Force Oil companies to finance their own competition

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Instead of ONLY imprisoning and fining BP personnel (and government employees who were complicit in the crime), a part of BP's punishment should be to help pay for R&D into alternative energy. In essence, the point is to make the oil industry pay to research and develop their own competition. What better punishment could there be for a Corporation since all they care about it profit? The Death Penalty is a good idea, but forcing them to fund their own demise is even better.

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BP already has an Alternative Energy Division.

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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