We need to honestly realize that the imperfect system of human risk perception is not just what greedy corporations do. It's what we all do, the people who make the decisions at those corporations, and you, and I.
At the heart of the Christian tradition lies the belief that transformation requires sacrifice. Deep and abiding change is hard. But the BP leak is only the latest sign that our society must do exactly that.
In July 2009, the CEO of BP, Tony Hayward, explained to attendees that BP was going in the wrong direction before he took over as CEO because, "we had too many people that were working to save the world."