Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    8:16 PM

GasBuddy News Article

30
votes
Gulf Coast States at Odds on Penalties for Oil Spill

nytimes.com -- NEW ORLEANS ā€” With BPā€™s agreement on Thursday to plead guilty to 14 criminal charges and pay $4.5 billion in fines and other payments in connection with its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast politicians are now eyeing a much bigger potential windfall from the company: $20 billion or more in civil pollution penalties for the spill.

But the negotiations over those penalties ā€” including which states get the money, how quickly, and what it can be used for ā€” could be more contentious than the talks that led to the criminal settlement.

Officials with the Justice Department, who are leading the discussions, are not simply representing the federal government, but a number of other governments, including those of the five gulf states. And not only do some states have a differe


Read the Full Article

Submitted Nov 19, 2012 By: teafortwo
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Gulf Coast States at Odds on Penalties for Oil Spill Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:22,645
Points:2,166,915
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:20:18 AM

thanks for posting T42
Profile Pic
LetemEatCake
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:5,705
Points:1,360,915
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:32:18 PM


Teafortwo...another really good article...thanks!
Profile Pic
DrCashFlow
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:9,405
Points:2,166,270
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:15:44 AM

fine not nearly high enough
Profile Pic
52MPG
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:9,696
Points:2,297,355
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:22:24 PM

Politics of getting money.
Profile Pic
boatfloyd
Champion Author Jacksonville

Posts:4,192
Points:944,415
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:14:02 PM

Fighting over the money
Profile Pic
goldrose1
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:13,382
Points:2,458,170
Joined:Feb 2005
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:12:42 PM

Not all the protesters are short a couple marbles.
Profile Pic
1fulltank
Champion Author Buffalo

Posts:10,124
Points:2,065,215
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:10:40 PM

It's funny how money can bring out the worst in people.
Profile Pic
GRUMPY55
Champion Author California

Posts:3,143
Points:892,530
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:09:17 PM

All the Gulf states should get same amount of money
Profile Pic
slkmoo
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:3,435
Points:866,895
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:07:13 PM

vrossi46 right on
Profile Pic
vrossi46
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:4,863
Points:1,317,060
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:04:54 PM

fat cats can't wait to get a hold of money that we'll end up paying in one way or another
Profile Pic
goldrose1
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:13,382
Points:2,458,170
Joined:Feb 2005
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:58:38 PM

not surprised/
Profile Pic
Kawibiker
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:1,924
Points:363,835
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:57:44 PM

ok
Profile Pic
bvrbill
Champion Author Eugene

Posts:6,933
Points:1,075,045
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:56:45 PM

The lawyers are getting richer.
Profile Pic
ctcowboy
Veteran Author Connecticut

Posts:290
Points:53,435
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:54:04 PM

BP = ATM
Profile Pic
clermont40miles
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:13,707
Points:2,322,545
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:51:47 PM

Lawyers paradise. Justice is "just-as" we please.

All BP customers pay for this.
Profile Pic
sprocketsplines
Champion Author Washington

Posts:4,089
Points:1,407,975
Joined:Oct 2010
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:51:39 PM

As difficult as it is to do, everyone has to get together in going after BP in the civil suits. The old adage "united we stand, divided we fall" applies.
Profile Pic
mstearno
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:9,501
Points:2,195,645
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:50:52 PM

as consumers we pay anyways
so who cares fight over the dead carcas
Profile Pic
southrob
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:5,931
Points:1,207,725
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:50:43 PM

dhan for cheap gas
Profile Pic
NHLiveFree
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:13,838
Points:2,160,560
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:45:57 PM


Trust in all the MS, LA, and AL politicians to join the 1% if they are not there already! Thank you BP, TransOcean, and Halliburton.
Profile Pic
rjoeh
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:9,511
Points:3,025,175
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:43:28 PM

Everyone wanting a piece of the fatted calf. Bet when they get their share... it will be wasted and the public will see little benefit of it.
Profile Pic
NAVYHM
All-Star Author Cleveland

Posts:761
Points:1,430,080
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:42:51 PM

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND ALL THE LAWYERS INVOLVED INCLUDING ALL THE GREEDY POLITICIANS WILL ALL TAKE HOME MORE MONEY & PRIZES THAN ANY OF THE VICTIMS OR THEIR FAMILIES GUARANTEED...
Profile Pic
my2002m
Champion Author Tulsa

Posts:8,413
Points:2,221,665
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:42:21 PM

Because they want some of the money.
Profile Pic
VikingWoman
Champion Author Washington

Posts:3,823
Points:794,975
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:39:28 PM

This isn't hurting BP in the stockmarket - at least not today. The price per share increased $1.20 and that's a pretty good increase. It could 'adjust' tomorrow and drop a bit but if this were bad news for shareholders they would be dumping stock and the price would be dropping like a rock.
Profile Pic
N4PIP
Champion Author Miami

Posts:2,545
Points:951,200
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:31:20 PM

"BP has been penalized enough"? Are you kidding me? They've fought every step of the way for paying anything!
Profile Pic
suzmar
Champion Author Texas

Posts:3,497
Points:1,344,915
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:25:14 PM

BP has been penalized enough, but government is greedy.
Profile Pic
Mr_Bill_W
All-Star Author Virginia

Posts:657
Points:709,865
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:24:57 PM

BP ~ British Petroleum or Big Penalty? Well BP its time to pay the politics and population impacted by your stupidity so pony up the bucks!
Profile Pic
MopedTime
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:1,970
Points:835,865
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:23:49 PM

Don't you think BP was already penalized enough?
Profile Pic
Double_Golden
Champion Author San Francisco

Posts:4,085
Points:1,032,710
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:21:39 PM

BP will recovered the penalty fine from the consumers when their raised the price of gasoline...
Profile Pic
PrettyLittleLady
Champion Author Modesto

Posts:5,894
Points:2,430,505
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:17:45 PM

soo..pay up.
Profile Pic
fowlcan
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:3,753
Points:1,206,470
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:17:21 PM

Naturally the feast of free money for the lawyers is like the smell of blood to great white sharks.
Profile Pic
charladan
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:1,062
Points:788,480
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:16:13 PM

you mean people are fighting over money. who would have thought it possible
Profile Pic
LQQKGAS
Champion Author Phoenix

Posts:5,007
Points:1,739,955
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:15:40 PM


Those penalties will be passed on to the consumer. Here comes obumas $8 per gallon gas!
Profile Pic
wayoung56
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:5,110
Points:1,356,685
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:15:14 PM

Hmmmm...
Profile Pic
bojiway1
Champion Author Minnesota

Posts:4,394
Points:1,021,745
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:13:50 PM

will the federal gov delay it
Profile Pic
N5EXY
Champion Author Austin

Posts:7,941
Points:2,066,320
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:12:01 PM

Lawyers and politicians.
Profile Pic
drz614
Champion Author Harrisburg

Posts:4,761
Points:1,155,340
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:11:34 PM

ok
Profile Pic
CityCouponer
Champion Author New Orleans

Posts:2,441
Points:563,600
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:11:21 PM

BP=Biological Polluters.
Profile Pic
ClancyME
Champion Author Georgia

Posts:17,251
Points:2,908,045
Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:09:29 PM

Here we go!
Profile Pic
MidNJ
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:9,451
Points:1,664,990
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:06:29 PM

From the article:

"About 30 percent of the funds would be divided based on the extent of damage, and another 30 percent would go to creating and carrying out a comprehensive master plan covering the entire Gulf Coast."

++++++++++++++++

Hopefully so.
Profile Pic
Mustache_33
All-Star Author Toronto

Posts:900
Points:181,455
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:01:29 PM

hm
Profile Pic
DeeLA
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:7,165
Points:1,910,365
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:00:44 PM

This has been going on too long. I'll be glad when it is finally settled.
Profile Pic
DrLyon
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:8,492
Points:1,711,115
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:59:16 PM

So..
Profile Pic
WIPACKERFAN
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:11,234
Points:2,397,630
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:58:19 PM

OK
Profile Pic
dasimon
All-Star Author Florida

Posts:556
Points:585,050
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:56:30 PM

Of course
Profile Pic
pgerassi
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:13,349
Points:2,686,065
Joined:Apr 2007
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:50:15 PM

Everyone wants a bigger slice of the pie.
Profile Pic
farn1958
All-Star Author Twin Cities

Posts:886
Points:183,385
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:42:49 PM

no surprise there
Profile Pic
naspa
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:3,807
Points:908,875
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:42:17 PM

Let each state sue each other. That's what our democracy is about these days. There is no need of agreement decency amongst folks anymore.
Profile Pic
gd83goldwinger
Champion Author South Bend

Posts:2,584
Points:794,580
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:39:58 PM

About time they make fines for there errors.
Profile Pic
69Bonne
Champion Author Gary

Posts:2,922
Points:890,210
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:39:17 PM

The courts and the lawyers will tie this up for a long time.
Profile Pic
pecos
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:9,367
Points:2,541,505
Joined:Jul 2005
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:38:06 PM

Make em pay... get r done.
Post a reply Back to Topics