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.

bjdzyak's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm


BP already has an Alternative Energy Division.

Leman Russ's picture
Leman Russ
Jun. 10, 2010 12:27 pm

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