BP to Gulf victims: Sorry we ruined your life. Now go away.
As The New York Times reports today, oil giant BP now claims that victims of the Gulf oil disaster it caused could be receiving too much money from the compensation fund administered by Kenneth Feinberg. What a joke. It’s like a throwback to the tone-deaf comments of BP’s former CEO Tony Hayward.
If you want to see and hear the truth for yourself, check out some of these heartfelt testimonials from Gulf residents. For instance, Darla and Todd Rooks, who were forced to give up their home and live on their fishing boat, and are afraid to eat the seafood that has provided their entire living for decades.
BP is basically saying to Gulf residents: it’s too bad we ruined you life, your means of earning a living, and the beautiful Gulf coast where your family has thrived for generations, BUT STOP WHINING SO MUCH.
The harsh reality is that many Gulf residents have suffered tremendously from BP’s negligence and won’t get a single penny in compensation. Many others have received a tiny fraction of their actual losses to-date, and will probably only get a fraction of their future losses. Some have lost cars, homes and businesses. Some of lost their marriages under the stress.
Does BP expect anyone to believe that its victims will be overcompensated for THAT?
Listen to the stories of Gulf tour operators like Wendy Billiot, fisherman like J.J. Creppel, and Native Americans like Rosina Phillippe, whose family has lived off the bounty of the Gulf for hundreds of years. And then decide for yourself.
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