BP: Pull Out of Libya Now!
  • Petitioned Robert Dudley

This petition was delivered to:

CEO, British Petroleum
Robert Dudley
British Petroleum Press Office

BP: Pull Out of Libya Now!

    1. Alyssa Kwan
    2. Petition by

      Alyssa Kwan

      Somerville, MA

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March 2011

Victory

As unrest in Libya grew into full-fledged violent clashes, Change.org member Alyssa Kwan launched a petition asking BP to stop operations in Libya. At first, BP announced they were stopping drilling onshore and evacuating their staff, but they were continuing their offshore operations.

The escalating conflict and efforts like our petition kept the pressure on the image conscious oil giant, and now, we can confirm BP has stopped all business with Libya. Hopefully growing sanctions will soon stop others as well.

 

British Petroleum is one of the largest corporations doing business with the Gadhafi regime in Libya.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/08/20/us-libya-oil-sb-idUSTRE57J3K720090820

In response to peaceful protests against the Gadhafi regime, the Libyan government has responded with a brutally violent crackdown on the demonstrators.  Military, police, and mercenaries have been deployed in an outrageous assault on peaceful citizens petitioning for an orderly end to the corrupt regime.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_LIBYA_PROTESTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/UN_MIDEAST_UNREST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_MIDEAST_PROTESTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

This violence and violation of basic human rights by the Gadhafi regime is unacceptable.  Demand that British Petroleum break all ties with the Libyan government immediately!

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Victory! BP has suspended all business with Libya

      Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Last week, I reported that it looked like BP hadn’t stopped all of its operations in Libya. And since then, another 500 signatures have piled on Change.org member Alyssa Kwan’s petition asking them to completely pull out.
      When it was first...

    2. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      The Wall Street Journal reports, "A person familiar with BP PLC said the company wasn't currently doing any new trading deals in Libya."

      But no statement about stopping existing operations

    3. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Michael Seamark writes an agressive look at the origin of BP's business in Libya for the Daily Mail

    4. Reached 3 signatures
    5. BP Still Doing Business in Libya Despite UN Sanctions

      Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Update: BP has now stopped all business with Libya, and growing sanctions may soon stop others as well.
      As unrest in Libya grew into full fledged violent clashes, Change.org member Alyssa Kwan saw a crucial chance to make a difference: calling on...

    6. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      In comments on resignation due to links with Libya, outgoing London School of Economics Director expresses frustration that BP isn't receiving as much furore over Libya ties

    7. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      BP is still running offshore operations, but new UN sanctions are making it harder for them to do business.

    8. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Victory! BP Suspends opperations in Libya and evacuates staff

    9. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Forbes: Libyan Revolt Gives BP Nice Bump Now But Endangers Exploration Deal

    10. Reached 2 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Nedra Dias SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      come on BP, haven't you done enough damage?

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    • Gloria Monroe GRANTS PASS, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      typical greedy scumbag oil company...

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    • Ron. Price PASADENA, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      I no longer know what is right or wrong,,please send me no more of these useless petitions that who ever you send them to shreds wirth out reading .

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    • Amy Wareham LOMA LINDA, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      First, you kill 14 of your own workers and countless organisms in the sea here in the United States and now, you're standing with dictators who would murder their own people. Keep it classy BP. :-p

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    • Angela Sekelsky SCRANTON, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      Ick, BP. People seriously need to stop buying their crap. Many won't, though.

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