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Judge Deals A Blow To BP's Efforts To Dodge Deepwater Horizon Payments


Environment  (tags: green, GoodNews, BP Spill settlement, compenstion, environment, ecosystems, government )

Cal
- 367 days ago - thinkprogress.org
A federal judge halted BP's effort to skip payments on Tuesday, ruling that BP cannot reverse its interpretation of the settlement simply because the cost is higher than what the oil giant once estimated.



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Christeen Anderson (554)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 4:19 am
I like a judge with some balls. Thank you.
 

Ruth Ann W. (208)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 5:00 am
Yay to this judge! But let us not forget, Exxon still has not paid one cent on the money they owe from the Valdez spill. More than 25 years later, they are still suffering up there from that disaster.

A good victory, for sure, just not the end of the story.
 

Marek O. (20)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 5:50 am
good news, thanks! :)
 

Betsy Bee (1038)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 5:54 am
Very good news!
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 6:51 am
HOORAY!
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 7:52 am
Yep, I'm dancin a real fast Texas two step today. Yahooey!
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 7:54 am
They doubled what they spent in one quarter and they're bitchin about cleaning up their mess. Hand me the shotgun and the rock salt.
 

Ben Oscarsito (357)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 7:56 am
"So far, $3.81 billion has been paid out to 40,000 spill claimants..."
That's peanuts for BP = Bloody Plague! And, what is the price for a dead ocean...?
 

Arielle S. (317)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 8:01 am
Hurray for this judge - may we have many more just like him!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 9:03 am
Go for their lungs....
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 9:33 am
Noted & posted
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 10:27 am
noted
 

John Gregoire (264)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 10:43 am
good
 

Kaspar K. (11)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 10:45 am
Good news. Thank you for sharing
 

Dave C. (227)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 11:38 am
wonderful news!
kudos to the judge!
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 12:09 pm
Noted. Adding my thanks for sharing the good news, Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 12:21 pm
Good news
 

Nimue Pendragon (275)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 8:02 pm
noted
 

Jason R. (66)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 8:38 pm
We need all liberal judges.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Friday December 27, 2013, 12:36 am
Once again we see a big international company trying to dodge it's responsibility.They caused the disaster and should be made to pay heavily for all damage done.At last we have a Judge who is prepared to stand up to big business WAY TO GO.
 
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