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BP to Pay $4.5 Billion in Fines for Gulf Oil Spill. Is Legal Saga Over?


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

Cal
- 668 days ago - csmonitor.com
A deal on federal criminal charges helps bring legal action over the Gulf oil spill nearer a conclusion. But many more claims remain - totaling perhaps tens of billions of dollars.



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Dave C. (214)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:15 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Cal because you have done so within the last week
 

John B. (215)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:27 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the link to the article by Mark Guarino. What marvelous news indeed. Kudos to the DOJ for aggressively pursue this case and with all the other claims still outstanding BP will be paying handsomely for their role in the disaster. Read and noted. Green star heading your way Cal.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:45 pm
Noted. Good news, but hope the rest of those claims are processed and paid.
 

Kit B. (276)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:56 pm

For BP 4.5 billion is like a flea on dog, irritating but meaningless. Make them pay at least a year of profits, then we might just see an end to the not so accidental spills.

Read, Greg Palast, "The Vultures Picnic" - you might just learn some facts about these companies, and how they thrive from our grief.
 

Vicky P. (463)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 6:26 pm
noted, BP makes A LOT, a few billion won't affect them
 

Darlene B. (290)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 7:12 pm
Sorry--can't send another green star! Hope BP gets hammered--bless all who love Mother Earth.
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 8:31 pm
Dont get me wrong im glad they had to pay something but $4.5 Billion dollars isnt nearly enough not by a long shot the damage that oil leak has caused to the ocean the marine life and the beaches is irrevocable
and $4.5 Billion just isnt enough for that i think BP got off easy i would NEVER get gas there ever thanks Cal noted and shared
 

lee e. (114)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 8:35 pm
This is a travesty of justice! A license for the Industrial "Johns" of the world to take advantage of each "bitch" who'll lie down and take a "lube" and if it hurts - so the John will give an "extra tip"!
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 10:01 pm
Get the check in the mail today. No appeals or buyouts to stall or avoid responsibility of payment.

Noted, Thank you Cal.
 

John S. (303)
Friday November 16, 2012, 3:51 am
Noted.
 

Danuta Watola (1198)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:10 am
Noted.
 

Anna M. (18)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:11 am
4.5? that's it?

The real price of anything is the amount of life exchanged for it.
So the real question is how many LIVES per gallon?
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:49 am
Oh boo hoo. "BP reported in October that its third-quarter earnings rose 41 percent to $5.2 billion, compared with $3.7 billion in the previous quarter."
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Friday November 16, 2012, 6:03 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Rita White (1)
Friday November 16, 2012, 6:25 am
noted, thanks for the update
 

Past Member (0)
Friday November 16, 2012, 7:22 am
Noted,thanks.
 

Carolina Belmonte Dos Santos (1)
Friday November 16, 2012, 9:50 am
Noted and signed.
 

pam w. (191)
Friday November 16, 2012, 10:02 am
Put the executives in prison....after all....corporations are people, right? And they're guilty of manslaughter...,
 

Dan S. (9)
Friday November 16, 2012, 12:32 pm
BP's global profits for 2011 totalled more than $25 billion. How can anyone think a $4.5 billion fine is enough?
 

Charlie Rush (54)
Friday November 16, 2012, 1:29 pm
$4.5 billion, is a drop in the bucket for BP.

Has my memory failed me, or do I remember hearing from the conservatives, that if we drill, drill, drill, we will become more energy independent?
Well, excuse me, we are drilling, now than ever, and what has happened to this extra oil?

HELLO !
It is and always has been, up to the Big Oil, where the oil goes. Just because the U.S. produces 'more' oil, there is absolutely, no guarantee that the oil will stay here. It goes where the oil conglomerates dicides it will make THEM the most money.

How long will the American people fall for this bullcrap?
There is only one answer, and the only one answer. We _must_ work, with the upmost speed to develop green energy.
When Saudi Arabia states, that they are working delegently, to run their country, 100% on green energy, what does that say about us.

How far are we willing to 'fall behind' other industrialized nations? In what areas are we NUMBER 1?
HOW DUMB ARE WE?
 

Jaime A. (32)
Friday November 16, 2012, 1:51 pm
Noted.!!
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Friday November 16, 2012, 2:37 pm
One quarters profit as a fine is not nearly enough. And now there is another rig in the Gulf on fire. Big Oil still runs the show. Both parties have been bought and nothing will change. I don't understand what these Big Oil execs are thinking. They have no place to go to just like the rest of humanity. When global warming drownsa the cites and there are mass numbers of evacuation refugees, societal collapse, famine, war where do they think they'll be able to go?
 

Rachel Stewart (0)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:42 pm
Signed and done!
 

Karen R. (87)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 6:06 am
thanks
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:37 am
It's not enough!
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 8:51 am
Hartson Doak:: Never fear, those SOBs will be snug as bugs in a rug in their fortresses for the rest of their lives, and who cares about anything else, right?! Who can put a price on the extreme damage these oil companies are responsible for? 4.5 billion is a drop in the bucket.
 

Sharon W. (4)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 11:22 am
Hm, could be more, but still. Some justice at last.
 

Arthur S. (88)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:07 am
This is not nearly enought....WT????? Keep this claim open and PAY UP or SHUT THE DUCK UP and divest your stock holdings with all of your investors that are making a TON OF $$$$ SICK S@@%T
 
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