droplets that penetrate the depths of the ocean. (Out of sight, out of mind, right boys?)
There are reports that this spraying is still going on:
Corexit Is Being Sprayed at Night, Even Now (According to BP Vessel of Opportunity Workers and Others)
So now we (supposedly) can't see the oil, but does that mean it doesn't exist? Does that mean it's safe to eat food from the Gulf?
Fishermen find oil and dispersants on Mississippi shrimping and oyster grounds
Gulf oil spill still a threat to seafood, JAMA study indicates
link to www.mcclatchydc.com
Gulf Shrimpers Find Oil In Reopened Fishing Areas. Governnment Says "Shut Up". Sierra Club Alleges Areas Were Solely Reopened to Limit BP's Liability
So basically, BP doesn't want to keep paying shrimpers not to fish, so they're saying "there's no oil here, the seafood is perfectly safe to harvest" and for some ungodly reason the US government is backing them up. WHY???