The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico remains a terrible problem and its pollution will have an impact on wildlife for decades. It’ll also wipe out competition for the major oil companies, giving the majors even more power over the US energy market. The US (and other big nations) will make stiffer regulations for pollution controls and the only players that will be able to afford them will be the major oil companies. They’re the ones that pollute the most, and they’re the ones that benefit the most from wrecking the environment. They have enough money to hire lobbyists to assist in writing the legislation that will go before Congress. They’ll get their way, all thanks to the BP disaster.