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BP Oil Spill Settlement: Fine For Deepwater Horizon Disaster May Be Largest Criminal Penalty In U.S. History


Environment  (tags: BP oil spill, health, healthconditions, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, water, conservation, green, pollution )

Cal
- 613 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
BP Plc is expected to pay a record criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster through a plea agreement it has reached with the U.S. Department of Justice that may be announced as soon as Thursday,



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John S. (297)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 4:34 am
Noted, cannot believe it has not been settle yet.
 

Arthur S. (88)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:00 am
They should of stopped the lying and cover-up at the start. They got busted and should of paid up immediately
 

Arthur S. (88)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:03 am
They will probably figure out a way to wiggle out of this, the crooks that they are. Whatever price they end up paying will never ever replace all of the dead animals, loss of environment, loss of people's way of living/life.

Think Obama should of come out hard on BP instead of walking down the beach and pick up an piece of oil that washed up on the beach.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 7:03 am
These all powerful oil companies continue to wreak destruction and for that great misjustice, they also continue to reap massive profits. They will never pay enough retribution!!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:23 pm
Noted & thanks, Cal. Well, I think it's good news and hope to hear that more corporations are being fined for their crimes against nature, people, and the environment. I'm not sure if it's possible for citizens to apply pressure to make sure this money gets paid.
 

Darlene B. (297)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 7:20 pm
Noted and pray that they actually end up paying for all the damages they have done. Ignorant money hungry sob's. The day will come when they will all find out "You can't eat money". Bless all who love and care for Mother Earth.
 

lee e. (114)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 8:55 pm
While this seems to be a just and "enormous" fine to any industry, it is a TRAVESTY of justice!! It makes no difference to that industry - a mere "bump" in the road! It gives license to this plutocratic, industry to rape the country, without facing any true repercussions! How dare they! It sounds like such a "large sum", but it's pittance to these industries! We must SHUT THEM DOWN for a "period of time" to make them truly recognize the enormity of their crime!!! This is untenable
 

Monica D. (580)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 10:10 pm
Use less oil - go car-free if you can - and support groups that promote cycling, walking and appropriate public transport. Particularly cycling - in my view it is a good way for people to commute.
 

jan b. (3)
Friday November 16, 2012, 3:20 am
Republicans have to be devastated by this decision.......When the spill occurred this is what they said --
This is not an environmental disaster, and I will say that again and again."
- Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) speaking about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Sarah Palin actually went on Fox News to defend Big Oil companies like British Petroleum against "demonizing."
Yes, Texas Congressman Joe Barton actually apologized to BP CEO Tony Hayward and called it "a tragedy in the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown." That's right - Republicans think the "tragedy" is that BP will have to pay victims of their disaster.
 
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