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BP Wants U.S. Government to Reduce Court-Ordered Oil-Spill Payouts


Business  (tags: BP, British Petroleum, BP Oil Spill, americans, consumers, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, environment )

Roseann
- 525 days ago - grist.org
BP says it shouldn't have to pay so much to help companies hurt by the Deepwater Horizon spill. It wants the U.K. government to ask the U.S. government for help.



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Sue H. (7)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:48 am
BP, you destroy lives and our environment, you PAY!!! Hope the U>S> "government" doesn't cave.
 

Tim C. (1977)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:49 am
ty
 

Sue Matheson (72)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 9:40 am
a ridiculous request.
 

Christeen Anderson (523)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 10:09 am
Awwwwwwwww to bad.
 

Gloria picchetti (297)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:39 am
Are we surprised?
 

Paul Burton (19)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:11 am
Ridiculous, BP should be held accountable for their actions.
 

Danuta Watola (1207)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:21 am
noted
 

Lynn D. (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:23 am
Noted with much thanks --- they wreck/destroy it, they should pay the FULL COST of fixing it!
 

Louise D. (38)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:49 am
Given BP has been investigated for price fixing of oil, I am playing the world's smallest violin okay there are people who have not been effected suing them, but then as for the real victims they should sue them till they squeak.
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:26 am
Think about our future even if you mean to be unfair to other living lives
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 6:18 am
BP should pay for the mess they created and not try to weasel out of it.
 

Brian M. (201)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 11:13 am
BP should have all of its assets seized and all of its executives arrested.
 

Barbara Russell (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:27 pm
The 3 R's apply here, respect for others, respect for environment, and RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS, I'M tried of big money thugs and thieves.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:39 pm
Thanks for this info, Roseann. BP is like a child who didn't consider the consequences of their deeds....now they don't want to pay for it. They think they can manipulate things now so they can come out smelling like a rose to their shareholders. Well, what they deserve is bankruptcy and criminal charges---don't forget the deaths they caused, along with the poisoning of flora and fauna.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:54 pm
Oh poor baby BP. They are so poor that they don't know how to pay. Greed is all I can say.
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:45 pm
My short answer to BP, is "#### You!"
Like the article said, if BP had some inkling, or more, of explosion risk, they ought to have acted responsibly on that info.

I read a good while ago, that all the major oil companies act irresponsibly, flagrantly so, all around the world, especially in 3rd world countries, where the risk of being nailed for spills is slight.

I'm guessing that this is just a matter of the wealthy complaining because,1- They got caught; 2-Their cash flow may slow down, poor things!
 

Debra Tate (17)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:14 pm
Where is the petition to tell BP: UP YOURS! I live in Florida! I am still unemployed! I saw first hand what that oil spill did to our shores, wildlife, native plants and natural beaches! Hospitality industry way down. I managed a rest. that could not hold on any longer due to lack of tourism! Not old enough to retire but not young enough to hire!
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:30 pm
Unethical bastards!
We need to wean ourselves from this fossil fuel addiction...SYSTEM CHANGE, NOT CLIMATE CHANGE!!!
 

valda p. (13)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:02 pm
BP's -indifference to safety and care was the result in the tragic loss of life and damage done to the environment -indigenous people and wildlife -the very least they can do is to pay compensation and clean up their mess-unfortunately it can never go back to it's pristine condition as the trapped oil will continue to rise for many years to come and continue to be a hazard to those who depend on the sea for a livelihood and the animals who migrate-shame on them for wanting to squirm out of-their obligations and lack of -humanity.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 6:20 pm
What a surprise!
 

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 6:45 pm
Their continued arrogance stops me in my human tracks every time!
 

Aurea Walker (208)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:23 pm
Oh hell NO! They caused the terrible tragedy of people being killed, the destruction of animals and natural habitat and they want us to pick up the tab? No, no, no! BP is also being investigated for price fixing as well. The oil disaster has not been even remotely cleaned up either, but with all the politicians that BP OWNS we the tax payers will most likely get screwed again and have to pay. It just never ends.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:54 pm
What a laugh! They pollute the entire Gulf and now they want lower payments. Give me a cotton-pickin' break! They no more deserve lower payments than the man in the moon. They made a mess, they can damn well clean it up and pay for what they did.
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:01 pm
BP needs to be held accountable and to quit whining. If they didn't want to be punished they shouldn't have allowed the oil spill to happen in the first place. They deserve what they are getting!
 

Anita R. (2)
Friday May 24, 2013, 3:28 am
BP has some nerve. After the mess they made. What gall!
 

paul m. (93)
Friday May 24, 2013, 4:59 am

Shoulden't that be Incress....
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Friday May 24, 2013, 10:07 am
Words fail me to describe accurately the complete and utter disdain and loathing I feel for these bastards. With all the profits they have shown over the years they have the unmitigated gall to complain about what amounts to perhaps .5% of their annual profits? If anything the penalties should have been increased ten fold. Maybe then they wouldn't be so quick to cut corners and risk the environmental damage they have done for the last 80 years.
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Friday May 24, 2013, 7:48 pm
BP needs to pay for the damage they have done.
 

Lisa Layton (1)
Friday May 24, 2013, 8:20 pm
OVER MY DEAD AND DYING BODY--they don't even KNOW the extent of future damage of Corexit.
 

Sara T. (3)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 10:54 am
NO WAY! MAKE THEM PAY!
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 12:36 pm
Just a note: Lisa Layton (above) mentioned that they don't know the extent of future damage of Corexit. This is true, but they might have an idea, since they already knew that crude oil becomes 52 times more toxic when combined with corexit.....this was known before its use there. It should've never been used in the first place. I clearly remember how the media collectively joked when it was actually suggested by BP that they throw a bunch of golf balls into the gushing geyser of oil.....as just one of the "ridiculous remedies." Sigh!
 

Winn Adams (195)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 11:04 am
They need to pay up!
 

John De Avalon (35)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 2:01 pm
There seem to be rather a lot of false claims coming in with the genuine ones...
 

John De Avalon (35)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 2:19 pm
They should pay compensation no dispute there. But it was the American Government who let them drill there in the first place. It was an accident waiting to happen.
 

Bill and Katie D. (90)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 8:02 pm
F IT IS REDUCED IT'S AGAIN A PAYOFF TO REDUCE IT!!!
THEY SHOULD PAY!!!!
THEY HAVE RUINED MANY BEACHES AND WATERS, ANIMALS.
IT ALL WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!
IF THEY DON'T IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN!!
THEY HAD PROMISED TO CLEAN IT AND IT NEVER GOT DONE!
MAKE THEM PAY BIG!!!!
 

Bill and Katie D. (90)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 8:03 pm
WE HAVE NEVER WENT TO BP FOR ANYTHING SINCE!!!!
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 12:41 pm
Shame!
 
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