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Lap Dancers, the CIA, Payoffs and BP’s Deepwater Horizon

Posted on Apr 18, 2014

By Greg Palast

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Don’t bother sending Rainey a file in a cake: The BP man won’t get two minutes of jail time. His trial has been suspended indefinitely. 

Immunity from law is not new to BP. As I reported last month, BP was the main culprit in the disaster caused by the Exxon Valdez grounding. The company walked away without paying a dime to the victims. In the case of the Deepwater Horizon, a few tenacious attorneys have ensured the corporation pays some compensation in the Gulf. But that money comes nowhere close to the damage it caused and will do nothing to harm the company’s bottom line.

The oil is still there

Today BP has declared Gulf waters clean, as if Mother Nature were just a toilet you can poop in and flush. But I’ve been to the Gulf shores. Dig down 10 inches in the shoals off Gulfport, Miss., and you’ll hit Deepwater Horizon crude. Biologist Rick Steiner told me BP’s poisonous sludge will remain just under the surface for another 40 years. Hidden—just like BP’s crimes.

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