Let me apologize in advance for all the numbers that follow, but they’re important.
Eleven men died on Deepwater Horizon the night BP’s Macondo well blew out in April 2010. It’s one number we shouldn’t forget and no number can be placed on the loss their families and communities suffered and continue to suffer.
The number announced today – $4 billion – represents BP’s criminal settlement with the US government and a victory for the giant oil corporation. Continue reading