BP Not Helping Ecosystem
British company BP was in the news a lot last year, and not in a positive light. At the beginning of August they made it into the news here again, and again it was not positive. A BP security guard was attempting to scare away a polar bear, a threatened species, that was in the North Slope area of Alaska. He thought he was shooting the polar bear with a beanbag device, in reality it was pyrotechnic "cracker" shells.
BP has been working on the North Slope in Alaska for over 35 years, have had hundreds of polar bear sightings, and this was the first polar bear death. The polar bear died 11 days after being shot. BP guards were monitoring the polar bear after the incident. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife are investigating. From International Business Times.