Gulf Oil Spill

  1. MikeNV profile image75
    MikeNVposted 6 years ago

    Most people know of the Exxon Valdez.  What is forgotton is that after 20 years Exxon Mobile paid a total in the neighborhood of $300 million.  The 5 Billion they were found liable to pay in a court of law was whittled down to nothing after 20 years of appeals.

    So I find it very disingenuous of BP to say they are going to pay for the spill. Can you really pay for the damage to the ecosystem?

    And this is even more interesting:

    "Oil services contractor Halliburton Inc. said in a statement Friday that workers had finished cementing the well's pipes 20 hours before the rig went up in flames. Halliburton is named as a defendant in most of the more than two dozen lawsuits filed by Gulf Coast people and businesses".

    This just smells of the Exxon Valdez all over again. Big corporate oil companies... we'll see how they "pay" for this one.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    it's not a good feeling, that's certain. the other day when the winds were coming from the gulf, we could smell it. much bigger than we can estimate at this time.