The Manslaughter Case Against BP…
Yeah, Feinberg and the GCCF are doing a number on the Gulf Coast residents right now, but lest we forget…he and his shenanigans would hardly be necessary if British Petroleum’s explosion of the Deepwater Horizon hadn’t occurred in the first place, killing eleven men and trashing an eco-system.
The Department of Justice is currently deciding whether to press manslaughter charges against various British Petroleum personnel.
In an excellent article by Tom Schroder at the Daily Beast, he lays out the case for why BP could be so charged:
On Tuesday, Bloomberg News reported that federal prosecutors are considering filing manslaughter charges against BP managers in the April 20, 2010, deaths of 11 crewmembers of the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. BP, which has already paid billions of dollars to help clean up the largest accidental oil spill in history and compensate those who suffered economic losses, has been under the threat of criminal indictments since June. To date, the blame for the well blowout has been widely distributed, with BP deflecting much, if not most, of the responsibility for the disaster to the companies the oil company had hired to drill and manage their well. An indictment of BP managers for manslaughter would be a dramatic refutation of that position. To meet the legal definition of manslaughter, those responsible for the safe drilling of the well would have to be found to have acted with negligence, “without due caution and circumspection.””
Read the article at the Daily Beast:
Have a nice day.