Saturday, December 04, 2010

BP's Early Lies Help it Tell Another

Attorney Jamie Gorelick continued her risk management crusade on behalf of BP, the world's best polluter.  Chron reported:

BP is challenging the government's estimate that its damaged Macondo well gushed 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico last summer, adopting a strategy that could save it billions of dollars in federal fines for the offshore spill.

The London-based oil giant, contending that the government's numbers are "highly unreliable," is poised to argue that as little as half that amount ultimately flowed into the Gulf.

The government estimates "rely on incomplete or inaccurate information, rest in large part on assumptions that have not been validated and are subject to far greater uncertainties than have been acknowledged," BP said in a white paper delivered to the presidential commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon disaster. "BP is confident that a complete, comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the flow issue will show that less — and possibly far less — oil was discharged from the Macondo well."
The government and BP worked hand in hand to manipulate the public on spill size.  BP's early risk management, along with government compliance, set the stage for BP's latest risk management move.  It's Disaster Queen Jamie Gorelick's chess game.  Someone call Tony Hayward to the stand.  That's if he's willing to testify and can fly out of frozen European airports.

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