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US Government Sues All Companies Involved in BP Oil Spill...except one: Halliburton

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posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 06:54 AM
It seems that Halliburton is above the law in light of this new lawsuit filed by the Justice Department. Halliburton as many know was headed by former VP Dick Cheney and is also the company who months before the oil spill bought the only clean up company capable of performing such a feat, Boots & Coots. Halliburton had much to gain by buying the clean up company that worked extensively in the Middle East during all of the wars that disrupted oil supply. There was more money to be made in the clean up of the oil spill than actually continuing to drill for oil in the Gulf. The use of the poison based chemical Corexit, was used widely during the cleanup phase by spraying it from aircraft & vessels. Among the ingredients of the chemical include:

2-Butoxy Ethanol can affect you by ingestion and may be absorbed through the skin.

2-Butoxy Ethanol should be handled as a CARCINOGEN--WITH EXTREME CAUTION.

Contact can irritate the skin and eyes with possible eye damage.

Inhaling 2-Butoxy Ethanol can irritate the nose and throat.

2-Butoxy Ethanol can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Exposure can cause headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, and passing out.

2-Butoxy Ethanol may damage the liver and kidneys.

MSDS source

The EPA warned BP and others during the cleanup to cease using Corexit as it was ineffective against the Gulf crude. The crude in the region when sprayed with the chemical simply disappears below the surface and to date no company involved has been to conclusively prove that it breaks up the oil as thought.

EPA Directive to find & use less harmful chemcial

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday that the United States is filing a lawsuit against BP and its partners in the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, claiming their negligence led to the massive spill that sent millions of barrels of crude into the Gulf during the spring and summer.

Holder said a months-long investigation by the Justice Department had found that BP, which was the primary operator of the well, its partners in the well, which included Aandarko and the MOEX subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., and Transocean, which BP had hired to drill the well, had failed to secure the well properly, failed to maintain drilling equipment and failed to monitor the well, and that those failures had caused the spill.

Holder also said the massive spill was a violation of the Clean Water Act, and that the defendants will be held liable for fines for each barrel of oil that spilled into the gulf.

posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 07:17 AM
they are charging them for each and every barrel that spilled into the gulf... hahaha thats great

posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 09:16 AM
reply to post by RelentlessLurker

Merry Christmas RL.

I bet they settle by offering a lower lump sum, what you wanna bet?

posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 09:17 AM
Do you have a link with the information that Haliburton has been exempted?

It would fit the picture of some people getting away with murder, but how would they dare to exempt them? That would just be too obvious.

Then again, their profiting from the cleanup is not illegal. They had no (direct) role in causing the spill.

Proving they harmed the gulf with their chemicals might be a separate issue from the spill itself; and thus require a separate lawsuit. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that one.

posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 10:21 AM
reply to post by wayno

No I don't but it is being reported in the MSM as well as in alternative news outlets.

posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 02:23 PM
reply to post by wayno

I do not hold my breath for no one. However there may be a little more to this entire debacle than many would like to think or have a lot of us believe. It has already been proven that the cleanup netted Halliburton around triple what it have made had they just continued drilling for oil.

posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 02:26 PM
reply to post by wayno

Being skeptical is good to a certain point. After that it just means one is ignorant or a shill.

posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 06:53 PM
This is a messy situation and hard to say who done what. Without any evidence the law cannot intervene. For anyone looking into it some leads may be here

posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 07:47 PM
reply to post by kwakakev

Thanks for posting the link.

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