This was an accident....not intentional so in my opinion, I think that BP should only be accountable to clean up the entire mess. That is it....no additional monies....no fine.....certainly no criminal result. Just pay for what you did. It is like in a store where you dropped something and it shattered into many pieces, I would expect that person to pay for the broken item....accident yes, but the store should not have a loss because of your accident. Same thing in my opinion.
Suspect it is being used by O to remind people why they should hate the OIL companies and our DRILL NOW conservative view on Energy.