May 27th, 2010
05:02 PM ET

Boycott BP movement growing

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Allan Chernoff
CNN Senior Correspondent

(CNN) - An online movement to boycott BP for its role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is growing at a rate of better than 25,000 names a day.

"I won't buy their gas any more. I won't patronize a company that's destroying our planet," New Jersey resident Patricia Jarozynski told CNN, one of 118,000 fans of the "Boycott BP" Facebook page as of this writing.

"I think they should pay a price," said Sue Kemper, another "Boycott BP" Facebook fan.

Anger is growing along with the size of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP's environmental catastrophe has Public Citizen, the consumer advocacy group, also calling for a boycott against the oil giant, the first time it's taking such action against an energy company.

"The boycott sends a clear message that we as American consumers are not going to tolerate corporate illegal activity," said Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's Energy Program. "We're not going to tolerate a company that has a clear demonstrated track record of willful negligence."

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Gulf Oil Spill
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Bonnie

    If your a true American then you'll stand up for your land that BP is destroying, their killing our WILDLIFE

    You, your family and friends will BOYCOTT BP

    May 28, 2010 at 9:00 am |
  2. david

    No! Do not boycott. Why does everyone want to punish. Punishment is not the answer right now,. Maybe later. I say support them 100%. They are doing all they can to fix the problem and they will be able to do more with everyones support. Fill up at BP today! Lets stick together and stop the hate.

    May 28, 2010 at 8:20 am |
  3. Stephan G.

    BP is far from being the only culprit in the disaster that affects the Gulf of Mexico. Governments that have allowed the exploitation of oil fields in high seas must also take responsibility. Hopefully, the Bushs, Obamas and Harpers of this world understand that they are also accountable for this disaster and those that will inevitably occur in the future.

    May 28, 2010 at 8:19 am |