A representative from BP held a press conference today and announced that a new study commissioned last month indicates that the oil spill resulting from the deep-water horizon disaster may have a long-term positive impact on the environment.
"This study has concluded that the introduction of raw petrochemicals from below the surface of the ocean, into the environment, while no doubt proving detrimental to the ecosystem and living organisms in the local area for the short-term, will, in the long-term, increase the tolerance of said ecosystem and living organisms to future similar incidences".
A member of the Sierra Club, present at the press conference, had to be restrained, when he attempted to throttle the BP rep.
"I'll Kill you!" shouted the Sierra Clubber, as he was dragged away by security officers.
The flustered BP rep taunted him on the way out. "Look, DUDE...it's survival of the fittest....you know damn well there's going to be more spills...the plants and animals that adapt will survive! This was the best thing that could happen to them!"