Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Back in January, Judge Barbier lazily picked a halfway number between the government's and BP's estimates of the total amount of oil spilled during the Macondo blowout.  The ruling represented something like a $4 billion to $8 billion win for BP. Nevertheless, BP appealed the ruling. Because from BP, point of view, they are pretty much done paying anything.

And now the government has appealed also .

Eventually, they'll have to pay some nominal fee. In another 20  years or so.

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