“BP’s claim that “in most instances, the increased activity associated with cleanup operations will be a welcome boost to local economies”.
BP also claimed it had not identified any social impacts arising from the event of a diesel spill and “since there are no unresolved stakeholder concerns … BP interprets this event to be socially acceptable”.” https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/bp-claims-an-oil-spill-off-australia-s-coast-would-be-a-welcome-boost-to-local-economies-20180406-p4z867.html
The moral justification for polluting: keeping someone in a job.
“The UK government’s representative for maritime and salvage, said up to 52 tonnes, more than 50,000 litres, of [diesel] oil could have leaked from the [oil rig’s] two breached tanks, which salvage teams discovered on Wednesday. …
‘There is no oil at the moment on the sea surface. The fact that the tanks have been breached, that oil has long gone now, most of it will have evaporated on the Monday morning.'” (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/11/thousands-litres-diesel-spilled-grounded-rig-transocean-winner)
Evaporated? No problem, then; like petrol stations are allowed to vent fumes to atmosphere without limit. Good old ‘bury it, wash it downstream, vent it’ thinking.
“Another stretch of coast was placed off-limits to the public in Long Beach a week later after a wave of tar balls washed up there, and swarms of oil blobs have come ashore.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/23/us-usa-california-oilspill-idUKKBN0P30D120150623)
To counter the massive rate of human-induced extinction, we’re animating crude creatures.
“The oil has spread to cover about 350 square kilometers of the delicate ecosystem—including staining the Passur River—according to the Bangladeshi forest department. Yet, measures to contain and clean-up the oil spill have been crude at best.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1215-hance-sundarbans-oil-spill.html)
Crude at its best is still uncorrected.