How often do you get the chance to help a Pulitzer Prize winning news org and be part of telling the truth about an environmental felon like BP? The investigative nonprofitPro Publica wants your help in figuring out how well BP is doing in paying financial claims from its Deepwater Horizon Disaster.
BP's data show that it has returned more than half of submitted claims because they "lack enough information for BP to make a payment." In most of those cases, it has told people that they have to provide more documentation to prove that their claim is legitimate.
Most of us won't have filed a claim, of course. But we might know someone who has. And we might know someone who knows someone.
Here's how you can help. If you've filed a claim yourself, let Pro Publica know. If you haven't, pass this story around. For this kind of reporting to work -- for a true and accurate picture to emerge -- as many people as possible need to know about the project.
We'll keep you posted as the data rolls in.