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Gulf of Mexico / BP Oil Spill #1036370

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 15, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(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.]

Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete;
Thompson, Anne

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