1. mark angelo
    October 9, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    I hope the government nails their ass to the wall. But somehow I don’t have a lot of faith that they will. Restitution to the local businesses should be part of the fines.

    Can’t wait till Keystone XL is completed!! Talk about a disaster waiting to happen. We need to stop letting these private corporations reap all the profit while we deal with the pollution and negative ecological impact. They get the money we get dirt.
    maybe the socialists actually have it right when it comes to state ownership. just saying….


  2. Eliot Chandler
    October 9, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    BP has been spending a fortune on TV propaganda, and not contributing it to repairing the gulf…..


  3. Robert Shorin
    October 9, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

    BP is spending a small fortune in advertising the so-called “return to normal” along the Gulf coast on TV; and it is offering its gasoline at the local gas gas stations on Long Island (NY) at a much lower price, for the first time, than other brands. It must be financially worthwhile to spend millions to market themselves as a consumer-friendly and environmentally-friendly company in the hope that the Public Relations will reduce their responsibility for, and cost in repairing, the damage they caused.


  4. Judy Epstein
    October 9, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    Of course, only true solution to preventing offshore drilling accidents is to reduce our reliance on oil and gas. Will the powers that be actually learn anything from this disaster or will they continue with even more dangerous oil routing, like Keystone, should it go through, a very serious ecological disaster waiting to repeatedly happen? Big Oil ‘owns’ the US and it’s common knowledge they don’t like alternative energy. Do they care about the future of the planet and their grandchildren who will live there?


  5. gloriana casey
    October 9, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    The Ocean is finite, as are all of our natural resources. BP, however, seems to have infinite resources , ways and means to destroy our natural world , wildlife, people and communities.

    BP, you get a FAIL for damaging the Gulf. You get a FAIL for trying to evade your responsibility. All your legal gymnastics and all those oil men have not been able to, even yet, put the Gulf back together again.

    BP, we have just the one planet, but oil companies are a dime a dozen. A trial for BP is necessary to right the wrongs, and BP, your wrongs are legion!


    • Donna Zoll
      October 14, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

      I second Gloriana Casey’s sentiments.

      BP and Haliburton should be held criminally responsible for the disaster they created in our oceans. The puny $200k fine Haliburton received was lunch money for them. We risk the well being of our planet for these greedy fools. Wake up people. Life will be a lot worse if our eco systems collapse from abuse. we have seen strange things happening in our oceans every since the gulf oil spill disaster. No amount of money is worth destroying the planet over.


  6. Preston Wheaton
    October 9, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    BP has wasted the Gulf… this is what anything for ‘profit’ is all about. BP top people are worse and have done more damage than any person in jail today…


  7. ccrider27
    October 10, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    We should appreciate this article by Public Citizen, but they are falling for the MSM’s ‘official’ estimates of the spill. It was much, much greater than is publicly realized.

    The only independent study of the amount of oil spilled was done by Purdue Univ.:
    I’d like to leave the documentation, but this comment site won’t allow links.

    They estimated 95,000 barrels per day, for a total over 86 days of 8.2 million barrels (343 million gallons), 32 X the Exxon Valdez. No other study was ever done independent of US Govt. and BP.

    4.2 million barrels is a fabrication by the Obama Admin/EPA/Coast Guard to protect BP from the real cost. It is based entirely on estimates of ocean surface area covered. It doesn’t count the sludge that sunk to medium depths and to the bottom. The EPA/Coast Guard did their survey entirely from the air.

    And that doesn’t even start to address the Corexit which when combined with the oil was 52X more toxic than just the oil alone.

    Even when reporters were trying to go to the areas most affected by the spill, the Coast Guard ran them off and protected BP from journalist scrutiny:
    Again, no links allowed.

    I still agree with the point of this article and appreciate Public Citizen’s efforts to bring attention to what is really the second worst human-caused environmental disaster after global warming.


  8. Walter Graue
    October 10, 2013 @ 11:30 pm

    No matter what sort of opinion any court emerges with, this is a never ending delay, by apeal of deliverance from suffering to many people and the environment. BP should never again be allowed to drill anywher near America. No punishment, either crinminal nor financial will ever compensate the victims of this monsterous wealth machine’s danmage to the world. We should turn away from fossil fuels now and develop modern energy sources use, not be pandering to this bunch of uncaring cheapskate investing ‘monsters.’


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