Where Barack Obama and the vast majority of Congress remain mute, the Attorneys General across the Gulf Coast continue to call it like they see it, and they see Feinberg and the GCCF putting the screws to the Gulf Coast, at the behest of British Petroleum who has been screwing them all along:
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood wrote, in his second legal brief on the matter, how BP uses “economic duress to manipulate financially desperate claimants into providing BP … with an improperly broad release of claims and legal rights in exchange for inadequate consideration.”
Also included in brief is the dire need for court supervision of the GCCF process:
“A breaking point in the health and economic vitality of our coastal citizens and communities has now been reached as the result of the failure of the claims process to timely and fully compensate claimants with legitimate claims for the losses.”
He blames Feinberg, for basically being Feinberg, BP’s paid off cover-up agent, stating the claims process is still murky, still far from transparent, and Feinberg uses that lack of transparency to manipulate the public into thinking all is well:
“This distortion of the truth is emblematic of the media campaign launched by Mr. Feinberg, acting on BP’s behalf, to mislead the public regarding the GCCF [Gulf Coast Claims Facility] and to conceal the repeated violations of OPA [the Oil Pollution Act] by BP, through the GCCF claims process…this court can only rely on anecdotes from claimants to the press and to state consumer protection officials … to form the basis for any challenge to the adequacy of the current BP claims process or to fashion a remedial order to cure alleged violations of OPA by BP and the GCCF.”
And that’s just the beginning, the Attorney General for Alabama also weighs in…read the rest of the article here:
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