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Energy giant BP vowed Monday to pay "all necessary and appropriate clean-up costs" from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
"BP takes responsibility for responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We will clean it up," the company said in a statement.
"BP will pay all necessary and appropriate clean-up costs," it said, adding that BP was "committed to pay legitimate and objectively verifiable claims for other loss and damage caused by the spill."
Originally posted by RRokkyy
reply to post by Kailassa
Politics is personality.
Libertarianism appeals to the independent personality.
The Libertarian voter is the swing voter.
It is not a matter of logic.
[edit on 22-5-2010 by RRokkyy]
Originally posted by MrXYZ
reply to post by truthquest
They should be forced to go further than just paying a fine. They can't undo the damage, but if all BP offers to do is pay a fine and clean up as good as they can, that's not good enough and people have a right to be angry at BP.
The first thing they should have done is to announce that ALL their rigs will be equipped with that safety device in the future. They HAVEN'T done so. So in effect, they take a reactionary position to work safety and environmental protection. As long as that's the case, people have a right to be angry...because it means they still piss on human lives and the environment when it comes to the maximization of profits.
Originally posted by Kailassa
Where are the links to BP promising to pay all the costs of the repairs and clean-up?
I can't seem to find that.
According to Transocean Ltd., the operator of the drilling rig, Halliburton had finished cementing the 18,000-foot well shortly before the explosion. Houston-based Halliburton is the largest company in the global cementing business, which accounted for $1.7 billion, or about 11%, of the company's revenue in 2009, according to consultant Spears & Associates.
The timing of the cementing in relation to the blast—and the procedure's history of causing problems—point to it as a possible culprit in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, experts said.
A 2007 study by three U.S. Minerals Management Service officials found that cementing was a factor in 18 of 39 well blowouts in the Gulf of Mexico over a 14-year period. That was the single largest factor, ahead of equipment failure and pipe failure.
Halliburton also was the cementer on a well that suffered a big blowout last August in the Timor Sea, off Australia. The rig there caught fire and a well leaked tens of thousands of barrels of oil over 10 weeks before it was shut down. The investigation is continuing; Halliburton declined to comment on it.