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Texas Sues BP for Contaminating Air


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Roseann
- 3229 days ago - chron.com
In a case unrelated to the Gulf oil spill, the state's attorney general alleges that BP illegally spewed 500,000 pounds of contaminants into the Texas skies over the course of 40 days, polluting the air and sickening residents.



   

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Hugo Godinez (0)
Wednesday August 11, 2010, 9:03 pm
thanks for the info
 

Carrie H (135)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 3:47 pm
We can take action on ending this corporate corruption and get it done before the primary.
First give a warning demand. Call to your rep but take action anyway
All financial caps will be removed
By this time all oil companies need to be looking at their safety and spill response measures once again.
If they are confident their rigs are safe this won't be a problem for them.
Deem any spill that last for more than 5 days or spills more than 5 hundred gallons of oil a malicious act with a fine no less than the past 5 years earnings,to be put in to escro half to be used for clean up of economic damages to those who loose their jobs or business due to a spill and those who suffer economic damage due to a spill, Half for clean up cost. If there is any money left over from either half clean up or economic damages, after 40 years the money will be returned without interest. Interest earned will go to green technology. Punitive damages must equal at least 3 years earnings and be put towards actual building of wind, solar, geothermal and wave hydro power plants, first hire preference going to those affected by spill. To keep oil companies somewhat honest they may not deposit any of their earnings into offshore accounts. Any company world wide or not must have at least ¾ of their finical assets kept in American Banks. A team of auditor must be assigned to any spill this shall be paid for by the oil company auditors must be from the IRS to ensure that the companies are not under reporting their earnings. IF the oil companies can't handle the restrictions they can go to the British and destroy their shores. Oil companies make a lot of money and produce good jobs but 1 god job doesn't trump 10 lessor paying jobs.
How to do this is simple and takes 30 minuets at max. take label paper go to opensecrets.org Look up your senators and representatives and the amount they have been paid by the energy and natural resources Click this link it will show you Lisa murkowski take.http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00026050&type=C go down to sector totals. Put your Representative and senators name and their take on the label print. Each time you go to the gas station stick a label on the gas pump.
Add a catchy line like no wander lisa loves the oil companies. Or Now I see why thousands of fishing jobs are not important to Lisa.
 

Chris P. (0)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 4:12 pm
The gulf oil spill and the way it was handled is totally about the money and politically corrupt. I just watched a series of videos a friend sent to me about it. It is composed of numerous clips put together that definitely presents the big picture. After watching this, you will see how full of bull the officials really are and why you don't want to eat anything from the gulf regardless of what they tell you. Hint: Watch all three in the order shown, about 10 min each, to really see the big picture. Tell others via email, blogs, forums, whatever, its important info!

Here's the links that were sent to me.

Project Deep Horizon Cut-Throat Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoYjcbutAw0

Project Deep Horizon Cut-Throat Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WszgTDt6_M

Project Deep Horizon Cut-Throat Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7xRxIbEb4U
 

Bonni Fellows (24)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 5:56 pm
Good for Texas on this one. Someone has to hold BP accountable. The feds arent doing it. I think everyone should sue BP. We are all going to suffer from the spill for decades if not longer, no matter what part of the country we live in.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 11:14 pm
We must address the corruption and political barriers head on to preserve our future. Here are two good resources to start:

1. DIRTY ENERGY MONEY:
http://dirtyenergymoney.com/
“Dirty Energy Money is an interactive website that tracks the flow of oil, gas, and coal money in U.S. Congress. Find out which energy companies are pumping their dirty money into politics and which politicians are receiving it.”

a) Use the Dirty Energy Money website to find out about how much money your Senators and Representatives have received. Share what you have found out with the media, on blogs, on facebook, on Twitter, etc.

b) Be sure to call and write to your Senators and Representatives and express your OUTRAGE. Confront those who are corrupt. HOLD YOUR LEGISLATORS ACCOUNTABLE. You can find your legislators’ contact information here: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml


2. OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL
http://priceofoil.org/
Clean energy advocates and activists have noted for decades that the barriers to a clean energy transition are political, not technical. Today, this is more apparent than ever. Oil Change International is dedicated to identifying, overcoming, and dismantling these political barriers to clean energy.
 

mr Crowley (23)
Friday August 13, 2010, 1:21 pm
good!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 13, 2010, 2:57 pm
It's past time to shut these industries down. Go alternative fuels. Everything to do with fossil oil is wrong!
 

Patrick Whyte (18)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 4:28 am
silly
 

Scott haakon (4)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 12:43 pm
Financial caps will remain in place. It is imperative to have oil,natural gas and new energy products. Wait until one of those battery cars has a roll over and leaks battery acid! The same group that is on the electric car band wagon will change their tune. Actually we are at least 100 years away from viable alternative energy and there are a lot of problems to solve.
 

Scott haakon (4)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 12:52 pm
We cannot stop moving forward. In the meantime we will need more energy not less. Much more. We also do not want to discourage new experimental energy producing methods which will have problems and downsides until tamed. Everyone who is thinking some ideological way of forcing someone else to their way of living needs a course in human history and the abuse and oppression that are done in the name of(whatever ideology).
It is time NOT to jump on band wagons.
 
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