Call for $5 Billion 'Down Payment' From BP

A coalition of three major environmental groups is requesting that BP immediately set aside this money in addition to the $20 billion it has already committed because that federal escrow fund is meant to pay for only economic damages.

The Problem With Boycotting BP Gas Stations

American consumers are voicing their disgust with BP the only way they can -- by not buying gas sold under the oil company's name. Despite their good intentions, however, it turns out that independent businesspeople own the vast majority of BP gas stations.