BP fined for Gulf disaster

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    from CNN-BP will plead guilty to manslaughter charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and agreed to pay $4.5 billion in government penalties, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday.

    Gee, that could cost the company nearly a whole quarter's net profit!

    Pity the poor little corporation!
     
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    Sweet deal, less than one quarter's profits - look for gas prices to go up...
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    BP agrees to pay $4.5B; 3 employees charged
    Nov 15,`12 - -- A day of reckoning arrived for BP on Thursday as the oil giant agreed to plead guilty to a raft of charges in the deadly Gulf of Mexico spill and pay a record $4.5 billion, including the biggest criminal fine in U.S. history. Three BP employees were also charged, two of them with manslaughter.
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    BP gets record US criminal fine over Deepwater disaster
    15 November 2012 - The Deepwater Horizon disaster caused one of the worst oil spills in history
     
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    If you're gonna report something don't make crap up.
     
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    Where's that thread about BP and Benghazi?
     
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    Made up? This was a quote from CNN; perhaps they made it up, but not I.
     
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    I wasn't talking about CNN but what you wrote. BP wasn't charged with Manslaughter. It was two rig workers who were charged in seperate indictments. The sick part is how you guys have obsessed over:

    1. Royal ass pictures
    2. Empty chairs
    3. Tinfoil NWO conspiracies
    4. The 47%
    5. Snookie
    6. Chris Christie

    And about 100 other things. Meanwhile back in the real world, BP spent the last three years crafting a way to get off basically scott free. And now people are suddenly upset? Pathetic.
     
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    The other shoe drops...
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    BP faces temporary ban from new US contracts
    28 November 2012 - The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster killed 11 workers
     
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    Resolve and lift?


    How about lift and flatten!

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    RIGZONE - BP Ban on Bidding Could Hurt Energy Industry, U.S. Gov't

    Banning BP from bidding in future offshore lease sales could have a hugely negative ripple effect on drilling contractors and the rest of the offshore industry as well as the Gulf region, and even the federal government, the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) reported Friday.

    The offshore oil and gas industry, which is based almost entirely in the Gulf of Mexico, supported over 200,000 American jobs in 2010 and contributed nearly $80 billion in revenues to the Federal government from 2001-2010.
     

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