NO! It doesn't come close to covering the cost of damage.
NO! No amount is enough! We need a corporate death penalty.


hegesias 9 years 32 weeks ago

Fuck no. Corporations are people. Put them in prison. Why can't Bradley Manning pay the government three months of his salary and then go yachting?

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forestlady11 9 years 32 weeks ago

Justice? killing a planet is a crime where I come from...all polutors should be jailed for life, and all assets go to the rocovery for the damages they have done. Like the law daddy bush made for the dea... loose you home, yacht and everything for one joint, zero tolerance...or save money and hang them from a tree. Equal Justice for ALL of the people of planet earth, she is alive and knows where you live...

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Hydro-Dragon 9 years 32 weeks ago


Why does the fine that was imposed only a small percentage of the damages caused by dangerous and irresponsible actions of BP Oil? When looking at their profits since the accident there is no reason why the court decided on such a low amount to fine BP. Could it be that the court fell for the rouse that BP pulled selling off some assets, closing a few operations, and laying off employees to make the appearance of being in some sort of financial dire straits? I would think that if found guiilty, shuldn't the fine include all damages incurred, the lost revenue of bussinesses, payroll & lost employment, environmental damages, and all rescue, recovery, & clean-up costs. By taking into account their high profits, Raising the fine to actually make BP aknowledge the fact that they acted in a totally irresponsible and dangerous manner and to think about planning out their projects putting safety ahead of costs and profits. Apparently, with this, fine they are thinking that they can get away with MURDER and still smell like roses in front of their stock holders and board of directors. Is it me or does anyone else think that someone got paid off? What about the lost of life, who would take responsbility for that? Why is the court giving a foriegn company so much slack? I'm pretty sure that the British Government would look at it as justice, and not an intrnational incident that might bring our two countries to bad relations or even war. Finally, is it possible that there might still might be some underlying problems that will mke an appearance at a future date that will cost billions or more to correct. Was that included in the final decision? Just something to think about.

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telliottmbamsc 9 years 32 weeks ago


This from the National Federation of Wildlife:

Dolphins across the northern Gulf of Mexico are still dying in high numbers--two and a half years after BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf.

Just this week, BP agreed to pay a record criminal fine for the Gulf oil spill, but vowed to vigorously contest the charges it is facing under federal environmental law--money from which would go toward

restoring the Gulf.

Dolphins in one heavily oiled section of the Louisiana coast are suffering and even dying from a variety of symptoms--including anemia, low blood sugar, and lung disease--that suggest exposure to oil.

But media reports indicate that BP might be attempting to negotiate an agreement with the Department of Justice to pay less than half of what the company could face at trial for its violations of the Clean Water Act and the Oil Pollution Act.

BP's fines need to be large enough to restore the Gulf of Mexico for dolphins and other wildlife--and to send a clear message that America holds reckless polluters fully accountable.


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