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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:41:45 PM

In New Orleans, the first phase of one of the largest environmental trials in U.S. history is underway.

Three years after the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, the civil trial will determine the share of liability for companies involved. Finger-pointing among oil rig operators BP, Halliburton, and Transocean continues.

The explosion about 50 miles off the coast took the lives of 11 men. It spewed oil across the Gulf of Mexico and onto miles of beaches from Louisiana to Florida. Crews weren’t able to stem the flow of oil for 87 days. The disaster eventually released as much as 206 million gallons of oil into the sea, wreaking havoc on the region’s ecosystem.
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ktbaeohana
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:04:11 AM

time to pay.
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 4:30:07 PM


It's not the price of profits that caused the oil spill that killed people. It was the short-sighted greed and bonus incentives for the executives that lead to their decisions that lead to this disaster. Fine the executives who made the decisions rather then the oil company, then you will find greater safety measures being taken.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 8:05:10 AM

RECORD quarterly profits, btw.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 4:56:23 AM

This trial will go on for many weeks. Too bad a settlement wasn't able to be made so there would be no trial.
UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:43:00 AM


A model example of doing all the WRONG things.
Amplion
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:05:51 AM

KICK BP/ARCO/CASTROL OUT OF THE USA !!!!
MN1
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:20:34 AM

JAIL TIME.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:23:06 AM

just another marathon court case
Previvor
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:22:05 AM

LOL I agree with the comment below
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:19:09 AM

BP. = bankruptcy pending
JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:16:28 AM

BP deserves anything it gets.
carrek
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:11:29 AM

They remind me of Congress. Blame the other party for what happens.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:53:07 PM

Make 'me pay!
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:45:27 PM

Greedy profit-mongers!
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