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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Final report: They're all to blame for BP disaster

The final government report of the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico finds that not only BP is to blame:

From the article: "A key chapter from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill's final report shows the panel is pulling no punches in assigning blame for last April's oil rig explosion. That blast killed 11 workers, seriously injured others and created the largest oil spill ever in American waters.

When William Reilly became the co-chairman of the commission, he expected to uncover a story about one bad actor: BP. Instead, he found that Halliburton and Transocean were deeply implicated."

The shocking conclusion: "Given that both of these companies plus BP are active in virtually every ocean, I have concluded reluctantly that we have a systemwide problem that is going to require a systemwide solution," he says.

That's right, a systemic problem, meaning it could happen again. Anywhere.

And yet, management of these corporations--the people found to be at fault in the report--receive no consequences. No prison time. No jail time. Nothing.

(let's not forget that they killed 11 people in one day).

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