Climate Progress cuts through the reporting of the New York Times to remind us that in addition to the $500,000 acoustic cut-off switch, that could of prevented this all but was left off in an effort to save money, apparently there was another safety measure, allegedly also left off as a cost-saving measure, that could have been employed by BP:

Another worker familiar with the rig told the lawyers that the company had chosen not to install a deep-water valve that would have been placed about 200 feet under the sea floor. Much like blowout preventers, devices that are meant to seal leaks, this valve could have served as a cutoff of last resort in explosions, the lawyers said.

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Should the American government sue BP for the costs of the Gulf Coast oil spill cleanup?
Climate Progress cuts through the reporting of the New York Times to remind us that in addition to the $500,000 acoustic cut-off switch, that could of prevented this all but was left off in an effort to save money, apparently there was another safety measure, allegedly also left off as a cost-saving measure, that could have been employed by BP:

Another worker familiar with the rig told the lawyers that the company had chosen not to install a deep-water valve that would have been placed about 200 feet under the sea floor. Much like blowout preventers, devices that are meant to seal leaks, this valve could have served as a cutoff of last resort in explosions, the lawyers said.

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12 yrs ago - Thursday 5/6/10 - 5:33:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
Erm, I thought BP already agreed to pay for stuff?
12 yrs ago - Thursday 5/6/10 - 11:37:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 5/6/10 - 5:33:54 AM mysocks wrote:
Erm, I thought BP already agreed to pay for stuff?

You're probably right .. either way this oil spill should have never occured
12 yrs ago - Thursday 5/6/10 - 11:42:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
No! As long as BP is using all their resources to clean it up, a law suit would only slow down the process.

After the fact, the US needs to sue BP for damages to the Shrimping Industry! I will not feel safe eating Shrimp for YEARS!
12 yrs ago - Thursday 5/6/10 - 11:46:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 5/6/10 - 11:42:05 AM M0lly wrote:
No! As long as BP is using all their resources to clean it up, a law suit would only slow down the process. After the fact, the US needs to sue BP for damages to the Shrimping Industry! I will not feel safe eating Shrimp for YEARS!

you're gonna eat black shrimp aha :P
12 yrs ago - Thursday 5/6/10 - 12:29:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm just going to avoid salt-water seafood for the foreseeable future
12 yrs ago - Thursday 5/6/10 - 12:52:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm sure that I heard that BP has already come out and said that they were paying for the cost of everything.
12 yrs ago - Thursday 5/6/10 - 5:24:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
So should this question be deleted to prevent it polluting the forum for the next 50 years?
12 yrs ago - Thursday 5/6/10 - 9:12:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes I think they should it would totally make sense.
12 yrs ago - Thursday 5/6/10 - 9:13:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
www.treehugger.com is a reliable news source.
12 yrs ago - Friday 5/7/10 - 12:37:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 5/6/10 - 11:42:05 AM M0lly wrote:
No! As long as BP is using all their resources to clean it up, a law suit would only slow down the process. After the fact, the US needs to sue BP for damages to the Shrimping Industry! I will not feel safe eating Shrimp for YEARS!

Approximately 70 percent of US seafood is brought ashore in the affected area, according to an expert quoted on the local news. It's not just shrimp you're going to be missing.
12 yrs ago - Friday 5/7/10 - 11:24:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
You could see the oil rig from the beach where I always vacation, SOMEONE better dratin' pay for it
12 yrs ago - Sunday 5/9/10 - 5:48:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 5/6/10 - 11:42:05 AM M0lly wrote:
No! As long as BP is using all their resources to clean it up, a law suit would only slow down the process. After the fact, the US needs to sue BP for damages to the Shrimping Industry! I will not feel safe eating Shrimp for YEARS!
On Friday 5/7/10 - 12:37:58 AM aldod wrote:
Approximately 70 percent of US seafood is brought ashore in the affected area, according to an expert quoted on the local news. It's not just shrimp you're going to be missing.


Oh yeah, I'm not eating any saltwater fish for the next 10 years!!!
12 yrs ago - Friday 5/14/10 - 1:00:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
This guy looks like evil personified...

BP boss admits job on the line over Gulf oil spill
12 yrs ago - Friday 5/14/10 - 1:03:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think they should only sue them if they refuse to clean it up themselves. I can see why the government would sue though.
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/3/10 - 4:07:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
This is seriously what they say - can't POSSIBLY come true. LIARS!

"the energy giant would clean up every drop of oil, and restore the Gulf Coast to its original state."

BP CEO: We will meet our obligations after oil spill
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/8/10 - 9:39:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/3/10 - 4:07:24 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
This is seriously what they say - can't POSSIBLY come true. LIARS! "the energy giant would clean up every drop of oil, and restore the Gulf Coast to its original state." [link]


lol, I'll give them that, I'll let them keep their "We did all we could after the spill" argument, if they are willing to concede that it was their horrible job that lead to the spill in the first place, and that they still owe us BIG for that...
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/15/10 - 1:28:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
And now they want us to use this 'salvaged' oil in our cars...

Coast Guard: BP increases oil containment efforts
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/15/10 - 1:44:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 6/15/10 - 1:28:23 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
And now they want us to use this 'salvaged' oil in our cars... [link]


What's the problem with that?
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/15/10 - 1:45:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
.... as opposed to just chucking it back in the sea? Or flaring it off?
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 6/24/10 - 12:54:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's a LOT of money - and the government had better use it for good if they get it...

Special report: Civil fine in Gulf spill could be $4,300 barrel
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 6/26/10 - 5:06:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Never going to happen kiki.

Know why? America would find itself even deeper in the sh*t than it is already if they put BP out of business.

39% of BP shares are American owned, and much of that is invested in pensions.

Consider that before you go rubbing your hands with glee at the thought of them being fined a bjillion dollars.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/13/10 - 11:51:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe BP can pay off our national debt?

Administration's fourth bill to BP totals $99.7 million
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/18/10 - 3:46:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Definitely.
11 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/1/10 - 2:08:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
11 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/1/10 - 2:26:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, they should seize all of BP's assets.

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