Aug 19, 2010 10:24 PM by Jamie Patrick
The BP office covering southwest Colorado has removed company logos from about 200 vehicles after employees complained of harassment.
Spokesman Curtis Thomas told the Durango Herald that employees have been reporting routine abuse from the public, at traffic lights, gas stations and the grocery store.
Thomas says employees have noticed a significant increase in discrimination since a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April. In July, vandals cut a BP logo out of an awning at the Durango Arts Center.
BP did not immediately return a phone message Thursday by The Associated Press on whether logos on vehicles elsewhere have been removed.
BP is the largest gas producer in La Plata County in southwest Colorado.