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Rep. John Conyers: Feinberg Let BP Go Back On Its Word to Compensate ‘All Legitimate Claims’

Since the Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20, ending the lives of eleven men, injuring many others, and causing the largest environmental disaster in United States history, the victims have been waiting for BP to make them whole. Unfortunately, thus far BP’s response has been a day late and a dollar short — many dollars short. Over three thousand people filed claims for personal injuries from the explosion and the resulting oil spill and cleanup effort, but BP paid only a tiny fraction of those claims, totaling less than $6,000. As respiratory problems among cleanup workers and symptoms of depression among coastal residents continue to mount, it shocks me that the fourth-largest corporation in the world has thus far paid such a paltry sum to make amends for the damage it has caused.

via Rep. John Conyers: Feinberg Let BP Go Back On Its Word to Compensate “All Legitimate Claims” | Huffington Post.

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