"BP’s shares have suffered in the stock market, but local convenience stores have become an increasingly visible venue for public displeasure with the company’s inability to stop the spread of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Protests at BP gas stations have sprouted around the world, with events scheduled at franchises from Berlin to Concord, Calif. And almost 300,000 people have joined a 'Boycott BP' group on Facebook." Sarah Wheaton reports for the New York Times June 2, 2010.
Louisiana chemist Wilma Subra is also an activist who has been fighting petrochemical companies there for years over toxic discharges. Now she is evaluating the health effects of the BP Gulf oil spill. David S. Martin reports for CNN May 25, 2010.