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Nitewolf
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:38:44 PM

MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — BP urged a federal judge Friday to rule the company can't be penalized for millions of gallons of oil that spewed from its blown-out well but was captured before it could spill into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

A court filing by London-based BP PLC says workers captured more than 34 million gallons — 810,000 barrels — of crude and either burned it or shipped it to shore before it could enter the Gulf waters.

The company asked U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to rule that the collected oil can't be counted in calculating the company's Clean Water Act penalties, which could amount to billions of dollars.

A criminal settlement with the Justice Department in November didn't resolve the government's civil claims against BP.
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JLSindy
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 7:35:40 AM

Foul!!!!!
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 4:19:39 AM

BP couldn't be wrong.... right?
MN1
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:18:36 AM

More intentional delays by BP.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:14:59 AM

All knowing judge will know.
Zing20
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:25:37 PM

They need to pay the full amount.
davenles
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:02:08 PM

Lawyers will drag this on for years to come.
graceman
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:49:52 PM

What?
ddor
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:16:38 PM

Ok
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:06:46 PM

This will be a tough one, all they have are 'estimates'.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:48:13 PM

this gift will keep on giving for years to come
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:46:29 PM

okay... that's not included...

now "what is Bp going to do about that 6-8" of crud still on the bottom of the gulf?"

we want to know how that will be reclaimed and restored.

waiting for answer:
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