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BP Manslaughter Charges Gulf Oil Spill

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Post by Gigi on Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:28 pm

BP Managers may face manslaughter charges following gulf oil spill, I doubt very much. These people will pay a fine and walk away, you watch.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/29/bp-manslaughter-charges-gulf-oil-spill_n_841852.html
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Post by mrgolf on Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:17 am

Gigi wrote:BP Managers may face manslaughter charges following gulf oil spill, I doubt very much. These people will pay a fine and walk away, you watch.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/29/bp-manslaughter-charges-gulf-oil-spill_n_841852.html
U.S. prosecutors are considering whether to pursue manslaughter charges against BP managers for decisions made before the explosion on the rig that killed 11 workers and caused the biggest offshore spill in U.S. history, a report from Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the matter.

BP has admitted mistakes in the run-up to the rig blast but has denied accusations that it was "grossly negligent", a charge that could add tens of billions to the final bill it pays for the disaster.

"A manslaughter charge makes a charge of gross negligence more likely," one dealer said.

If BP is found to be grossly negligent, the maximum possible fines it faces would rise to over $21 billion from around $5 billion.

Also, this may mean the company is unable to force its partners in the well to pay their 35 percent share of the total clean-up bill -- now estimated at $42 billion.

It could also open the floodgates to legal claims worth many billions.
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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:28 am

Eleven deaths and immeasurable damage to the gulf, wetlands and wildlife. Not to mention the thousands affected financially by the mass exodus of rigs from the gulf since the spill. The local economy tanked. One year later BP is now allowed to drill in the gulf again.
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