Spin, Baby, Spin. Buy, Baby, Buy. Lie, Baby, Lie.

BP is trying to buy off coastal residents. Dirt cheap. Fuck you, BP and the oil spewing train you rode in on:

Alabama Attorney GeneralTroy Kingsaid tonight that he has told representatives ofBP Plc. that they should stop circulating settlement agreements among coastal Alabamians.
The agreements, King said, essentially require that people give up the right to sue in exchange for payment of up to $5,000.

King said BP’s efforts were particularly strong in Bayou La Batre.

attorney general said he is prohibited from giving legal advice to
private citizens, but added that “people need to proceed with caution
and understand the ramifications before signing something like that.

Hat Tip: Judy B at Thanks Katrina.

6 thoughts on “Spin, Baby, Spin. Buy, Baby, Buy. Lie, Baby, Lie.

  1. This is just the first of many apoplexies we’re going to have with BP, I’m afraid.
    There are no words. And the Obama administration, Congress, the oil companies…none of them know what in the hell to do about this thing, and they can’t even fake it.

  2. $5,000? I recently won a settlement for double that much just for dealing with a busted tail bone for a few weeks! You would think they’d at least add a zero or two to that. Cheap pricks.

  3. $5K?!??! A meager 5K?!??!? For a possible years-long destruction of livelihood/lifestyle? EFF BP!!!! Don’t sign folks! Stick it to the BP a-holes.

  4. …paymentof up to $5,000…
    It’s worse, people. Look at the detail: up to. People could be offered less depending on BP calculations.

  5. You’re kidding – they’re already trying to get signed settlements before anyone knows the extent???
    Let’s look at the economics here. How far is BP gonna pay down the chain for their damage:
    Cost of Cleanup
    Loss of livelihood for fishers / shrimpers : based on Exxon Valdez spill this could be for many, many years.
    Loss of tourism – again for many years.
    Throughout the US, people having to pay a higher price for seafood.
    Destruction of habitat a) effects on wildlife, b) remember that one of the factors of the Katrina damage to NOLA was the erosion of wetlands between NOLA and the sea.

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