Skip to comments.BP: U.S. hiding evidence on size of Gulf oil spill
Posted on 03/30/2012 10:47:04 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(Reuters) - BP Plc (BP.L) has accused the U.S. government of withholding evidence that may show the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was smaller than federal officials claimed, a key issue in determining the oil company's liability.
A reduction in the size of the spill would lower the maximum civil fine BP could be forced to pay under the U.S. Clean Water Act, a sum now estimated as high as $17.6 billion.
The government is one of many plaintiffs suing BP over the April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which killed 11 workers and triggered the largest U.S. offshore oil spill.
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Of course they are withholding the TRUTH. That’s ALL this administration does.
Unless it’s in line with the Obama agenda of shutting down oil and claiming it’s bad for America to drill offshore, etc.....THEN you’ll hear about it. You’ll never stop hearing about that BS.
Too bad it wasn’t algae that leaked. LOL
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My British Petroleum-gate file:
Mr. Cameron....Are you enjoying your barbecue. And your cooked goose??
I thought they were lying about how big the spill was. Lying, nonetheless.
but the U.S. government is a partner in all the oil and oil drilling ,that get a cut ,they should sue themselves
They get a royalty, no different from a private landowner.
I was always amazed at how quickly the gulf seemed to ‘clean’ itself up!
i smell shake down
i’d like to know where the money went.