BP pled guilty to causing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history that resulted in the loss of American lives and American business. Now the company has launched a PR campaign to evade accountability for the damage they caused and restrain continued shareholder frustration.
Instead of dumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into a PR campaign, BP needs to stop the backpedaling and live up to the settlement its corporate lawyers negotiated and agreed to. BP is not a victim of small businesses, judges or even trial lawyers; they are still just a corporate felon who pled guilty to killing 11 rig workers, polluted the Gulf and ruined the livelihoods of thousands of Americans.
- BP pled guilty to 11 counts of manslaughter and lying to the Federal Government, stemming from the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.
- BP is a convicted felon.
- BP was on probation for three prior disasters at the time of the blowout.
- BP has been suspended from doing business with the US government for a lack of corporate integrity.
- For nearly two years BP’s team of corporate lawyers negotiated, co-authored, agreed to, and sought Court approval of every word in the Settlement Agreement.