Prison? No. They should be given little plastic toy shovels and a lot of paper towels and made to go clean up their mess.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? numerous states.
Do you think that there should be civil and criminal investigations and the individuals responsible fined and thrown in prison?
I am sure there will be, no matter what we think, and yes I do think such investigations are a good idea.Do you think that there should be civil and criminal investigations
If they are found guilty of violation of some law, they certainly should be fined and/or jailed.and the individuals responsible fined and thrown in prison?
Really? 11 people died and there is a great probability it is due to the actions of those businesses involved and you think nobody is guilty of a crime?But in the end industrial accidents like this happen and I think there is a reasonable chance no one is guilty of a crime. .
Dude, this was no run of the mill OSHA violation... have you seen the devastation???But in the end industrial accidents like this happen and I think there is a reasonable chance no one is guilty of a crime.
Sure, run them out of business and have thousands of stock holders lose their investments. If you have a pension plan with your company, there is a good chance you own some BP stock. Obama by his inaction/lethargic response is as much to blame as anyone else. Dozens of nations have offered to help and he has declined their assistance. There are federal laws set in place during the Clinton administration that could have assisted in the cleanup, but he chose not to utilized them as well. I guess it was more important to concentrate of sending lawyers and starting lawsuits then to take direct action and providing assistance in capping the well/perform the cleanup.Given the history of other violations, someone needs to go to jail on this one and fines so high, BP goes out of business.... tomorrow.
**A: $20 billion is not enough but it's a start.Well, BP has just agreed to give the Obama administration access to 20 billion dollars. Now, how much will be distributed to people that lost income due to Obama's ban on offshore drilling? How much of that cash will be siphoned off by the government for other than direct damage to the environment? I bet O's lawyers will make a killing! Acorn! put in your claim.
Attitudes such as this is why I think BP was foolish to agree to the escrow.**A: $20 billion is not enough but it's a start.