President Obama has billed BP for $69 million in connection with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, currently the size of southern England, south of Birmingham I have reproduced the exact news release below and you can join in the fun, just dial up the telephone numbers below.
Just before we get too excited, the President shpould remember that the drilling contractor and the owner of ther rig was an American company and that BP sub-contracted the task to that American company. So is America simply having a pop at the old country and fighting the Battle of Independence all over again? If so we've have all our tea back... we might also bill America for all the wars Bush got us into??
DATE: June 03, 2010 13:46:16 CST
Obama Administration Sends $69 Million Bill To BP
Deepwater Horizon Incident
Joint Information Center
Phone: (985) 902-5231
WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration today sent a preliminary bill for $69.09 million to BP and other responsible parties for response and recovery operations relating to the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The Administration will continue to bill BP regularly for all associated costs to ensure the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund is reimbursed on an ongoing basis.
As a responsible party, BP is financially responsible for all costs associated with the response to the spill, including efforts to stop the leak at its source, reduce the spread of oil, protect the shoreline and mitigate damages, as well as long term recovery efforts to ensure that all individuals and communities impacted by the spill are made whole.
To provide full transparency of the ongoing efforts and to ensure that the American public is not held accountable for the costs of response and recovery activities, the Federal Government will bill BP and the other responsible parties periodically for costs incurred by the Federal On-Scene Coordinator to support Federal, State, and local response efforts.
The Administration expects prompt payment and will take additional steps as necessary to ensure that BP and other responsible parties, not American taxpayers, pay all of the costs associated with the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
This invoice is based on specific Federal Government expenses that are subject to billing at this time, including expenses associated with the response of over two dozen Federal entities and agencies from three States, in accordance with the Federal On-Scene Coordinator request for assistance process. Federal response activities not subject to billing at this time, including future activities, will be billed to the responsible parties through subsequent invoices. In addition, these bills do not include any other costs for which BP and the other responsible parties are liable to any other party.
The United States Coast Guard is responsible for administering the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to ensure that individuals and communities harmed by oil spills are made whole and that the costs of response and cleanup are borne by the responsible parties.
For information about the response effort, visit http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/.
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