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BP Tries To Cover Up Its Oil Spill And Accidentally Poisons The Gulf Of Mexico AGAIN

In a plot so devious and underhanded I'm surprised James Bond hasn't appeared yet, BP uses a toxic chemical called (ironically) Corexit to make the oil less visible to planes and boats. By using Corexit, BP is able to pretend that it's cleaning up the oil in record time when it's actually spreading it throughout the ocean and making actual environmental recovery much more difficult. According to three studies, the use of Corexit has increased the toxicity of the oil by up to 52 times. For an extra point, who owns a huge percentage of the company that makes Corexit? Yep, you guessed it. BP.

BP Tries To Cover Up Its Oil Spill And Accidentally Poisons The Gulf Of Mexico AGAIN
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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a measure last month that could pave the way for the Catholic Church to deny President Joe Biden communion. The conservative bishops hope to prevent Biden from participating in the sacred ritual because of his support for abortion rights.

Biden is a devout Catholic who considered becoming a priest in his youth. He rarely misses mass, holds a rosary while making critical decisions, and often quotes scriptures. When asked about the bishops' decision Biden said it is "a private matter and I don't think that's going to happen."

The bishops hope the new guidance would push "Catholics who are cultural, political, or parochial leaders to witness the faith."

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