BP May Be Fined Up to $18 Billion for Spill in Gulf - NYTimes.com
If they don’t watch themselves we may start making oil companies pay their taxes.
Oh well, at least there is clearly a warning system in place that is taken completely seriously by the higher ups:
In a central episode, Judge Barbier highlighted a phone call between a senior BP employee on the rig and an engineer in Houston that took place roughly 40 minutes before the explosion. In the call, the two men discussed the results of a pressure test that should have prompted quick action to prevent an impending blowout. BP did not mention this call in its own investigative report, an omission Judge Barbier found suspicious.