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BP Reaches Settlement With Gulf Oil Spill Victims


Environment  (tags: law, BP settlement, environment, ecosystems, politics, habitatdestruction, destruction, humans )

Cal
- 911 days ago - npr.org
BP's settlement of lawsuits filed by more than 100,000 victims of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history goes a long way toward resolving pending claims. But the question remains, will Americans who live along the Gulf of Mexico go for it?



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NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 4:52 am
if I were them, no I would not
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 9:34 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 3:46 am
thanks
 

Joan M. (1090)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 11:41 am
Thanks for sharing Cal
 

Julie E. (345)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 11:46 am
Yes I would. BP still has to clean up the mess. This was an unforeseen catastrophe.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 1:16 pm
BP should clean up their spill, then depart from North American shores forever. They should be forced to sell off Amoco (maybe Marathon Oil could buy it!) and be barred from the USA. I know I won't trust them or buy BP products again.
 

Joseph G. Paquette (1)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 1:36 pm
Its about time!!!!!
 

glenda b. (2)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 1:42 pm
It will never be enough to cover the damage to the Gulf. The Gulf is going to suffer for years to come and BP will keep getting richer and there will be more future spills because there no promise that will prevent more spills. Those people who live on the Gulf will pay for it for the rest of their lives...As a matter fact this whole country is going to pay it....
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 1:56 pm
It frustrates me to think that these clowns asked the court to reschedule their court date, soi they could come up with a scheme, in my words, to make monetarty offerings to the victims so they wouldn't have to go to trial. It amazed me how these big companies think that offering those green bills is going to make everything all better. They need to understand that they are the ones who caused this disaster and they they stil need to do way more to still clean up after their mess. Until they do, it isn't going to get any better. So I say that the ones who are being offered, that they be careful and read the fine print, because like everthing else in life, there's always that hidden clause. I'd personally wouldn't so they'd have to face a judge and pay out more. Thanks Cal
 

Phyllis P. (422)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 2:10 pm
Funny thing is, their gas prices are higher than anyone else's in our area. So the bottom line is, they aren't going to suffer from this...they want YOU AND ME to pay for their stupidity.
 

Reggie Thomas (5)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 2:34 pm
Something to think about.Trans-Canada & BP are partners in Keystone XL Pipeline.Can you imagine if this catastrophe happening on American soil with the construction of this Pipeline.Both entities are NOT concerned about our environment,but only how much they can make on you & me.
 

Dave C. (214)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 2:38 pm
noted.......reggie is right on....
 

jayasri amma (10)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 4:23 pm
noted, thank you Cal
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 4:29 pm
Thanks for the article.
 

Bonnie B. (103)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 5:31 pm
Noted, thank you, Cal. It was nice to see there is no cap on this settlement, which in some way says there is no time limit...as we will certainly continue to see the devastation to continue and have no true idea just how bad and widespread it will be. Not that BP and the others involved will not try to continually weasel out of it!
 

Gary C. (5)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 7:08 pm
Noted , Thankyou.....
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 7:11 pm
I hope this talk would be fruitful.
 

Samuel Kellett (0)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 9:17 pm
Thanks Cal:) Hope they don't SLIME out of it.
 

. (0)
Monday March 5, 2012, 12:01 am
Sounds god at first until they lobby our weak Congress and they enact some legiislation that will benefit BP.
 

KS Goh (0)
Monday March 5, 2012, 12:17 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 5, 2012, 3:51 am
Well, I doubt it is a fair settlement. And they should kick BP out from their country.
 

Jessica S. (178)
Monday March 5, 2012, 5:10 am
This stinks to high hell. Check out Greg Palast's recent article on TruthOut:
http://www.truth-out.org/bp-settlement-sells-out-victims/1330883960
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Monday March 5, 2012, 10:53 am
buying a clean counscious is not so much an option
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Monday March 5, 2012, 6:56 pm
Thanks Cal. It is the whole environment, including humans, that will not recuperate no matter how much money goes into human pockets and?. The world health has been dangerously compromised again. Add BP to nuclear and other energy hunger solvers. We must look at the direct and individual markets for energy eaters.
 
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