NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 15, 2012
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(Justice Department: Pete Williams) The order for BP to pay a massive sum for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 examined; details given about the provisions of the criminal settlement and manslaughter charges against 2 rig supervisors; remarks from CEO Bob Dudley quoted. [Attorney General Eric HOLDER – notes the company has pled guilty to criminal felony charges.] [Public Citizen Tyson SLOCUM- says there is no effective deterrence for one of the largest corporate crimes in American history.]
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The reaction of Venice, Louisiana residents to the BP settlement featured; details given about the impact on fishermen and the environment; scenes shown of oil in the marsh. [Oyster farmer Mitch JURISICH, victim’s widow Shelley ANDERSON, University of Florida biologist Brian SILLIMAN, charter boat Capt. James PETERS- comment.]
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