Changes of Heart

BP Contractor Becomes a Whistleblower

Someone find this man a pelican to scrub. A few weeks ago, Adam Dillon could be found on a Louisiana beach, working as a contractor for BP and attempting to block reporters’ access to the oil spill. These days, though, he’s singing a different tune: After earning a promotion for his good work intimidating cameramen, he has been fired and become a whistleblower. Dillon tells New Orleans television station WDSU he was fired “after taking photos that he believes were related to the use of dispersants and the cleanup of the oil.” Dillon has “lost faith in the company in charge,” for whom “the bottom line is just about money.” He says, “What this company is doing to this country right now is just wrong.”