Gulf of Mexico, Deepwater Horizion: Cameron International, the maker of the Deepwater Horizon’s blowout preventer has agreed to pay $250 million to BP. BP said it was “in their mutual best interests, and the agreement is not an admission of liability by either party.” The companies are dropping all claims against one another.
A non-jury trial is slated to begin in February to determine fault in the April 20, 2010, explosion and oil spill off the Louisiana coast. “Today’s settlement allows BP and Cameron to put our legal issues behind us and move forward to improve safety in the drilling industry,” said Bob Dudley, BP group chief executive.
Probes of the Deepwater Horizon explosion by the federal government and independent scientists and engineers have found all three companies were at fault for a series of decisions and actions that led to the Macondo well blowout, the nation’s largest offshore oil spill. The settlement comes in advance of a federal trial over the catastrophic Gulf oil spill.
Now, start counting the years it takes for the victims to be compensated.
Before we begin, let’s check for the proper words which will lead to the possible 590,000 x 12,000 per victim pay dirt.
Crown, Bogalusa aka Gaylord aka Temple Inland, aka Paper Mill, Criminal, Spill, Incident, Thousands effected, Louisiana, Mississppi, Civil, and this shit: COULD BE A FEDERAL CRIME If only we could know huh? Yep the money passage and package is full. All is go!
BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA: Temple-Inland Inc. faces a federal criminal investigation over a spill that killed thousands of fish in the Pearl River south of its Bogalusa, La., paper mill. A Mississippi official said Wednesday that environmental regulators from Mississippi and Louisiana have spoken repeatedly to federal investigators about the incident.
Among the 590,000 dead fish and shellfish that died were some Gulf sturgeon.The killing of a threatened species could be a federal crime or civil violation. Penalties for killing a threatened species can run as high as a $25,000 fine and six months in jail. Civil fines run as high as $12,000 per dead animal.
“They’re looking at criminal implications alleged by director of the Office of Pollution Control for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. “We’ve talked to criminal investigators quite a bit.” Jeff Fleming, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman confirmed that an investigation continues.
Thursday, Mississippi officials released 3,000 “harvestable-size” catfish into the Pearl River meant to provide immediate targets for fishermen as was paid for with part of the $365,000 in fines and restitution that Temple-Inland, of Austin, Texas, has paid to Mississippi. It’s the first time Mississippi has fined a polluter located in another state, officials said.
Temple-Inland did not respond to requests for comment. It’s the first time Mississippi has fined a polluter located in another state, officials said. Both Mississippi and Louisiana have previously released fish to help replenish the river.