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Should BP pay more for Gulf oil spill?

British Petroleum executives pledged Wednesday to put $20 billion into an escrow account to cover claims associated with the Gulf oil spill -- but not lost wages of oil industry workers sidelined by the administration's six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling. Should BP cover those lost wages, as well?

By Hal Straus  |  June 17, 2010; 9:12 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I believe this 20 billion is just for starters, if/when the demand for extra cash is needed, BP should agree to bring out more money for the oil spill clean-up. To me, it was never intended to be "just" 20 billion dollars for BP to provide.

Posted by: pablo2335 | June 17, 2010 11:35 AM

There is no way, or amounts, or means of forgiveness to compensate anyone, or even God's creation, for the absolute reckless, careless, selfish, LAZY, GREEDY, PURPOSEFUL dereliction of duties that caused this catastrophic oil gushing. The money BP pays will not make a dent in any of the devastation, and it will certainly not even be noticed in the corporative profits to punish or even make a dent in their thick, conscienceless, SELFISH, inhumane skulls!

Posted by: Maerzie | June 17, 2010 9:55 PM

I belive if BP knew how some of the money was being spent. They'd cut the spending and fight to not pay. I am with the uniformed services and we will keep it at that, wanted to come down and help. Instead we have nearly 50 people here eating 3 meals making good money and we are putting sandbags on a levee that has nothing to do with the spill. .. even the local civilian officials that are providing sand bags said they had no idea why we are putting the sand bags there. One did say it was not for the oil spill, but for high tide. Wich was up at the time and water was no where in sight. So BP is paying a lot for us to do absolutely nothing about the spill.

Posted by: 5150private | June 23, 2010 7:46 PM

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