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.
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.
by Victoria Dubois7 years ago
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by KFlippin6 years ago
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by MikeNV7 years ago
People blame BP because they run the operation... but Haliburton actually cased the rupture.Why no anger towards Haliburton? Gee... I wonder if it has anything to do with all the Haliburton Employees who move in...
by raisingme7 years ago
Sometimes I read a ludicrous headline and I give my head a shake and then just get on with the business of living my life - at other times I need to "spill". This headline is one of those times - BP is...
by barrybaldwin6 years ago
Give your suggestions about whether it is right to blame BP for the gulf oil spill?
by tobey1006 years ago
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