What do you think is the best penalty for BP oil?

@ronnyb (6117)
Jamaica
May 11, 2010 5:16am CST
By now most persons know about the massive oil spill that occurred in the gulf and has resulted in more that six hundred barrels of oil rushing towards gulf coast states. Now should this company be charged financially ,or in a court of law or just written off as a mistake ?
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8 responses
@redhotpogo (4435)
• United States
11 May 10
Yeah it should be written off as a mistake, because that's what it was. They should be held responsible for what happened, and be required to clean up their mess, but further punishment is not necessary. Punishment is used to teach a lesson, but I'm sure they have already learned their lesson. They just lost alot of money. I'm sure that they will be investigating, and finding out how it happened, and fixing the problem so that it doesn't happen again.
@jdyrj777 (6543)
• United States
12 May 10
Perhaps all mistakes and accidents should be written off as well.
• United States
12 May 10
As long as the mistake is fixed.
@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
13 May 10
Thank you for your views .I know and agree it was an accident but somehow I think there hould be some kinf fianacial punishment even force them to contributte to some kind of environmental foundation (if that hasnt been done already ).My reason for saying that is that i remmeber when BP made about ten billion dollars in a couple quarters and I think they have gotten greedy and that it is their haste to make more money tresulted in them ignoring some safety measures
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
13 May 10
I think instead of worrying right now what the penalty should be they need to worry about getting the spill stopped. I'm sure bp did not want this to happen.
@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
13 May 10
Thank you for your answer Antique and have a great day
@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
13 May 10
I believe that there should be some kind of a fine for this having happened to BP because there are ordinary people that make mistakes in their lives and they end up fined for the mistakes that they make. In addition to that, the cost of cleanup from this having happened is going to be extremely expensive and there needs to be a way for this to be financed. This should not be something that the government is responsible for as there are already enough financial problems in the government as it stands.
@bestboy19 (5481)
• United States
12 May 10
Since this oil spill has financially harmed other businesses, BP should be fined.
• Lincoln, Nebraska
12 May 10
I personally believe that they should be forced to shutdown all operations.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
12 May 10
I think that BP has definitely learnt from their mistake! This ‘little’ incident has cost them millions of dollars already. I do believe that it was a mistake and a costly one at that and, because fines etc are issued in order to teach the guilty person a lesson I think that has already happened through BP’s financial losses. They should be held responsible for the clean up operations at their expense of course.
@savak03 (6693)
• United States
12 May 10
Since they are making such a killing at the gas pump I think they should foot the bill for the clean up and then some.
@jdyrj777 (6543)
• United States
12 May 10
I certainly think the company should be held responsible. Just think of all the sea and land animals they are killing. How did the spill get so large anyway before it was even noticed.