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US sets deadline for BP as mistrust grows

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  1. Holy Diver

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    The US tightened pressure Wednesday on BP, setting a 72-hour deadline for the battered British energy titan to present updated plans for battling the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

    Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, charged with leading the government's response to the nation's worst environmental disaster, demanded BP produce records of compensation claims filed by individuals and businesses.


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    Compensation claims? For crying out loud, who cares who gets paid for what right now, let's try working on stopping the damn oil from spewing all the hell over!!!!
     
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    Not surprising. BP, as a corporation, is as shady as they come. I wouldn't mind seeing their US operations seized by the government, but I'm sure that would result in more wailing and protestations about socialism and whatnot.
     
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    Why do you think nationalization is the answer?
     
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    I just think they've lost the right to operate in this country. I don't care if they're nationalized, merely banned, fined into bankruptcy, or their executives publicly drawn and quartered. But they've stood alone in their dismal safety record, cutting corners to maximize profits, and a lack of honesty and transparency.

    They make like Exxon Mobil look like the Mother Theresa of oil companies.
     

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