Friday, June 11, 2010

The Best-Laid Plans

BP was really on top of it when they came up with their disaster plan in 2009.

As one of the only scientists in the world who had ever studied the effects of oil on sea turtles, South Florida biologist Peter Lutz seemed a perfect candidate to advise BP in the aftermath of a disaster such as the Gulf spill.

Indeed, the giant petroleum company listed Lutz as a consultant in its 2009 disaster response plan.

Sounds like a great idea. Except there’s one little glitch.

The former professor of marine biology at Florida Atlantic University died in February 2005.

Back to the old drawing board.