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

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Four years ago this Sunday, the Deepwater Horizon blowout incinerated 11 men and poisoned 600 miles of Gulf coastline. What political fairy dust allows BP to remain virtually immune from the consequences?Four years ago today, the Deepwater Horizon blowout incinerated 11 men and poisoned 600 miles of Gulf coastline. What political fairy dust allows BP to remain virtually immune from the consequences?

Death Came by Water, Then by Oil
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It was Good Friday, 50 years ago on March 27, 1964, when an earthquake-spurred tsunami wiped out the Chugach village in Chenega, Alaska. Twenty-five years later, as villagers celebrated the rebuilding of their home, a wave of oil from the Exxon Valdez began to move their way.Fifty years ago a tsunami wiped out the Chugach village. Twenty-five years later, as villagers celebrated the rebuilding of their home, another kind of wave headed their way.

25 Years After Exxon Valdez, BP Was the Hidden Culprit
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Two decades ago I was the investigator for the legal team that sold you the bullshit on the crackup of the Exxon Valdez Now, on the 25th anniversary of that disaster, and four years after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, the Obama administration has authorized BP to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico -- and it's all set to happen again Now, on the 25th anniversary of that disaster, it's all set to happen again.

The Public Cost of BP's 'Pathetic' Fine

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BP’s record settlement of $4.5 billion for damages caused by the explosion and spill of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010 is the largest criminal fine in U.S. history, but at a fifth of the company's 2011 profits, to be paid over a span of five years, it amounts to a "pathetic" slap on the wrist, says Public Citizen’s Tyler Slocum.

Why BP Isn’t a Criminal

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The Justice Department just entered into the largest criminal settlement in U.S. history with BP. The oil giant pleaded guilty to 14 criminal counts, including manslaughter, and agreed to pay $4 billion over the next five years. This is loony.

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