stupid fat hobbit (dearpencilpal) wrote in ontd_political,
stupid fat hobbit

Gov. Sticks BP With $69M Bill

No one ever said cleaning up an oil spill was cheap: Feds served BP with a hefty $69 million bill for the initial costs of contending with the worst oil disaster in U.S. history. An angered President Barack Obama slammed the energy giant, using his harshest words thus far on the matter: "I am furious at this entire situation because this is an example where somebody didn't think through the consequences of their actions," he told CNN's Larry King. "This is imperiling an entire way of life and an entire region for potentially years." This initial $69 million charge is one of many more to befall BP. The announcement precedes Obama's second visit to the Gulf. The president has been criticized for being too soft on BP and its role in an oil spill that has inundated the Gulf of Mexico with more than 21 million gallons of oil.


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