BP boycott is growing

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by LINDA BRILL / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Updated Friday, May 28 at 5:26 PM

SEATTLE - There's a growing call to boycott BP over the Gulf oil spill. In Western Washington, all the BP gas stations are gone. Arco is now owned by BP.

Friday, Protesters set up a small but effective sign at the Arco at 85th and Aurora in Seattle. They urged people to fill up somewhere else. 

Organizer Bill Moyer said, "For people who are enraged and feeling grief, boycotting BP is a way to  hold the company accountable."

Some drivers turned around. Genevieve Barile said, "I have a choice about where I buy gas and I would rather not buy here."

But, the gas station manager said all this will do is hurt small business. He is an independent operator and mini-mart owner. Station manager Nick Kaushal said, "I don't think the boycott will do anything to them."

The boycott may send a message but may not make a dent in business.. BP has publically said the company has not felt any economic effects of the boycott.

 

 

  

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