BP clean up worker Malcolm Coco told Al Jazeera that there has been a massive coverup of the size of the BP oil spill:
This fire initially was the biggest fire ever in the world. But every day we exceeded those numbers ….
[Clean-up worker Malcolm Coco] says he has evidence there was more oil spilled than has ever been publicly admitted.
“In all categories it was a massive coverup the way they presented it on the ship.”
BP temporarily hid the amount of oil in the Gulf … so that BP could pay lower fines (which are calculated based on the amount of oil spilled) and pretend – for p.r. purposes – that the spill wasn’t very bad.