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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:04 AM

E-mails Prove: BP Lied About Massive Scale of Oil Disaster...

BP Oil Spill Flow Rate Vastly Understated For Weeks, Emails Show



Emails that attorneys representing a defendant in the BP oil spill case plan to introduce in February show for the first time that the oil company knew the massive scale of the 2010 blowout in the Gulf of Mexico weeks earlier than previously disclosed.

BP has long maintained that it provided full disclosure to the public and the federal government about its knowledge of the spillís extent and did so promptly. The emails suggest otherwise.

BP has said in the past that it learned of the spill's full extent months after the April 2010 blowout. But the emails indicate that the company knew almost immediately after the drilling rig exploded, killing 11 workers and injuring 17, that the spill may be extraordinarily large.

BP pleaded guilty in mid-November to more than a dozen felony charges related to the spill, including lying to Congress about the size of the leak, as part of a wide-ranging deal settling the company's corporate criminal liability. Justice Department officials said a probe of individual criminal activity related to the spill is ongoing and may result in more indictments...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/08/bp-oil-spill-flow-rate-emails_n_2260275.html?ref=topbar

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Indi Guy Dec 2012 OP
lob1 Dec 2012 #1
Prometheus Bound Dec 2012 #2
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #3
BainsBane Dec 2012 #4
SouthernDonkey Dec 2012 #8
Lint Head Dec 2012 #5
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #6
sakabatou Dec 2012 #7
love_katz Dec 2012 #9
Are_grits_groceries Dec 2012 #10
malaise Dec 2012 #11
Mojorabbit Dec 2012 #12

Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:13 AM

1. I wish the courts could sentence BP to hell.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:14 AM

2. I bet no one on DU ever figured BP management were lying assholes.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:15 AM

3. Tony Hayward behind bars would be a good start

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:15 AM

4. If corporations are people

Why can't BP get the death penalty?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:32 AM

8. +1,000

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:11 AM

5. The lesson I take from this is, if you are a rich asshole you can kill 11 people, destroy

the environment and all you have to do is settle. What a wonderful country we live in.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:14 AM

6. It was a massive coverup by everyone.

 

BP, the government, the regulators, everyone. That thing is still probably leaking.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:16 AM

7. Not surprised

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:47 AM

9. Well, since the Supremes ruled that corporations are people...

this seems like the perfect time to put as many of BP's top brass in jail as possible.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:43 AM

10. Send drones after some of those assholes.

If Obama is going to go after terrorists, they count IMHO. They quietly do more harm to us and we don't even notice.
(FYI-I don't agree with drone program. This is tongue in cheek.)

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:06 AM

11. +1,000 n/t

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:43 AM

12. This makes me so angry

I could hardly breathe when all that was happening, I was so upset. The gulf is home to an amazing variety of life. I live in Fl and I love the Gulf.

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