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BP To Pay $4 Billion For Deepwater Oil Spill


BP will pay a record-breaking fine for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: $4 billion. They will also pay $525 million in additional security and exchange commission fines.

Also, there are reports that two BP employees will face manslaughter charges for the deaths of eleven Deepwater workers and that BP will plead guilty to lying to Congress about the amount of damage caused:

[A source], who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about the deal, also said two BP employees face manslaughter charges over the death of 11 people in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that triggered the massive spill.

The person said BP will plead guilty to obstruction for lying to Congress about how much oil was pouring out of the ruptured well. The person declined to say exactly how much the fine in the billions of dollars would be.

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  1. good. this whole debacle was an egregious example of negligence and greed.

    and ps, THANK YOU ,"THE NEWSROOM"!

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 15, 2012 12:13:02 PM

  2. How long before some Republican-appointed judge lowers the amount--drastically?

    Posted by: jomicur | Nov 15, 2012 12:17:11 PM

  3. Cause Democrats are squeaky clean and can't be brought and owned. GW's administration prosecuted MORE white collar crime than Obamas. AND NO, I AM NOT REPUBLICAN.

    Where are all the Wall St prosecutions from the financial collapse? Why has Obama's DOJ 'soft peddled' white collar Wall St crime, refused to prosecute in many cases, and allow non-criminal, civil charges only, with fines that are chump change? Where the F is all the hope and change?

    OF COURSE there should be CRIMINAL charges, and it should include those at the top of BP; where the F is that asinine Englishman they sent to Louisiana who immediately started whining about how he wanted his life back, so he could race yachts? He should be sitting in a prison cell with the rest of them.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 15, 2012 12:44:48 PM

  4. Joy of joys, looks like I really pissed of LITTLE SCUMBAG KIWI but good this time, note his defamation under my name. Totally makes my day.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Nov 15, 2012 1:18:27 PM

  5. You must be fun at parties, Ratbastard.

    Posted by: Mikey | Nov 15, 2012 1:24:59 PM

  6. it's frankly astonishing that this incident didn't stay longer in public memory.

    the negligence committed all in the name of saving money.

    oil culture is corrupt to the core.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 15, 2012 1:27:54 PM

  7. Four billion is a lot of money but it's not that much to BP.

    Posted by: Demian | Nov 15, 2012 1:44:15 PM

  8. I'm a blast at parties,Mikey. But this is serious sh*t we're talking about here.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 15, 2012 4:25:12 PM

  9. That's it?? 4 bil? After what they did? They got off easy.

    Posted by: jj | Nov 15, 2012 6:20:42 PM

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