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Gulf of Mexico oil leak: US sues BP over oil disaster

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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 02:22 PM
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Gulf of Mexico oil leak: US sues BP over oil disaster


www.bbc.co.uk

The US is suing BP and eight other firms for allegedly violating federal safety regulations in connection with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The lawsuit asks that they be held liable without limitation for all clean-up and damage costs.

The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in April killed 11 workers and spilled millions of barrels of oil over several months.
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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 02:22 PM
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I kinda hope they sue for so much that it wipes out BP and 'several others' which is a bit of a list.

Is this a risk by the US in order to hopefully win and bulk up its economy a little?

It does read as a very strong message and that they're not out to play any games.

Will be very interesting to see what this brings about..

www.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 02:27 PM
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Seems like they could sue for just about any amount they want. After the damage caused, I can't imagine a business even considering it should/could still exist.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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Dick Cheney's Halliburton group is responsible for the oil spill. BP is way too big. A government in its own right.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 02:32 PM
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Strange that these allegations are being put forward just after Jesse Ventura's CT show on the GOM incident, eh?!


.....not so strange, indeed!!



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 03:00 PM
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America is in need of finances so why not sue a Britisch Company.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 03:12 PM
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What, no criminal charges?

People died remember?



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 03:17 PM
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political ploy, nothing more.

Billions of tax dollars will be spent on the case, and years of court battles, when all is said and done, most Americans will have forgotten all about it and the case will be dropped or a minimal payout by bp.

All in all, I see nothing useful here.

Let the people sue BP



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 04:29 PM
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Good find and post, was checking to see if this was up. Some good news at last, I hope.

According to this report, they are seeking the maximum damages (thousands of dollars per barrel) allowed under law, upwards of $21 billion, far above the tiny $75 million cap currently in place.

$21 billion is more than a year's profit to these guys, so it will hurt. Maybe not as satisfying or just as shutting down their company and arresting the executives for negligence and manslaughter, but it's a start. Let's hope.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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Compared to the total long-term value of what has been ruined, $21 billion is still only a plop in the oil-drum.

An ever-growing area is being affected by the moving oil, countless creatures massacred, fishermen's livelihoods ruined and unknown numbers suffering and eventually dying from the health effects.

Not to mention 11 men murdered through greed and negligence.



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