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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:18 AM
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Prosecutors aim to revoke BP probation (in Alaska)
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 03:18 AM by Blue_In_AK
Source: Anchorage Daily News

BP, the biggest oil field operator on Alaska's North Slope, has failed to fix pervasive management and environmental safety problems and is a repeat environmental offender, federal prosecutors said in a new court filing this week.

The federal government is seeking to revoke BP's probation on a criminal misdemeanor conviction from 2007 that arose from a huge spill in 2006. A hearing on the probation issue is set to begin Nov. 29.

BP found itself back in court after a subsequent spill in November 2009 on a pipeline near BP's Lisburne Production Center.

Prosecutors say the 2009 pipeline rupture and oil spill amounts to a new crime that violates the terms of BP's 2007 probation. The 2009 spill was "completely predictable and absolutely preventable," prosecutors say.

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Read more: http://www.adn.com/2011/11/15/2173260/prosecutors-aim-t...



I like this comment: Corporations are people now, remember? And, what happens to "people" who violate their probations? And, a repeat offender, at that.


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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:30 AM
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1. As an aside
If Corporations are people then People are corporations. It follows that people don't need to pay tax either.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:51 AM
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3. I like that. :)
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:35 AM
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2. dup : self delete
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 03:36 AM by dipsydoodle
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