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nraacct
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:34:02 PM

The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday asked a federal judge to approve a $1 billion fine against Transocean, the owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, for violation of the federal Clean Water Act. The request comes only a few days before Transocean is due to appear before a second federal judge to plead guilty to criminal charges in the case, which will result in another $400 million in penalties.


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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 4:25:18 AM

Tax credit at a later date.... when no one is watching.
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 3:15:53 AM

who collects fines? Who spends it?
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:48:44 PM


Now how about some real jail time for a few of the firm's bumbling and hazardous executives. Fines are never enough for these who never learn from their errors.
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:46:32 PM


Good article nraacct, thanks for posting!
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:41:10 PM


Hopefully this fine will hold.
amerk73
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:00:32 PM

how about other state
merlinCO
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:30:59 AM

Excellent!
GasHunter0007
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:05:08 AM

katching, katching...lots of money out there. where does it really go?
MN1
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:55:21 AM

PLUS jail time.
iFueler
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:34:33 AM


        and then comes the appeal
lonewolf_947
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:10:34 AM

Nice .....
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:09:55 AM

They should pay.
Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:07:49 AM

We all want clear waters
The court got to shut down BP
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:07:38 AM

good
JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:03:37 AM

If the thought is using this fine on an oil company that spills oil into a river or body of water, okay. But the trouble with government , is they do not use good judgement all of the time.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:01:50 AM

To: OHMS Re: Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 7:41:32 PM (Printed below)

"is that gun running top dude in prison yet?"

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LOL Yeah, if you think that the top dude will ever see hard time, you are sadly mistaken. He is big in demanding justice, but it will never be meted out for "Fast and Furious". That hypocrite is like the "Pot Calling The Kettle Black". Rather, he will get all the "Justice" that money and prestige can buy.

[Edited by: SammyAdams at 2/9/2013 12:06:51 AM EST]
amerk73
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:58:20 PM

good
Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:55:19 PM

Is the fine unusual punishment that will be overturned or is it realistic?
andy1024
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:42:11 PM

Hope that the fine will be put to good use.
TheGoatWhisperer
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:42:06 PM

How much a gallon will this "fine" cost me at the pump?
drz614
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:11:39 PM

hmmm
davenles
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 10:47:35 PM

What to do with all that money. I'm sure the Feds will spend it unwisely.
steven_flies
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:36:25 PM

Who gets to spend the money? What will they spend it on? Inquiring minds want to know...
Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:17:30 PM

ridiculous
RBob
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:54:00 PM

BP probably considers this just another write-off opportunity and the cost of doing business.
JeffersonState
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:29:00 PM

They MAY not be able to pay for this one out of petty cash. The real test will be what criminal penalities will be assigned to BP management as individuals...
jwkycola
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 7:59:37 PM

Well it's a start.
bar1035
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 7:57:19 PM

People will pay the fine. That is all there is. People. People pay for everything - sometimes with free money from Helicopter Ben.
OHMS
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 7:41:32 PM

is that gun running top dude in prison yet?
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 6:53:24 PM

That is a small fine for what they messed up.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 6:46:51 PM

Sounds like a minimum fine to me.
md11capt
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 6:40:14 PM

Take what's behind door #2.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 6:23:33 PM

Lets see if they appeal
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 5:49:27 PM

watch and see.
teafortwo
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 5:40:26 PM


$1 billion fine against Transocean?

That sounds about right.

As long as it is $1 billion per person/creature affected. Living and deceased.

Anyone that lives, visits or works in the area or eats seafood from the Gulf Of Mexico.

And let US not forget about the creatures of the area.

Some of the photos show US how disastrous this was to their home and health.

mike56MI
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 5:26:27 PM

Not enough.
doggod
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 5:19:21 PM

Oh, that's "justice" all right. The politicians get some new money to spend, the victims get nothing.

LostInNY
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:52:57 PM

Just a billion???the damage they caused and lies that went with it will impact us for generations...
ErnieK9LO
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:47:41 PM

Another oil company I assume.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:39:06 PM

more money for green scams
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