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    When corporate policies or practices cost workers their lives somebody needs to go to jail. It doesn't matter if it's oil rig workers or coal miners. I'd be happy with CEO's being held responsible.
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    It's also interesting to note, that Halliburton (which supplied the cement for the oil rig) was found not guilty of the claim that BP said the cement was contaminated. Of course, in a situation like this, pointing fingers will certainly be flying, but I'm amazed at how "Teflon" Halliburton seems to be.
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    They should be way charged more...than that money should be split up between all the people who lost their jobs bc of the spill they should pay to fix damages and repair polluted land and water sources also all the oil company's across the US should pay damages to all the people that they've permanently polluted their water sources but that probably won't. Ever happen bc of the most worst president. In all of American history and his Vice President thank you GW and dick chenny you'll be EFFIN us long after you dead
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    BP makes a lot of noise about its $20 billion compensation fund, but not so much about it taking a $13 billion tax deduction for the money paid out from that fund.
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    It is a tiny fraction of the cost to the environment, to the other industries dependent on the Gulf, and to the taxpayers who will make up the difference. Just another business expense to write off.
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    @dances-weebles no, thats not what that money is for. BP already paid 24 billion for that. This was a penalty/fine. ( and I think you meant to write worthy CAUSE)
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    @Chromalord yeah, i probably did... it was late and i made mistake in my typing. thanks for catching it for me before i looked silly.

    the 24 billion hardly began to cover it. and no... if it was a fine it didn't hurt them nearly badly enough. it should cost bp all their gasoline stations, and every other thing that they are involved in. i believe that the costs levied against them should completely bankrupt them and make it impossible for them to ever drill for oil again anywhere. if that were to happen it might even make other oil companies sit up and take notice and may curtail future off shore drilling completely.

    have you been reading of the next disaster in the making in the berring straights? how stupid can people be?
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    they shouldnt have to pay anything, it was an accident. who pays if a meteor hits a city? who pays when there are floods and tornadoes?
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    Actions have consequences, but sometimes a lack of action has consequences as well. In this case, negligence on the part of both BP and the drilling company were proven. There were known safety violations. This was an accident, but one that was foreseeable and preventable.
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    How are those scenarios at all similar? Negligence by the people running the rig caused people to die and and billions in damage to the environment.
  • #48
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    Are you serious? You are comparing a man-made disaster to a meteor?

    If I run over you in the mall parking lot because I didn't get my faulty brakes fixed, can I think claim it was a accident....like a meteor?
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    no more drilling,thats what they are shooting for,someday it will come out that the deepwater disaster was a black ops episode,not an accident
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    If that were the case, alternative fuels may be economically viable. However as long as the technology exists to drill offshore, we should use it to our advantage. America needs cheap energy to thrive.
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    @Thunderchicken america is already thriving... if that's what you want to call it. if you wish for it to actually improve, then they've got to develop clean fuel, rather than those that pollute.
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